Playing with light
Last week, I had a studio session with Emily and Savannah (fellow photographers); after we were done, we decided to play with studio strobes. This photo is similar to when you take a point and shoot camera and set it to the “night setting”; in our case we got to control all the variables. Photos like this are made by using a combination of continuous light and a strobe light. We had a 60″ x 20″ soft box to the camera right and a smaller gelled soft box with continuous light to camera left. I was shooting at f8.0 with a 1 second shutter and the camera was set to a ISO 100. After the strobe discharged I moved the camera to draw a light trail. See below the diagram for outtakes.
Back and Forth
I probably couldn’t decide which way to move the camera but I still like this photo to include it here. It took me a second to figure out which direction to move the camera to leave the right kind of light trail.
I moved the camera too fast here. The photo is good but it didn’t make the final cut.
I stopped moving the camera too quickly here and left a second image on the left.
I love what happened here. No camera movement just a beautiful mix of warm colored light.
Like this a lot
For a few of the photos we had this hair light behind Emily. I love the greens in this photo and even though it was a mistake, I really like it.
This is one of the starting poses. I hope you enjoyed the series and I will probably be playing with this a little more next week.