Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up for a portrait, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
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I’m going to make these nice and bright, one eight. …(LAUGH) So, I’m putting the I’m putting the rim lights over, over the goal so …they won’t make the net nuclear, hopefully. …bring it a little bit like here. Put a power. …Go a little bit. Going up to a quarter power in each of …these room lights. And we're just going to do a really quick portrait.…
Gerald and Andrew are are twins. Hey, Gerald. …Which one of you guys is oldest? Male They don't know. …They don't know, their parents won't tell them. …That's how competitive they are. Okay. …So, we're going to turn on one of these little speed lights into a mini soft box. …Here's a cinch strap. So, this is a LumiQuest LTp which turns a …flash into a soft box the size of your laptop. …We're going to put on a speed strap. Here's a little elasticized straps that …make the flash hold really tight. And I'm going to drop this right over.…
This is going to be a really cool, athletic kind of a Nike Gatorade looking picture. …So, guys, give me about three or four minutes and I'll have this ready to go, okay? …
In the second half of the course, David photographs a group of fencers, transforming the bland lighting in a gym and freezing the athletes' action as they leap. Afterwards, he shoots a group portrait of the fencing club.
- Setting up a multi-strobe shoot
- Capturing athletes in action
- Balancing fading daylight with flash
- Tips for using color gels and flash accessories, from cold shoes to softboxes