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Learn how to light




             Strobist style
Learning how to use off-camera flash with
your dSLR to take your photos to the next
level. Or the next ten levels.
       ...
strobist.com
David Hobby


a 20-year career
newspaper shooter.
Baltimore,
Washington DC
based
Why would I strobist?
Why would I strobist?



 Smal kit
 No more power
 outlets
 Fast to assemble
How to trigger your flash off-camera



 Cables
 Optical slave
 Infrared
 Radiosignal
Cables
          Pros
Reliable
No line of sight

       Cons
Fragile
Limited in range
Can spoil your image
Infrared
       Pros
Settings on camera
High speed flashing

      Cons
Limited to one brand
Limited in broad
daylight
Lin...
Optical slaves
      Pros

No extra
components

      Cons
needs master light
Limited in range
Needs Line of sight
Radio Triggers
       Pros
Reliable
No line of sight
No problems with
       Cons

More expensive
All manual
Cactus triggers
          Pros
very cheap
small

          Cons
1/5 misfires
fragile
battery operated
Pocket wizards
       Pros
Reliable
Great distance

      Cons
Expensive
Big
How does light work?
How to work with light

Light travels in
straight lines
Light works best at
an angle
Shadows are part of
light
Light modifiers
Light modifiers
         bare flash
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
         two gobos
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
         two gobos
         snoot
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
         two gobos
         snoot
         short snoot
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
         two gobos
         snoot
         short snoot
         medi...
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
         two gobos
         snoot
         short snoot
         medi...
Light modifiers
         bare flash
         one gobo
         two gobos
         snoot
         short snoot
         medi...
Umbrellas and softboxes

Diffuse light
Mimics the sun
Shoot through or
reflective
The sky is the limit
Ambient light + flash
Photos under CC license by:
 Rupert German (flickr.com/photos/rupert-germann): setup shot
 Mariano Kamp (flickr.com/photos...
Filip Bunkens

          info@pitslamp.be

       http://www.pitslamp.be

    http://www.twitter.com/bunker
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Learn how to light, strobist style

  1. Learn how to light Strobist style
  2. Learning how to use off-camera flash with your dSLR to take your photos to the next level. Or the next ten levels. David Hobby, strobist.com
  3. strobist.com
  4. David Hobby a 20-year career newspaper shooter. Baltimore, Washington DC based
  5. Why would I strobist?
  6. Why would I strobist? Smal kit No more power outlets Fast to assemble
  7. How to trigger your flash off-camera Cables Optical slave Infrared Radiosignal
  8. Cables Pros Reliable No line of sight Cons Fragile Limited in range Can spoil your image
  9. Infrared Pros Settings on camera High speed flashing Cons Limited to one brand Limited in broad daylight Line of sight needed
  10. Optical slaves Pros No extra components Cons needs master light Limited in range Needs Line of sight
  11. Radio Triggers Pros Reliable No line of sight No problems with Cons More expensive All manual
  12. Cactus triggers Pros very cheap small Cons 1/5 misfires fragile battery operated
  13. Pocket wizards Pros Reliable Great distance Cons Expensive Big
  14. How does light work?
  15. How to work with light Light travels in straight lines Light works best at an angle Shadows are part of light
  16. Light modifiers
  17. Light modifiers bare flash
  18. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo
  19. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo two gobos
  20. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo two gobos snoot
  21. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo two gobos snoot short snoot
  22. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo two gobos snoot short snoot medium snoot
  23. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo two gobos snoot short snoot medium snoot long snoot
  24. Light modifiers bare flash one gobo two gobos snoot short snoot medium snoot long snoot grid
  25. Umbrellas and softboxes Diffuse light Mimics the sun Shoot through or reflective
  26. The sky is the limit
  27. Ambient light + flash
  28. Photos under CC license by: Rupert German (flickr.com/photos/rupert-germann): setup shot Mariano Kamp (flickr.com/photos/mkamp): chess shot e-magic (flickr.com/photos/ emagic): cable guy Michael Jones (flickr.com/photos/chealion): pocketwizard Ragnar Jensen (flickr.com/photos/ragnar1984): strobistsmurf Andy Gock (flickr.com/photos/andygock): cactus triggers Philgarlic (flickr.com/photos/philgarlick): red filter Jon Iraundegi (flickr.com/photos/joniraundegi): radio Patrick Brosset (flickr.com/photos/gnackgnackgnack): light Steven Wampler (flickr.com/photos/sgw): light modifiers Tio (flickr.com/photos/66179962@N00): studio flash Nick Wheeler (flickr.com/photos/nickwheeleroz): umbrella shot Myself
  29. Filip Bunkens info@pitslamp.be http://www.pitslamp.be http://www.twitter.com/bunker

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