Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting using available window light, part of Lighting with Flash: Basics.
Okay, so we have some white seamless set up and we have a window set up.…The neat thing about this room is that it's just surrounded with windows, which means…that on most given days, you are going to have shade light coming in, which is what we have…from this direction, and on the opposite side you have some form of sunlight, if it's coming through.…It's a pretty overcast day today, so our light is going to be pretty consistent.…So I have just set up some white seamless, and what I have effectively done is to take…this window and make it into a soft box.…So rather than just saying, well, the exposure is 1/125th of a second at 2 8 and 400 in here,…which is about what it is,…I'm specifically already starting to look at the soft box as--or this window, see I slipped…Freudian--this window as a soft box, because I want not only to have the quantity of ambient…light that I want, but I want to have the quality and the direction.…
So this is going to be very cool light because it shades, so I am going to white balance for that.…
- Starting with window light
- Adding a flash and umbrella
- Using multiple strobes
- Layering and creating a cone of light
- Creating classic ring light glamour