DURATION - 3 HOURS
12 STUDENTS MAX
ROOM - 3B17
This workshop will explore different lighting techniques to use outside the studio.
Firstly assessing the project – is there available light? What time of day is the light the most useful? Is there access for portable lighting? Is it safe to use portable lighting?
Is there power?
Health and safety considerations – using lighting equipment in a public place,
Public liability insurance, using lights outside, risk assessment forms etc
A look at the different options – daylight and reflectors / portable flash lights / camera flash / small flash units on camera and off camera.
Lighting a room with the location kit
Setting up the lights, using brolleys, bouncing light from ceilings / walls. Measuring the light (incident and reflected), watching for flare, measuring the ambient light,
Mixing flash and ambient light.
Lighting with on-camera flash
Using the built in flash
Using the Metz AF50
Using the Metz CL50
Exploring the different flash modes – TTL, Auto and Manual
Understanding guide numbers, how to calculate aperture from guide number and distance.
Understanding dedicated and non dedicated flash systems
Setting up several different situations and trying different techniques.
Using the flash in ‘commander mode’
Lighting with small flash units on stands / with brolleys
Taking flash units into several different situations and experimenting with different techniques.
Using meter to measure flash and ambient light
Using the radio trigger sets
Balancing with available light, Filling in daylight, Colour Temperature issues.
Understanding subject brightness range (contrast x lighting ratio)
Understanding how to use shutter speed and aperture to control ratio of flash light to daylight.
Understanding inverse square law – how light falls off in power over distance
Using The Gray card to control exposure
Exploring idea of main light – fill light
Lighting with reflectors
Using reflectors to fill in daylight / as a secondary light source.