In the last article I told you how to choose the right photo studio for rent. Today we will talk about the equipment of a photo studio.
How to work with studio lighting? What attachments for devices are there and what are they used for? We will tell you everything you need to know to work effectively in the studio.
So we came to the studio. While your model is doing the make-up, we will tweak the studio lighting setup. First, let’s find out what types of devices are.
Types of devices.
There are two types of lighting fixtures – pulsed and fixed.
Pulsed light Used only in photography. These devices emit a short but very powerful pulse of light when the camera’s shutter is released. For communication between the lighting fixture and the camera, a synchronizer is used, the work with which we will consider below. Constant light Used in photo and video filming. Constant light has two serious drawbacks – it consumes a lot of electricity and at the same time emits a huge amount of heat.
That is, the person you are filming can literally overheat. But, for example, constant light is very often used in subject photography.
Almost all photo studios have pulsed light. Therefore, if you want to shoot in the studio, you must first learn how to work with pulsed light.
Most flash devices have a built-in conventional lamp
As I said above, synchronization is needed to simultaneously fire the light and the camera shutter. Each device has a device that triggers a flash when a pulse is detected. Thus, it is enough to synchronize the camera with one device.
Of course, synchronization happens in an instant. The minimum shutter speed available during sync depends on the capabilities of the camera and is typically 1/200. studio light
Synchronizers are of three types:
You can also use the flash built into your camera for synchronization. But so that the light from the built-in flash does not interfere with the frame, you need to cover the flash itself (this can be done with a simple piece of paper), and set the minimum power for the built-in flash in the camera settings.