For reasons of economy, either cost or space in your luggage, you might want or need to shoot with only one strobe. Here's how to adapt the rules from this chapter into a one-strobe scenario.
- [Instructor] Now in every situation…we've examined so far, we've had two strobes,…but you may not own two strobes.…After all they tend to be pretty expensive,…and even if you do, you might sometimes choose…to pack light, and just carry one,…which is why in this movie, we're going to talk…about getting good results with an economical system…that includes one and only one strobe.…- [Instructor] So here we are shooting our simplified scene.…We've got our camera and portrait orientation,…and we've got one strobe.…So putting into practice all the principles…we've learned so far in this chapter,…we want to make sure that we're lighting from above.…
And it's important when you're shooting…with one strobe, to keep that strobe centered.…We're going to see an example of how…that really looks a little bit later on.…- [Instructor] And I just want folks to notice…that what we're really seeing here…is the exact same thing we saw…when we looked at shooting vertical…portrait shots using two strobes.…Working with one strobe is just like…
- Wide-angle optics
- Blending and contrasting exposure
- Controlling exposure with aperture
- Lighting underwater
- Shooting on walls and slopes
- Composing underwater shots
- Capturing rays of sunlight
- Going in for close focus
- Post-processing in Lightroom
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Wide Angle?
5. Special Techniques
6. Post Processing
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