Marie Antoinette: A Lighting Tutorial

Marie Antoinette: A Lighting Tutorial

Go behind the scenes with conceptual photographer Ben Sant of BTS Photography as we take on a Marie Antoinette themed portrait session. Learn and discuss lighting techniques in an open shade and full sun lit day.
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  1. Waleed Fakhouri
    April 26, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    excuse me sir.. but i have a silly question. ive noticed that you when you
    needed more light in your picture you just went to a slower shutter speed
    and a higher iso, and thats a bit confusing for me, why didnt you go lower
    in your f stop or if you can say wider aperture ?!

  2. petercke
    April 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

    Great Model.Thanks

  3. Wild Ride Photography
    April 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    Exactly why I am a Paul C. Buff fan… Lower prices and large umbrella
    style octobox options!

  4. Jason Scottish
    April 26, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    Ben where does your stylist get those lovely outfits for your shoots?

  5. Rytis K.
    April 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    great Ben, learning a lot, thank you

  6. zygote peyote
    April 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    Nice video but a few questions. When using a short focal length lens @ 55mm
    at F8 you have decided to keep a lot of background in focus which as you
    said you didn’t have the blossoms the way you would have like so why not go
    to a longer lens or open up your lens to create some bokeh in the
    background? Second when taking a lense without Vr to a shoot wouldn’t it be
    wise to take a tripod? Just seems like a few basic things would have
    brought out the model instead of background clutter.

  7. Ben Sant
    April 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    @in2food For speedlights and light weight modifiers, I use the Manfrotto
    420B Convert Boom Stand. Be sure to get one with the included sandbag. It’s
    light weight and can be used as a boom or regular lightstand. I would be
    hesitant to put a profoto or large Alien be on it. For large monolights, a
    heavier duty one would be preferred. When buying a boom, always check the
    specs and the weight capacities for BOTH extended and non-extended positions

  8. eladbari
    April 26, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    im sorry but Kelly is Hawt! …so cute.. :]

  9. metmoiwa
    April 26, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Thanks for the video. What is the size of the softbox are you using?

  10. TrillArt Prevost
    April 26, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    Tell me about it… its not that bad tho once Spring/Summer comes around

  11. markmirage
    April 26, 2015 at 9:34 pm #

    the Girl wearing a cap is so beautiful 😉 what’s her name? btw more power
    to you bigbs4 i am now your no. 1 fan 🙂

  12. essellar
    April 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    It depends which ones you buy — the Rotalux line starts at about $200. And
    if you get one of the DLite IT “To Go” kits, you get a pair of Portalite
    70cm softboxes (which also just folds, rather than needing disassembly, but
    doesn’t rotate), along with the Skyport Eco transmitter, stands, wide
    reflector (the one that looks sort of like a collar), a pair of covers, and
    bags for everything. The 4s usually sell for under $900 (MSRP is higher, of
    course) — all in all, a good buy.

  13. Allen Cook
    April 26, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

    Very cool re the D80. A second body is in the works as a back up. Thanks
    for all you do. I’ll be tuning in.

  14. DanKPhotography
    April 26, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

    There is something so fascinating about your work, I love it!

  15. maipatana
    April 27, 2015 at 12:24 am #

    Why did you increase ISO instead of lower the aperture?

  16. Ben Sant
    April 27, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Allen, Your lenses will be your primary investment during your photography
    journey. Your D80 is an awesome body. I still have mine 🙂

  17. Casper Dawson
    April 27, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    Hey, did you have any issues with the green and lush grass casting a green
    color on the model’s face? If you did, will you please share how you dealt
    with the issue?

  18. Ben Heys
    April 27, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    Some nice shots there. Thanks for the share

  19. sampoteste
    April 27, 2015 at 1:55 am #

    Excellent video, fun and smooth. I am not familiar with Nikon gear, is
    there no high speed syncing available with that system? That could have
    helped blur a little more the background in some of your shots that you had
    to use f8 in. Anyways, good work and excellent results. I agree with your
    comments on the price of gear, all I can afford is PCB stuff and in my
    opinion work excellent. Profoto and Elinchrom need to step down from their
    cloud. lol

  20. binhetranfilms
    April 27, 2015 at 1:56 am #

    @bigbs4 Thank you!

  21. jitu757
    April 27, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    @bigbs4 Ah yes, I did remember you saying that in the video about the
    speedlite. I don’t understand why some photography gear cost so much to be
    honest and I am too talking about Profoto lights, something that I would
    like to own one day (Profoto AcuteB pack and head system). I have looked at
    the Elinchrom quadra system as well and seems to be more along something I
    can afford but still expansive to me, lol! Thanks for the reply!

  22. tkt0912
    April 27, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    Great stuff as always !!!!! Thank you !!!

  23. jomar malave
    April 27, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    need a better camera man

  24. Ben Sant
    April 27, 2015 at 3:16 am #

    That’s a good deal! I do love the Rotalux line. I just wish they were a bit
    less pricey and proprietary. My biggest complaint is that Elinchrom’s
    umbrella shafts are smaller diameter making you have to buy theirs. I took
    the risk and drilled out my Quadra’s umbrella swivel mount holes to
    accommodate regular sized umbrella shafts.

  25. Liban Yusuf
    April 27, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    Beautiful light.