Lighting with Flash: Sports from Action to Portraits
Lighting with Flash: Sports from Action to Portraits is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, compiled by the creator, David Hobby. This tutorial is an absolute base for anyone who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It provides you a thorough grip on Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Photography, Lighting, Video, Cameras + Gear, 3D + Animation, Photography, Lighting and Video.
In this installment of the Lighting with Flash series, photographer and Strobist.com publisher David Hobby demonstrates using strobes when shooting sports—in this case, some kids playing soccer. After providing an overview of his lighting strategy, David shoots some action shots of goalkeepers diving for the ball. Next, he shoots some portraits of the soccer players, employing a compact softbox attachment as a key light.
In the second half of the course, David photographs a group of fencers, transforming the bland lighting in a gym and freezing the athletes’ action as they leap. Afterwards, he shoots a group portrait of the fencing club.
- Setting up a multi-strobe shoot
- Capturing athletes in action
- Balancing fading daylight with flash
- Tips for using color gels and flash accessories, from cold shoes to softboxes