Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video A closer look at the lighting, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
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Okay. So, a couple of things about this flash. …This is going to be the keylight. which is why it's got a quarter CTO on …the front to warm it up a little bit. This little gel you see. …It's also got tape on it that says quarter CTO, and there's tape here, tape …there and tape there. And I want to know that anywhere that I …look in this flash in my camera bag, I can tell that it is my CTO flash. …And that keeps me from having to put a gel on every time I want to decide what …I'm, what flash I'm going to light someone's face with. …So, rather than do that, I just have a key light flash that I keep a gel on all …the time. So, there's a kind of a neat way that …we're hooking these up. this is a Frio Coldshoe, which ca, just …came out, and they've got a little like a couple airlock impressionist kind of a …connection to them. So, they hold the flash really securely …and they're tiny, and I like them a lot. but what we're doing is we're putting …this in at a 90 degree angle, because this flash is designed to tilt this way …
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