In the end of the Spring temperature is getting hotter and hotter, notifying the Summer is arriving, today the weather is very hot and windless, although there is not a comfortable situation, but for our shooting session the light stand can be more save against falling, I drove with Gloria who is again my model about one hour arriving the Sun shining beach.
今天的拍攝計畫是以”棚燈壓光”和”自然光”兩種方式來打光，背景的選擇為海邊四周的景觀，包括防空洞、風力發電塔，最後是海浪拍打的岸邊，此次攜帶新購置的Pau C. Buff牌攜帶式鋰電池，外型小巧非常輕便可提供200瓦棚燈的120v交流電力。
Today I plan 2 kind of main light as using the strobe to overpower the Sunlight and the ambient for nature light, the background are the existing landscape such as air-raid shelter、 wind turbine tower and the waving beach, I brought the newly bought portable ac power socket battery (Pau C. Buff) this time, which is very compact and can offer AC power to my 200w studio strobe, which provides more flash power than the speed lights.
- Model： Gloria
- 相機(DSLR)： Canon 5D MK III
- Calumet Genesis 200
- Pau C. Buff portable AC power
- 棚燈遙控觸發器(Strobe light trigger)：
- Pocketwizard Plus II
- Beauty dish (17″)
- 腳架(Monopod): Gitzo GM2940 Monopod
後製(Post processing): Lightroom CC, Photoshop CS5.
First section: The beginning section we select the ladder and the entrance of the wind turbine as the background, the apple green color of the tower and the blue sky get together harmony, the white clothing and skin color of the model are just merging in the image, white hat and sunglass increasing the fun, the main light is the 200w studio strobe with a beauty dish set to balance the existing light, then I move the model down to the ground, the strong sun light as the main light at the right of the camera about 45 degree angle to the model, the surface of the light color tower and the white ground are as the reflection at left as the fill, then we moved to a ruin of air-raid shelter, model is sitting at the front rectangular opening and the strobe installed 45 degree angle to the model mimicking the Sun light and balancing the ambient, I shot from inside of the shelter, later we were also doing some images of jumping on the roof of the shelter .
Second section: When we finished the first section we move to the beach side, in the beginning of the Summer, the Sun is not burning out badly at 3pm in the afternoon, you feel cool to see the waves slapping against the shore, again the 200w strobe is the main light facing the Sun direction and install it on the crest of the sand, lowering the camera position and now the blue sky as the perfect background, I measure the ambient and raising the strobe power of one stop from f/16 to f/22 to light the model face and overpowering the Sun light, the beauty dish reflecting a even but a hard light over the model, I ask Gloria (who is a good dancer)to do some dancing pose for this lighting set up, since the bright Sun shine at that time, the ambient can be also as the main light, the model’s evening gown offers a great contrast with the opening sea shore.
Third section: In this section the time is around 4pm, I ask Gloria to step in the sea, the Sun is getting down and become our background light, there is about 2.5 hours to the Sunset, the Sun light remain strong about f/16-f/18, for overpowering the Sun light, I raise the power of the strobe to f/22 and the AC power battery does a great job to offer the recycling stays in one second, Gloria seemed enjoying to stay in the water with her high school swimming suit, we did some great photos until the Sunset .