Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video The photo shoot, part of Lighting with Flash: Sports, from Action to Portraits.
Male Alright, so Chris when your'e ready I'm going to put you right here …dead, dead center. Male Where am I at? …Where am I at? Male You're like right, you're like …splitting, splitting this t, right here, okay? …Male Splitting the line? Male Absolutely. …Yeah, so that's how low I can be, let me drop that flash just a tad behind you my …background, my background flash is picking up overhead just a little bit so …I want to make sure I don't see it in the picture. …Alright, that's good. Alright, now I'm going to work everybody …around Chris for the most part. What you're going to do is you're …going to stand a little in front of him, and if you're on this side, I want you …turned in, like your body's turned in this way and you'll kind of.…
Split the difference, like instead of looking right at me with your face, maybe …you turn your face halfway to me and just look at me the rest of the way with your eyes. …Does that make sense? because we've got a light back here …that's going to just do, be doing, like, little epic splash lights across your …
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