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sass25479
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I posted this question on another site, but it's been a couple of hours without a reply, so I thought that I'd give it a try here. I'm having a lot of trouble getting the hair light right. If I move it any farther forward over her hair it puts a lot of light on here shoulder. I started out with an AB800 and it was too powerfull. Then I bought an AB400 and dialed it all the way down and used the barn doors and I still get too much light on the shoulders. I've even tried a 20 watt Britek LED strobe wich didn't work out either. I've attatched a couple of photos to show my setup.

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Here's one more that shows the hair light a little better.

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No ideas?

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my suggestion is to position your hair light not directly over subject ....position in back ot the subject angled...........so that the shoulder is barely outlined......the fill lights or light & main light will balance the output with the right settings ...you apply

Post #4, Jul 29, 2012 18:45:23 as a reply to sass25479's post 9 hours earlier.


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Thanks I'll give it a try.

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Snoot that bad boy! :D

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Lol, i wish i could help.

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Yeah. You need a snoot.

Post #8, Aug 19, 2012 20:23:03 as a reply to masijdm's post 1 hour earlier.


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Read this:
http://www.zarias.com ...rt-3-from-white-to-black/external link
"From f22 to f16 that is 7 inches"

I say move the light source closer to hair - than by the time it hits shoulders it will be not so powerfull.

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get the hair light behind her a bit and aimed towards the camera. With black you need to work reflective light, reflective highlights is what will give you your definition.

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