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Feb 04, 2017 17:29 |  #10531

FJ LOVE wrote in post #18264576 (external link)
to each his own, I'm sure they get lots of likes on facebook, this is a photography forum :lol:

So you experts only use one light or even that is frowned upon? Or a being photography forum, we should only talk and don't post any pictures.:)


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Feb 04, 2017 22:40 |  #10532

FJ LOVE wrote in post #18264374 (external link)
please don't, I find unnatural catch lights very distracting ;-)a

You may, but that's the current go to lighting setup for headshots, principally thanks to Peter H.


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Feb 05, 2017 02:27 |  #10533

I think I almost like the setup pic better! lol

XPLOR600 camera left with PCB 30x60 softbox inner diffuser only to light the side of the car (light 1)
XPLOR600 camera right with supplied 7" reflector and diffuser to light rear of the car (light 2)

Lazy so I shot TTL, with light 2 set for -2/3 IIRC. Light 1 was actually tilted more towards the car after the setup shot, and brought in a little closer (but still not close enough I think)

Not sure why (I'm just noticing this now) but when I edited the setup shot I removed the telephone pole/wires and some other stuff, I should have left them in to show the difference :p

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Feb 05, 2017 06:48 |  #10534

MakisM1 wrote in post #18264522 (external link)
Double catchlights were always a point of contention for the Peter Hurley hi key style portraits. Maybe so...

But the result is BOOOM!!!... :lol:

I was lucky enough to meet him in a B&H seminar. Great photographer, great personality. He engages his models (and his audience) to bring the best out of them. The little catchlights become secondary issue...

I'm guessing you meant shabang.


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Feb 05, 2017 08:19 |  #10535

71sbeetle wrote in post #18265080 (external link)
I think I almost like the setup pic better! lol

XPLOR600 camera left with PCB 30x60 softbox inner diffuser only to light the side of the car (light 1)
XPLOR600 camera right with supplied 7" reflector and diffuser to light rear of the car (light 2)

Lazy so I shot TTL, with light 2 set for -2/3 IIRC. Light 1 was actually tilted more towards the car after the setup shot, and brought in a little closer (but still not close enough I think)

Not sure why (I'm just noticing this now) but when I edited the setup shot I removed the telephone pole/wires and some other stuff, I should have left them in to show the difference :p

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Nice image. Hope you also shot the front of the vehicle.
I'd burn down the ground around the vehicle where the lights spilled.


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Feb 05, 2017 15:31 |  #10536

Favorite shot from this shoot with Najla using my Sigma Art 85 =)

BTS video - https://youtu.be/56QXz​rQV30s (external link)

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Feb 05, 2017 16:28 |  #10537

FJ LOVE wrote in post #18264576 (external link)
to each his own, I'm sure they get lots of likes on facebook, this is a photography forum :lol:

So, what are you doing here?  :p

The catchlight police enforcing catchlight rules? :-D


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Feb 05, 2017 16:38 |  #10538

Francisco, nice BTS. Quick question - Do you have the extension head? I love that thing when using XPLOR600. Maybe I should try my 5' octa instead of 37" octa. I like your results with bigger softbox.


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Feb 05, 2017 18:08 |  #10539

dmward wrote in post #18264998 (external link)
You may, but that's the current go to lighting setup for headshots, principally thanks to Peter H.

thanks David, I pulled this one off his site and while these catchlights really don't excite me, this is a great example of flat lighting

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Feb 05, 2017 18:27 |  #10540

MakisM1 wrote in post #18265524 (external link)
So, what are you doing here?  :p

The catchlight police enforcing catchlight rules? :-D

I'm just here to interject a contrary opinion occasionally, I didn't say it was correct but at least you can ascertain I'm not one of the sheep, so before you go buying 6 softboxes to circle someones face let me leave you with some reading so you can better form an opinion of where I'm coming from ;-)a

"I always want my portraits to be pleasing and the light to appear as natural as possible. Unless we get a second Sun in our sky anytime soon, I’m sticking with one catch light."

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Feb 05, 2017 18:36 |  #10541

I don't care for Mr Hurley's style either. And if everyone's trying to imitate it, well, one more reason not to go for it myself.

I prefer to be like THIS (black) sheep (external link).


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Feb 05, 2017 18:40 |  #10542

:-P:-P:-P


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Feb 05, 2017 20:59 |  #10543

dmward wrote in post #18265192 (external link)
Nice image. Hope you also shot the front of the vehicle.
I'd burn down the ground around the vehicle where the lights spilled.

Thanks!

I really do need to pay more attention to the light spill!

Is this better (a little? lol)


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Feb 05, 2017 21:10 |  #10544

fjhphotography wrote in post #18265490 (external link)
Favorite shot from this shoot with Najla using my Sigma Art 85 =)

BTS video - https://youtu.be/56QXz​rQV30s (external link)

Lighting:
1 XPLOR 600 at full power camera right in a 5 ft octabox double diffused and set off by the R2 transmitter.

Exif:
Sony a6500 + Sigma 85 (Canon) + MC-11 adapter
f/4 - 1/4000th - ISO 100

As usual, some very awesome stuff!!! How are you liking the 85 Art? I'm thinking of picking one up too. Are you going to WPPI? (I thought I saw somewhere you were but I can't find where, maybe it was someone else lol)


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Feb 05, 2017 22:25 as a reply to bobbyz's post |  #10545

I do have the extension head but I only use it maybe 3 out of 10 times. I don't like cords and most of the time I usually have an assistant to hold down my light anyway. Yeah, definitely try a 5ft. So soft!


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