Joel Grimes "Portrait Photography on Location" Lesson 3 - Strobing Portraits Using ND Filters
Learn how to create ultra shallow depth of field portraits outdoors in full sunlight, while still using strobes. The good news is you’re not stuck shooting at f/16 for f/22 aperture anymore. By using a neutral density filter, you can now have complete control over your lighting, but still get that beautiful soft background bokeh look.
"In this video tutorial Joel demonstrates how he uses ND filters on three different subjects. Some of the topics covered are: ND fixed vs ND Variable filters (why Joel prefers one over the other), how to use an ND filter (hand holding vs attaching it to the lens), possible problems focusing when using ND filters, why you need to use a powerful strobe with these filters, and tips on how he adjusts exposure with ND filters. The video portion of the behind the scenes will give you a visual understanding of how he creates his favorite cross lighting technique. It includes three different subjects in outdoor locations. First is Lyric (the hero shot) on a dock, next is Amber in the reeds next to a lake, and lastly Monique in a canoe on a lake. In the last part of this video tutorial Joel shows his step by step post-production workflow. Joel's process is consistent with the other videos. In this post-production workflow He uses Adobe Camera Raw, along with Photoshop to create his signature style portraits we are familiar with. This video combines many of Joel's techniques in this series including; one overhead light, using ND filters, and stitching together this 5 image portrait." - Steve Slate
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Run Time: 48 minutes