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Johnny B Goode
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Up until this point I've ONLY done natural light photos. It was my "thing" if ever I were to have a "thing". Today, my girlfriend was working at the dance studio and over heard the dance mom's talking about how they wish someone could take dance photos of their girls. Mimi's coworker (mimi is my girlfriend) said "well if you're MIMI you just have her boyfriend take your picture and it turns out amazing!" So now I have a cliental base doing in a field I know very little about.

The weather is getting a bit too cold to do outdoor photography, and for studio work I'd need to rent a bunch of equipment and learn how to use it on my 5D. Anyone know of any good books on studio lighting or how to light a dancer? I'm not sure I'm going to take it as a job but if it's an opportunity to grow I should make an effort.

Thanks



Nov 15, 2012 at 06:23 AM
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Maybe shoot a PM to friscoron or Steve Wylie?


Nov 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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www.strobist.com

Read through Lighting 101 and Lighting 102. Do the exercises.



Nov 15, 2012 at 01:19 PM
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Slyl Arena is a Canon shooter and advocate for flash use. He has a book out that is great for learning off camera flash techniques, especially since you shoot Canon.

http://www.amazon.com/Speedliters-Handbook-Learning-Craft-Speedlites/dp/032171105X

You can probably google his name and find a wealth of on-line resources too.



Nov 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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alohadave wrote:
www.strobist.com

Read through Lighting 101 and Lighting 102. Do the exercises.


thanks for this link! great read.



Nov 15, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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Johnny B Goode wrote:
...for studio work I'd need to rent a bunch of equipment and learn how to use it on my 5D. Anyone know of any good books on studio lighting or how to light a dancer?


You can do a lot with just one Speedlite on the camera once you learn how to bounce it; adding another Speedlite or two ups the game, but isn't usually required. The Strobist link is a good start, as is The Speedliter's Handbook.

Another book I highly recommend is "On-camera Flash" by Neil van Niekerk . Although not devoted to Canon flashes, the information is mostly applicable to any flash.

http://www.amazon.com/Camera-Techniques-Digital-Portrait-Photography/dp/1584282584



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sic0048 wrote:
Slyl Arena is a Canon shooter and advocate for flash use. He has a book out that is great for learning off camera flash techniques, especially since you shoot Canon.

http://www.amazon.com/Speedliters-Handbook-Learning-Craft-Speedlites/dp/032171105X

You can probably google his name and find a wealth of on-line resources too.



+1 for Slyl Arena's book. I have his both books. Very very informative.



Nov 16, 2012 at 02:45 AM
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One of Joe McNally's personal favorite subjects is dancers. http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/ There were some descriptions in his "Sketching Light" book, which also has a ton of other speedlight examples. And he has a new class at http://kelbytraining.com/author/joemcnally/ on dancers. You could always sign up for a month and try it out. They usually have a great Cyber Monday deal, too.


Nov 16, 2012 at 03:12 AM
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As above; Syl Arena's book is just great.
I am new to photography and it was an excellent resource.



Nov 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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Thank you for the links. As luck would have it the weather took a turn for the better this weekend and I was able to shoot outside. I do need to learn how to use lighting techniques and plan on using the information provided.


Nov 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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I'd second Joe McNally's classes on Kelby Training, you really don't need much gear to do it either. I believe you can do a 24 hour test drive of Kelby Training too.


Nov 20, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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+1. Joe McNally' s book.


Nov 23, 2012 at 04:52 AM





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