I have chosen to place the direct sun as a rim light. In doing so, I have turned the negative of direct sun into a positive rim light and my ?rst light in the lighting setup. When I get a proper exposure for the rim light, it darkens the sky and helps it turn dark blue.
I don’t want to see so much of the ranch house, so I will get low to give me a simple blue sky as the background. Choosing a 24mm lens also allows for a very dramatic action ?lled frame. I’m using the Tamron 24-70mm lens at 24mm. I love this look.
For my light source today LensProToGo sent us two Speedlights to use for our shoot. I’m using the Speedlight because it’s portable and will sync at 200th of a second and freeze the action of the rope. Most strobes will not sync at this speed.
To soften the light I am using the Portable Speedlight Kit by Photo?ex. It gives me 2 OctoDomes, stands, and brackets to shoot with Speedlights. Adding this one light to the rim makes a more interesting image. It opens up his face and body. I am using the Speedlight on manual and set it to full power. This gives me a correct exposure. I am syncing with pocket wizards.
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The Slanted Lens shoots world famous trick roper Will Roberts with speedlites trying for shots that both freeze the rope and shots that blur the rope.