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Old 28th of July 2012 (Sat)   #1
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Default I need help with my hair light

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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Old 28th of July 2012 (Sat)   #2
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Default Re: I need help with my hair light

Here's one more that shows the hair light a little better.
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No ideas?
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Old 29th of July 2012 (Sun)   #4
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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
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Old 29th of July 2012 (Sun)   #5
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Thanks I'll give it a try.
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Old 30th of July 2012 (Mon)   #6
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Snoot that bad boy!
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Old 19th of August 2012 (Sun)   #7
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Lol, i wish i could help.
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Old 19th of August 2012 (Sun)   #8
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Yeah. You need a snoot.
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Old 28th of August 2012 (Tue)   #9
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Read this:
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless...hite-to-black/
"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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Old 28th of August 2012 (Tue)   #10
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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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