Join Jim Sugar for an in-depth discussion in this video The shoot, part 1, part of Wireless Flash: Studio Portraits.
So I want to put these lights in place in such a way that I can show your…claymor and your Scottish highland warrior outfit and do it in such a way that I…show the shape of your body and the shape of the sword.…So I've a light there and I've got this light here and one of the things that…I'm going to do is bring it in very very close to you.…As close as I can.…And I'm going to bring this in here.…
Eventually we're going to change in just a little bit but we're going to…start with it here.…And I've got the light on the boom pole is positioned directly over your head.…So the camera is right here.…This is the camera that I've been using quite already and this is a Nikon D3S.…And I have a SU800 strobe-- or trigger on the top.…And this is set up in such a way that this device here will send out a signal,…which will trip these four lights, one, two, three and that one down there four.…
So let just see how close I am.…I need to move this over.…And I'm going to start with a picture as vertical.…And I'm using a 24 to 70 mm Nikkor lens.…
In this installment, Jim shows how to light and shoot a portrait with a dramatic look. He demonstrates a variety of inexpensive lighting tools—clamps, gels, and other light modifiers—to light the subject and the background. He also shows how to offer direction, pose the subject, and make him or her feel more comfortable. The course wraps up with tips on distinct ways to effectively light and separate the subject from the background, using gels, adjusting lights, and modifying the ratios between multiple strobes and the ambient light in the room.
- Preparing for a shoot
- Positioning the subject
- Using light modifiers, clamps, and other lighting accessories
- Assessing the results
- Tips to remember for lighting and shooting portraits