Chapter 3 Introduction
Welcome to chapter three this is work it's exciting this is where we get a start dancing because that's not really how it okay, that is really high dance actually let's just be honest this is where we're going on and heading out and doing actual shoots and so it's gonna be really fun and exciting were to show you a ton different techniques and this chapter is focused to primarily off camera bare bulb flashed techniques. Now what I want to say at this point is that as you're watching these videos, if you have questions about the gear, the technology, those types of things refer back to chapter two as needed if you have questions on foundation lighting principles, soft light versus hard light, how to diffuse versus crease speculator light ambient versus flash balancing t durations and all that other kind of stuff, which we're going to of course touch on, but we assume that you already are coming into this course with that basic lighting foundation knowledge if not refer back to lighting ...
wanna one because that's where we explained all that in complete detail so let's talk about what we're doing in chapter three we're going to start things off with a steps to perfecting each shot and image when using okay, so what does that mean? Well, basically, whenever we take the flash off camera, we're now introducing another complexity, right? So in lighting one on one, it was all about shooting with on camera flash, so that way we can kind of focus just on manipulating light and so forth. But now, in addition to manipulating that light, we have to kind of worry about all the technology of getting it off camera. But then also, we have to worry about the additional shadows and light and highlights. And so for that I'm going created from these off camera light source is so it creates a little more complexity and to kind of address that in every single scene that we walk through, we're going to give you eight steps to kind of walk through on your chutes to think through the process of arriving at that final image. So that's going to be that first video? Next, we have two videos on overpowering the sun, part one and part two. Why? Because, well, we threw this as the very first video because the question that I get asked most when it comes to off camera flash is how in the heck do you overpower the sun? And usually people don't say that usually say pai mei backgrounds are all white, and my subjects are all well, when I expose for them, the background is white and when exposed to the background, they're dark and so forth this goes back to overpowering the sun and getting enough light in there and we're going to do that starting out just because I think that's what most of you want to know first then we're gonna go to slowing down and watching the details were going to take just a minute to kind of analyse shadows and analyze what makes a scene and how to kind of find, tune and refine your scene. We're to go into more power without the power. This is a little trick compositing trick that we like to use we're gonna demonstrate how we do that adding light to existing life is one my favorite uses of flash is rather than actually modifying light direction or rather than doing anything and changing anything if they're all we're doing is we're amplifying light that's already existing and it creates a really cool effect we're going to bear building with larger groups okay? So bare building meeting that we're going basically used bearable flashes toe light an entire group going to show you howto feather and set those up it's not an ideal type of technique, but it works when you're in a pinch and it's absolutely fantastic later on we'll get into our ideal techniques were going about backlighting to create interest how a simple shot that looks absolutely boring khun look amazing by just turning your flash into a backlight, and then we're going to get crazy with the whip pan. Yeah, I'm just gonna leave it at that, and I'm gonna give you any teaser on what that's about. We're gonna leave it right there. And then what's gonna happen is all. You're gonna jump toe the last video in this chapter just to see what this I know. I know you because that's, what I would do but it's gonna be cool, so that's it for introduction of chapter three. Let's. Go ahead and move to our first video and jump in.