Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking the initial shots, part of Lighting with Flash: On Location from Close Up to Portrait.
David: Okay, I think, I think we're ready to to see if our, our lights are, are …going to work, and. We're, I'm just going to have you work …and do what you want to do. I would think I would think more turned …towards this light, maybe split, split the difference. …I think you're good right there. and then I'm going to shoot some pictures …and tweak a little bit. And I'll let you know when we're final. …Albin: Okay. David: And then at that point we'll shoot …the pictures that we're really, really going to end up using, so. …Albin: Alright. once we get the lights right, i really …want to defer to you about not having you do anything that is inappropriate from a …blacksmith's sense because they pictures will be used by the conservancy.…
And by you and the last thing in the world we want to have you do is like …licking the metal bar or something like that. …Albin: That's fine. David: Ok. …(NOISE) And I'll know. I, I'm going to see if I get in a fire, …basically, is what it comes down to. So first I'm going to get everything …
- Uncluttering the background of close-up shots
- Adding flash and refining exposure
- Setting up lighting for a portrait
- Organizing photo meet-ups that have a purpose