Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video The photo shoot, part of Lighting with Flash: Portrait of a Beekeeper and His Bees.
Jim Now, this is what I took out of that. …Male Oh, cool. And that's, that's the core of the hive there. …That's what you're building on? Jim This is plain old comb and it's got …lots of honey in it. Male I'm rethinking this whole being a …foot away from bee sting without the net so, we'll, we'll see. … >> (INAUDIBLE). Male Oh, you got one on your jacket …just crawling around. I'm going to give them a second to settle. …Is that okay? Jim Yep. …Male And rotate around more towards where Dave is.…
yeah, Dave in black. There we go. …I'm going to come in quietly. Okay, Dave, I don't know if you're going …off in there. Dave I don't see it going off. …Male Okay, hold for a second. Check our connections, one, two, half the button. …There we go, Yep. So, you want to be on his face.…
Yeah, I can see now. Raise it up just a little bit. …Oh, no. Okay, so Dave Pyle raise the light up …just a little bit. Jim, you, Jim you're doing great. …Dave Do you want a different piece of comb? …Male No, I like this a lot. Dave Shows up against the white …
Next, David addresses a more challenging subject: a humming hive of honeybees. Working quickly for obvious reasons, David uses his camera's automatic, through-the-lens (TTL) flash-exposure mode along with a ring-light adaptor for the strobe. The course concludes with some insights on David's approach to lighting and his choice of subject matter.
- Balancing daylight and flash
- Using a grid modifier to control flash lighting
- Using TTL mode to work quickly
- Choosing subjects that make good stories