Studio Lighting with Sandra Coan: Controlling Your Lights

Today I'm going to show you how to control the light you are getting from your strobe!  Woohoo!!!

The most important thing to remember when working with a strobe is to keep your model light high and your strobe power low.  This is extra important when working with film cameras as most have a sync speed of around 1/60.  Keeping you strobes on a low setting will enable you to shoot with a wide open aperture (f2, f2.8, or f4) at 1/60 and will create soft, natural looking images.

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This image was shot with a Hasselblad 503, Acros and strobe lighting

F4 1/60

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Sandra