Shooting film with strobes

        How to shoot film with strobes - If there’s something I appreciate, as I live in dark Sweden, it’s studio lighting. I know a lot of photographers who claim they only use natural light, but for me that is very limiting. Partly because the dark seasons do not offer enough hours of daylight, but also because even during summer, my studio does not offer enough daylight to photograph in. I don’t want to give up shooting with film, so I choose to shoot with strobes. Shooting with strobes only have one disadvantage in my opionon: it can be a big investment. If you are just starting out, try to find second hand strobes or not so expensive brands to start with.

        When you photograph in daylight, the conditions can constantly changes while strobes is a consistent source of light. Shooting with strobes will get you a consistent look and if you don’t change your setup, you don’t need to meter the light several times. A lot of people think it’s difficult to photograph with strobes, but it doesn’t have to be. I recommend you to start with one strobe and one light shaper. Once you know them well and are happy with the result, you can add on more light sources and additional light shapers to try out new looks.

        How to start photographing with strobes

        Find out what sync speed your camera uses. Sync speed is your cameras fastest shutter speed when using a strobe. If you do not have access to a manual, try to search on Google for it. Many of them are available online. If you’re still not sure, work on 1/60 second.