Lighting with Flash: Portrait of a Beekeeper and His Bees
Lighting with Flash: Portrait of a Beekeeper and His Bees is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, produced by the author, David Hobby. This tutorial is a critical pillar for a person who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Flash Photography, Photography, Portraits, Lighting, Video, 3D + Animation, Flash Photography, Photography, Portraits, Lighting and Video.
In this installment of the Lighting with Flash series, photographer and Strobist.com publisher David Hobby employs compact flash units to light an outdoor environmental portrait of a beekeeper and his bees. For the portrait, David balances the light from two strobes with late-afternoon sunshine, using a snap-on grid to focus the light from one strobe and adjusting his camera’s white balance to add warmth to shade-lit skin tones.
Next, David addresses a more challenging subject: a humming hive of honeybees. Working quickly for obvious reasons, David uses his camera’s automatic, through-the-lens (TTL) flash-exposure mode along with a ring-light adaptor for the strobe. The course concludes with some insights on David’s approach to lighting and his choice of subject matter.
- Balancing daylight and flash
- Using a grid modifier to control flash lighting
- Using TTL mode to work quickly
- Choosing subjects that make good stories