Lighting a Fashion Show Runway

Started Jan 12, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Paul Glickman
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Re: Lighting a Fashion Show Runway
In reply to Franklin Al, Jan 12, 2010

When I shoot catwalk I make use of the lighting provided for the show, trying to capture the ambient atmosphere, rather than using flash which would interfere with the show. Also, the action happens fairly quickly, so you have little time to make adjustments to your flash compensation or exposure. Remember that the exact location of the model when you press the shutter will vary for each outfit - it's not like a studio where you position the model and lights.

I normally use a 70-200 f2.8 lens at around f3.2 to 4.0 (to isolate the background) with a monopod. I shoot on manual trying to get a shutter speed around 1/500.

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