David Hobby, the author of the Strobist blog, is taking a leave of absence from his “professional” job in order to spend more time with his family, and try to make the most of the opportunities presented to him by the amazing uptake of Strobist. I am glad to see that he’s worked out an arrangement that lets him see if Strobist has wings. I, and many others have learned a huge amount from David, and I am sure that this will be an exciting year for him (and us, by extension).
If you aren’t following the Lighting 102 series, you really owe it to yourself to do so. In the second unit, David filled in the one area that Zack Arias’s OneLight workshop didn’t cover that well, the impact of flash to subject distance. As always, no only did David show how it worked, but he explained it way better than just regurgitating the inverse square law: “Light has depth of field.” Great explanation.
I haven’t shot the assignments yet, having been on an “off the grid” vacation for a week (and now trying to dig out after that), but I am anxious to do so. We shot a variation of the first assignment on angle, at the OneLight, so I don’t feel quite so behind. Here’s one of the OneLight angle shots: