WoMP: Flash/Strobes 01Nov12

WoMP: Flash/Strobes

For the record, I use the term “flash” and “strobe” interchangeably. Shutter, Meet Light: The continuous light portion of this is Photography 101.  As your shutter slows, it allows more light in over a longer period of time.  That makes your image brighter, and...

WoMP: Lighting 11Sep12

WoMP: Lighting

In this episode we focus on what sorts of cheap lights we might use for production, what some of their limitations are, and how good we can make them look. How Much Can You Put Out? I couldn’t find bulbs with exact matches in exposure.  People selling you fluorescents tend to say they are 5x brighter for the same power.  In my experience it’s much lower than that when you need a harder source with throw, and it’s higher than that when you want a softer source (since fluorescents are naturally larger sources and need less light-blocking diffusion to get a similar softness). Four Bulbs One Guy:  This one is pretty self...

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