As you determine your flash and camera settings for your photo shoot, not only do you need to take the space into consideration, you also need to think about the photo you want to create. In this video, author Joe McNally discusses how to combine the image in your head with the space so that you can set your flash and camera settings.
- This is a fairly sizable room,…which might speak to a bigger flash,…but the idea I have for a photograph is going to speak,…I think, to control.…So there will be a role, I feel, for speedlights here.…But this will be a fairly simple picture.…We have a Lastolite Octa, an Ezybox Octa,…which has a receptacle that you can fit two speedlights…into, so I have two SB-5000's controlled with a radio.…I can speak to those lights.…
That technology's working fine.…And I'm going to do a flash and burn, if you will,…or a flash pop with ambient exposure.…Alright, it's not bad light,…but we're getting some shadowing, because we're blending…in so much of the fluorescent.…What we're going to need to do is throw down a Lastolite…TriGrip silver up.…We could even take a Magic Arm, if we wanted to,…off of the main C, and we'll bounce it.…The bounce needs to originate right here by camera.…Two speedlights, softbox, ambient light for the background.…
So shutter speed addresses my environment,…my f-stop correlates to my flash.…I'm going to light her, and then let the rest of the room…
- Researching the subject
- Conducting a phone interview
- Essential pieces of gear for a dance shoot
- Working with a photo assistant
- Setting up and changing a shot
- Visualizing the first shot
- Creating a lighting setup that complements your subject
- Modifying the environment
- Dealing with on-set challenges
- Attaching lights to a subject
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1. Working with a Dancer
2. Research, Gear, and Crew
3. Loading In and Setting Up the Shot
4. Getting the Shot: Setup 1
5. Dealing with Challenges On Set
6. Getting the Shot: Setup 2
7. Post-Production and Aesthetics
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