[guide] ----- D70 in the Studio: Portrait with Strobes

Started Jun 15, 2005 | Discussions thread
Moray Nairn Regular Member • Posts: 150
movement with strobes


excellent tutorial. Thank you. It confirms most of what I have learned by experience using monolights in a studio, except you're getting much better light and shadow ratios than I ever did! I think my use of reflectors leaves a lot to be desired. I tend to put them where I think they are doing some good and then just shoot away!! Always found it hard to spot their contribution...!

Anyway, my question is about the use of motion blur using studio strobes. Do you have any experience with this? I am interested in organising a studio session with a model and trying out some selective movements aimed at inducing a photographically interesting blur (eg hair movements etc). I was just a bit concerned about shutter speeds and colour balance. As I understand it, I might set my shutter speed (SS) to 1/250 or so when shooting a standard static model shoot, but would want to reduce it to about 1/40 or less to generate blur. Do you know if this will have any other effect on the overall exposure?

I guess I'd be using the modelling lamps of the strobes for ambient light, so there might be an issue of colour balance between the strobe-lit main image and the modelling lamp-lit blur trail.

Any thoughts would be welcome


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