Shooting Boudoir & Glamour in a home location – learn how to mix natural daylight and flash for beautiful results in this video tutorial
Shooting boudoir & glamour on location can often be challenging when it comes to lighting. See how I mix daylight with a little studio flash whilst at the same time showing how to eliminate unwanted background distractions by overexposing them.
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okay so here we are we've come out of the studio today and we are in Roxy's home Roxy's our model for the day we're going to explore the possibilities of what we can do in in the home rather than in the studio because it obviously presents a lot more opportunities but also a lot more problems quite a lot of difficulties we've got daylight for instance which we're going to be mixing with our studio flash units today and that they like can go up and it can go down and it can bounce around and it can throw up all kinds of problems as we go throughout the day so gonna be having to keep an eye on that mixing the two light sources that's going to be really interesting because that can be quite difficult to balance up sometimes but you know what once you once you get it right the effects can be absolutely amazing we're going to create some really beautiful images using this beautiful daylight in these fantastic surroundings okay here we are then just about set up our lighting for our first setup today as we've seen we've got our fabric in front of the window here which is going to diffuse all the daylight coming through the window there that's going to look really really amazing because it's going to be completely overexposed it's gonna hide all of those rooftops and various other bits and pieces that we can see out there and it's just gonna look like a massive flood of light coming from there with that overexposure so that's going to be our first point of lighting the second thing is we're going to use one of our studio flash units here Bowens 250 what unit we're going to set that to around about half power and we're basically using this as a fill light so I'm gonna step it back quite a long way I'm gonna point it roughly in the direction of where Rox it's going to be standing and it's going to bounce off the wall opposite her and fill in all the shadows and help to give a really nice sort of soft diffused light source on on her body over there this is Roxy we've got her in a kind of nice pair of socks lovely okay I'm gonna be shooting from other end of the hallway down here I've set my camera to one 125th of a second F 2.8 way F 2.8 because F 2.8 is gonna give us a really shallow depth field so everything kind of behind and in front of Roxy is going to be completely out of focus all the attention is going to be on her Gary and the ISO a think I might have said before we set that to iso 640 okay so quite a high ISO that's allowing this to really expose over expose that day like this whilst it looks like it's a beautiful sunny day out there it really isn't okay let's take some pictures okay if you can give me an RV I watch back and head back for the very first one just a lighting test to begin with so just gonna focus up on your eyes list there the front eye that's beautiful frame it and two three