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4th of August 2008 (Mon), 20:30
Any tips? I have 3 photogenic strobes. two 500w and a 1k. There will also be a couple cars in some of the photos. I've never really lit anything bigger than a car. I know there are a number of you guys on here with experience in such matters and was hopping to gain some of your expertise. How many more lights do you think i'll need to rent for the shoot? Shoot isn't for a while, but i want to get some testing and studying in far before hand so that i am prepared. Not like you can just ask the driver of a gulf stream to just move it real fast ;)
would have put this in the lighting section, but figured i would get a more focused/experienced group on the topic in here.
Fellipe de Paula
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 09:52
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 12:49
Why do you need to "light" them?
I'd use ambient, and only use artificial lighting for accent or fill...
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 17:06
For the same reason you would "light" a portrait shot during dusk. To get a balanced exposure with the background.
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 22:31
Lighting a jet??? - There will also be a couple cars in some of the photos. I have to agree with Rene. Lighting just one car with strobes isn't easy. Silver cars might give you a fighting chance, but...
I would use natural light & blend in a "proper" sky exposure with the base exposure of everything else.
A few Car Lighting Tips - Updated (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70290)
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 22:33
How big a Jet?
Might be possible to light part of a Lear Jet, but I think even Pete Jackson would have a hard time lighting a 747.
6th of August 2008 (Wed), 07:27
Have a look here (http://www.ebofraterman.com/index1.html).
I can assure you that in most shots the cars weren't lit. (The Mercedes van in the last but one image being the exception)
Shoot the car in the right time of day. Blend exposures.
6th of August 2008 (Wed), 09:58
This may sound funny, but any chance of wattering down the ramp under the plane? Often a shot taken at dusk or at night with artifical lighting will reflect off of the water giving a great glimmering effect. Lots of water from a firehose, and perhaps a canvas to cover the drain to keep the water from draining away . . .
Just a thought . . .
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Sorry . . . been a while since I read the rules. Just thought that since it was well marked with the photographer's copyright, and it was for illustrative purposes, it wasn't an issue. I stand corrected.
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 09:31
Have a look here. foto 33.jpg is a nice shot! any chance of wattering down the ramp under the plane? Great tip! We used to hire a water truck to do that.
They blurred the nose, but it still looks too perfect to me. Needs some ripples, etc.
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