Lighting the macro scene with strobes


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Lighting the macro scene with strobes

If you watched the last movie, you saw me solve this particular exposure problem we're having right now. It's a big light. The problem I'm having is, zoomed out all the way to 5X on the 65 mm macro, I am just cutting out all the light in my scene. I'm at f16 and, on this lens, 5X zoom at f/16 is the equivalent to f/95 on a normal lens. There is a whole chart about f-stop equivalency in the 65 mm manual. So, I've just got a very, very dark image. Let me give you a shot of what I've got here.

Again, I'm at f/16, and I have got a different composition than what I had before. But you can see that I have still got the same problem. And, there's just no light way down in there. So, if you already own an external strobe, and you're not interested in buying more gear, there's no reason you can't just flood your scene with this thing, and not have to buy a bunch of big external lighting. However, if you're thinking that you're just going to put...

Lighting the macro scene with strobes
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Lighting the macro scene with strobes provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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