|Nikon D4, 85mm ƒ/1.8G, ISO 5000, ƒ/1.8, 1/250|
Today was the first class of lighting I was teaching to the School of Photography at the University of Nations in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I asked one of the students to be my model.
Bethany is helping me as the model for the first assignment on Rembrandt lighting using just one light with a 10º grid on the Alienbees studio strobe.
The top photo is the first photo I took showing what the fluorescent room light looked like before we used lights.
|Nikon D4, 85mm ƒ/1.8G, ISO 12800, ƒ/1.8, 1/250|
The first thing I did was turn all the lights off in the room except for the modeling light that is on the Alienbees with a 10º grid on it. Then, rather than jumping into shooting with the strobes, I showed the class you could see what you are going to get with the strobes using the modeling light.
Here you can see the triangle on the cheek, which is the classic Rembrandt lighting with a little twist of me not shooting her looking straight on but slightly behind her.
To see the rest of the assignment, you can go to an older post that walks you through the Rembrandt light exercise. Here is that link
Before using flash, you need to see what you are trying to create.