Killer Video Light Madness


Here’s how I took this shot in literally less than a minute….

1. Determine your background exposure and set your camera accordingly.

My settings were Sony A99, Carl Zeiss 24-70mm, F2.8, ISO 800 F2.8 1/25 at 24mm

2. Pose your subjects.

3. Light subjects with Killer Video Light through a shoot thru umbrella on a Strobe Stick with Big Boy Bar and umbrella mount. I adjusted the light to my taste. When camera can be set at ISO 800 and above, using a video light is one of the most efficient methods. Note: your video light must be powerful because when using a shoot thru umbrella light will be reduced by two stops. Make sure to use a fast lens at F2.8 or lower which will

When using the right techniques, it is very possible to use small portable lighting to create some Crazy Stupid Light!! Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you are interested in more learning opportunities please check out my World Tour.

In this photo I added a flash with an orange gel to add more backlight

July 13, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Kelvin - Hey Scott Thank You for sharing that information…..I cant wait to try it…..That is what make you such an Outstanding Teacher

July 13, 2013 - 11:06 pm

Alice - Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for inspiring us with your work!

July 14, 2013 - 11:25 am

Samuel Barr - Scott,

Great post and tutorial. I love the idea of using my Big Boy Bar with my Killer Video Light and umbrella. Love it, thanks!

July 18, 2013 - 7:34 am

Angelo - How did you manage to get a sharp image with a slow shutter speed of 1/25 and using only a video light?!

July 18, 2013 - 8:54 am

admin - 1. 13+ years of practice, 2. The SonyA99 has image stabilization in the camera and helps camera shake. I was shooting at 24mm so the rule of thumb is shutter speed = lens MM

August 11, 2013 - 8:59 am

James - Useful and thanks for your sharing

August 12, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Rod Arroyo - Thanks for the post. Lovely shots!

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