Here’s another episode of Joe McNally deconstructing light on AdoramaTV. Joe walks us through how he took the picture of Ken Collins, pilot of the SR-71 Blackbird that was published on National Geographic. You will see that to light his subject at the time when it’s near approaching the golden hour, Joe did not use anything of a complicated setup at all. One light source, and without even a modifier. The result came out nicely with the blue sky in the back and the pilot very well lit.
I really enjoy these deconstructing videos. Joe is such a great instructor.