Lighting with Flash: Portrait of a Beekeeper and His Bees

  • flag Lynda
  • student Intermediate
  • database eLearning
  • earth English
  • clock 29m 9s


In this installment of the series^ photographer and publisher David Hobby employs compact flash units to light an outdoor environmental portrait of a beekeeper and his bees. For the portrait^ David balances the light from two strobes with late-afternoon sunshine^ using a snap-on grid to focus the light from one strobe and adjusting his camera s white balance to add warmth to shade-lit skin tones. Next^ David addresses a more challenging subject: a humming hive of honeybees. Working quickly for obvious reasons^ David uses his camera s automatic^ through-the-lens (TTL) flash-exposure mode along with a ring-light adaptor for the strobe. The course concludes with some insights on David s approach to lighting and his choice of subject matter.

Covered topics:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Flash Photography
  • Photography
  • Portraits
  • Lighting
  • Video