Lighting with Flash: On Location from Close Up to Portrait
Lighting with Flash: On Location from Close Up to Portrait is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, compiled by the creator, David Hobby. This tutorial is an absolute step for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It provides you a thorough grip on Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Flash Photography, Photography, Portraits, Lighting, Video, Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Flash Photography, Photography, Portraits, Lighting and Video.
In this installment of the Lighting with Flash series, photographer and Strobist publisher David Hobby visits a conservation center to photograph subjects small and large, demonstrating flash lighting techniques along the way. The course begins with a close-up shoot of a small frog—and with details on how to light close-ups and macros using a small softbox and a reflector made of crumpled aluminum foil. Next, David uses multiple strobes and umbrellas to transform a dark blacksmith shop into a warm backdrop for a portrait of a craftsman at work. In a bonus chapter, David discusses an approach for organizing photo meet-ups that have a purpose: leveraging the talents of multiple photographers to quickly create a set of photos for a worthy organization.
- Uncluttering the background of close-up shots
- Adding flash and refining exposure
- Setting up lighting for a portrait
- Organizing photo meet-ups that have a purpose