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Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion

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Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion

Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion
MP4 | Video: 720p | Duration: 1:38:01 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 1853.9 MB



In this installment of the Lighting with Flash series, photographer and Strobist.com publisher David Hobby demonstrates using strobes to freeze action while capturing the strength and grace of a dancer in motion. After working through the lighting challenges of a dance studio, David sets up a white, seamless background and shoots some test shots, adjusting the flash units to create a white "blow-away" background that will enable the photo to be easily composited. Next, he photographs the dancer, working with her to capture a relaxed expression as she leaps and strikes various poses. After the action shots, David lights and shoots a portrait.

Topics include:
  • Assessing a space and setting up a background
  • Lighting a background to create a "blow-away white"
  • Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
  • Lighting to show musculature and form