Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video The lighting plan, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports from Action to Portraits.
Alright. So, this is our $6 softbox. …It's a silk Japanese lantern, and inside it we've got an SB-800 just hanging on a, …on the little rig we showed you before. It's got a Steffen dome on it, so, it …goes out in all directions. And this Japanese lantern turns that …little bare bulb into a big bare bulb. And it throws the light out everywhere …from inside the scene. So, that's going to light the room, it's …going to light the fencers. It's going to really zero in on the fencers. …And then we will we're actually going to take it out on the final picture.…
So, you don't know where this light's coming from, and it's going to feel like …a light that's coming from out of frame and pushing way, way down. …If you were going to buy this commercially, this set up is available on …something called a Chimera lantern, and they're like 350 bucks. …But for $6 you can get a long, a long way towards it. …And these are, I mean they're, they're almost indestructible. …They're made out of silk. They're not made out of paper. …
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