Lighting your macro scene with continuous light


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Lighting your macro scene with continuous light

In the last couple of movies, you saw me making a lot of finessey little lighting adjustments through reflectors and other light to try to get more light on the particular areas of the flower. That's some of the macro lighting you're going to do. When you're in real close, as we are right now, you're going to have to turn to some stronger solutions. Now, I'm still here by my window, and I've still got daylight coming in through the window, but it's not enough to really get a lot of light inside the flower. Before we set all this us up, we grab the little clip of what this flower looks like. Here it is. You can see that it's pretty deep. And, I want to zoom into that area way down inside there.

I've got my 65 mm lens here. I've got it extended all the way to 5X, and I want to shoot at f/16. Because of 5X, my depth of field is so shallow. Now, with this lens at 5X at f/16, you're actually shooting at an equivalent f-stop on a normal lens of f/95....

Lighting your macro scene with continuous light
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Lighting your macro scene with continuous light 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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