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Discussion in 'People' started by cwilt, Nov 11, 2005.
Purchased studio lights today but only had a few minutes to play with one light.
Very nice shot, the nose shadow is a little harsh but overall nice image. What was your lighting setup? What studio strobes did ya get?
Single light, right of camera and slightly above with a silver bounce umbrella. I didn't have a light meter with me to set main and fill ratio. Just guessed at exposure with histogram. Strobes are Elinchrom BX400's. Only have 2 at this time, but will probably add at least 2 more. Need a hair light, and background light.
I have been using SB800 and SB600's until now. Lots more power to play with and new lighting patterns to learn.:smile:
Cwilt...It is not necessay to have a backlight and hairlight. I have two Bowens and they light up the subject very nice. For better lighting, I find that if I move the lights closer to the subject that the lighting will be much better. Just some advice from someone who uses strobes. Also if you don't have a light meter, get one because it will be your best friend when using your lights. It tells you exactly what aperture you need when you shoot A priority.
Now for me that is a lovely shot.
I like the pose, the crop and the sharpness of the image.
Re the dark shadow - you could remove as follows if you felt a need, (only did the lower part- can do the top also) but I think you should just frame and hang.
Very best wishes
I have been using speedlights with softboxes up to now so I have a little experience. The use of a hair light really depends on the hair and the mood. I would rather have one handy when I need it than to not have one.:wink:
The backlight is either used for rim lighting the subject or to light the background. Again it depends on what look I am after. As for light meters, I have a couple so no worries there.
Nice portrait,lighting is good.
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