Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video The photo shoot, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
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this is a penalty shot, I'd come forward a little bit. …You guys need to warm up. Yeah I just did before we left. …Charge them. (LAUGH) Oh, this is going to be fun. …Male Let me shoot. Male So Eric, Mr Eric, whom you met …before, right? Over here? …He's going to be throwing balls like we do in practice a lot of the time, okay? …And you guys are going to be kind of on this side of the goal.…
And he's always going to throw 'em on that side of you, okay, so think going …out not with two hands necessarily, but going out with one hand and just trying …to get a hand on the ball, alright? We're going to, don't dive yet. …Just going to warm up a little bit, and take some pictures. …But when we get you diving, we're going to have a mattress out there so you …can literally splay like straight out over it, okay? …Male I'm just going to check the light first. …Wow, this looks good. Okay, so take a step over that way. …So Eric, you're going to be laying it up. Right in here, okay.…
Male Okay. Male Alright, now back up. …
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