Before the day I had no idea what strobe lighting was, I had heard the term but it have never been clearly explained on the internet in my opinion. Basically it is a light that is synced up to camera and only flashes when you press the shutter on your camera. This is apparently better than having a contionuous light source as most portraits people move about and it saves on the electricity bill.
So my DIY idea of construction lights really aren't gonna cut it as they are continuous. I also learned about soft boxes and reflectors too, which are things I don't have at home either, so time to get saving.
Anyway, to start we had our model against a white background, the initial set up was with 2 lights with soft boxes pointed at her and then 2 more lights with reflectors behind her and pointed at the white wall.
I definitely need some work with the white wall thing, which is not an issue as I have white walls at home. I think it is a little blown out. I have adjusted the exposure in photoshop but this was a day about learning not getting it perfect first time.
Ok well thanks for sticking with this blurb, I hope you liked the photos and any constructive comments are welcome. I know these aren't perfect but I wanted to share my journey so they are not meant to be perfect at the moment.
I'll be adding these photos to my flickr account as well if you want to see any of them a little larger