After last Sunday’s Creative Lighting workshop, and working up to next week’s Henry’s Digital Imaging show, at which I will be presenting for three days, I am thinking about light. As I always do.
Look at this shot from last weekend: model and friend:
Lit by natural light?
Not on your life.
Here is what they look like in available light:
Now you see why we use softboxes, kicker lights, and so on.
Used in the first shot:
- Softbox with a monolight, to our right.
- Small speedlite with Honl grid, to our left – see the sheen on the horse’s coat?
- Pocketwizards (2x) and Flashzebra cable (1x)
Well, maybe not that simple, until you are shown. Come take a full-day lighting workshop and I will teach you this, and come see me at the upcoming Henry’s show also, where I will do tethered portrait shooting to demonstrate all this.