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GREAT tool to diagram lighting setups (Strobist)

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by Ray C., May 22, 2007.

  1. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    Nov 7, 2005
    FM'er Kevin Kertz has developed an outstanding resource to diagram different lighting setups.


    This will definitely help us all in our "Strobist" efforts.

    This is a very simple, basic example I used in another thread, but the Lighting Setup tool, has almost everything...including softboxes, umbrellas, reflectors, grids, snoots, gobos, beauty dishes etc...

    Again, a awesome resource!

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  2. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Thanks for the link. I have seen some people on here use these. They really are a nice help.
  3. Awesome, thanks.

    You know all this time I thought that was a Visio Stencil.
  4. Excellent find. Thanks, Ray!
  5. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Thanks, Ray!
  6. Ruffles


    May 5, 2005
    Rexburg, ID
    Awesome. We should make it a requirement that everyone who post picts include a lighting diagram so we can all learn. I for one will start doing this.
  7. genehsu


    Apr 15, 2007
    This is a great candidate for a sticky.
  8. Courtland


    Oct 19, 2006
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Fun With Mirrors

    Neat thread idea!

    I wanted one of those take-my-picture-in-the-mirror-self-portraits without having to hold the camera.

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  9. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Courtland, that is a very cool setup. Nicely done.
  10. That's great software! It beats my stick figures! on a scratch pad.

  11. Wow, Rich! If we've hooked you into reading the Strobist threads, I count the project a success :wink:.
  12. I'd be lying if I passed myself off as a convert to portraiture. As you recall from my questions about product photography I much prefer inanimate subjects...you know, the ones which don't ask to have another few shots taken, (that happened at a church charity ball where I was taking couple's pictures against a backdrop for a $20 donation to the church) or look away or rub their noses in what would have been the best group shot. :rolleyes: 

    The title of Ray's post caught my eye. I'm a sucker for new software. Why I must have hundreds...I never use.

    Thanks, Rich
  13. Courtland


    Oct 19, 2006
    Tampa Bay, FL
    My last post was totally in the wrong thread. whoops. sorry for the accidental threadjack.

    Great PSD file BTW.
  14. Didn't know there was something with layers not available to PSE. I basically can't use this tool with PSE3. Anyone know if this is PSE3 specific or across the board with PSE?

    The grouped layers do not work.

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