Shoot: Using an Octabox
Okay this is going to go back again to right here. And again I'm happy that I have a metal bracket here it's going to need to be pretty durable to hold that in. Alright cool there we go. Which light should we use? We'll use this one. Okay. Slide that in. Thanks for hanging out Andre, appreciate it. Okay so before I get this all set up again in terms of height I want to set the power output and from memory I'm remembering we were like one 16th or one eighth power somewhere in that range, so I'll do that, just going to hit the power output selector and rotate this until we get to, we'll just start with one eighth. I think that might work, well one 16th, there we go one eighth. Then I push OK to set it. And remember it's a speed ring so I can rotate this around as necessary. I want the bottom to be parallel with the floor. And for this I'm going to have you come this way just a little bit come move a little bit farther away from the background, yeah go ahead and pull the stool forward, ye...
ah right there, cool. This is a sandbag right here, it's just literally a bag filled with sand, it's just weight, it's dead weight and you just throw it here on the base. It's just such a small...(laughs) It may not even work on this stand. Okay it's not going to work we're going to change to a different light stand, no worries, it's what we do here at Creative Life, it's life, it's real life. So I'm going to hold this nice and strong with my left hand, hey Andre, unscrew that for me, take that off. Thank you just pull it straight up, yeah, sweet, thank you man. Okay don't whack Andre on the head. (laughs) All kinds of issues, so the bracket doesn't fit on the super strong light stand 'cause the diameter is off, but that's okay I think I can get it to sit on there just fine like this. Okay that's going to work and now we throw on this sucker. Can you imagine you're working for a client and you're going through all this stuff in their living room, that's when you say hey why don't you go fix that, I see something wrong with the makeup on your face could you go fix that for me. Okay I think we're ready, at least the camera's connected to Lightroom, that's awesome. Hey how you doing? Cool, awesome, happier now. Alright here we go, one, two, three. Let's see where we're at for the exposure. Okay we'll go to full frame a little bit hot, fortunately it's such a big softbox I don't have to bring it way down to readjust it, I'm at eighth power I'm going to bring that down to 16th power. Hit OK and we're going to take that same picture again. Yeah, here we go, one, two, three. Take one more on that one, one, two, three, cool. Oh that's beautiful, handsome, sorry, that's handsome. Love it, the light is fantastic, look at his wrap around his face, I don't even really need another modifier. I mean I could bring in another modifier but look at that catch light, isn't that beautiful? Or handsome, awesome, beauty, cool, sweet, I could soften it up a little bit more by bringing in another reflector, but do you want to see your own photo? Alright, cool, I'll move this away I think we got the shot. Yeah, so I think the octa for me provides the nicest light, the gentlest light, the best looking catch lights, really like the octas, but that is really expensive, so you get what you pay for. I saw her, I read her lips so she said I like that. (audience laughs) I like that, yeah, so spend some money, get some nice gear, but again to bring it all back to reality that is just one little dinky flash inside the octa so you can see that it's not really the flash that matters, but it's really about the light modifiers and even more so about your technique and it's all about your knowledge. People always say, what's most important this camera or that camera, this lens or that lens, this flash or that flash? Nuh uh, this, this is what's most important. When you understand how the light's working, when you understand TTL, when you understand manual, that's where magic begins to happen and that's why I'm happy you guys are here today to learn so thank you.