BY PYE JIRSA FULLY LIT
ALL PHOTOS © LIN AND JIRSA PHOTOGRAPHY
Balboa Park Modified
There was a spot of sunlight coming through from camera left. In order
to amplify that sunlight and balance the rest of the light in the scene,
Sean, to add a hair light to them and
carve her out of the background
The real key to making this
image work was the exposure. Since
our flash sync speed needed to be at 1/200th of a second or slower, and
we were shooting in broad daylight, we needed to arrive at a darker overall
exposure to get the drama we were trying to achieve. At ISO 100, we were
maintaining the dynamic range of the image but the exposure of the image
was still too bright, which is why we chose to bump our aperture up to f/7.1.
All three flashes were firing at 1/1 full power. We then processed the image
with the SLR Lounge Standard Color Preset.
We needed to arrive
at a darker overall
exposure to get
the drama we were
trying to achieve.
Focusing the attention on your
subjects with strategic lighting
takes careful consideration. Here
are three different techniques.