new to this forum as of 3 minutes ago.
New to photography as well, especially the studio lighting setup. Still playing and trying to figure it all out.... getting very confused.
Hoping someone can explain the me lighting ratios, if there is such a thing.
ie - I have 4 studio lights, backlights set to max 6 to blow out the white, front lights vary depending on subject, set somewhere between 3.5 - 4.5.
Im shooting at app between f5.6 and f8, speed 1/160 to 1/200 and ISO 100 with a canon lense 24-105 F4
Getting some good shoots, sometimes the white seem a little milky.
Mainly shooting animals, move around the stage a bit
I also have been comparing this to my other fixed lense 50mm Canon 1.4mm
Shots were terrible, below f4.5, so I have turned down the back lights now to a power of 2.00 and getting better shots, but only as low as a f4.0.
How can I shoot at f2 or below with studio lights?
my question is ... is there a ratio, or some formula that says
If your shooting at f2.8.... your back lighting needs to be ??
and your front lights need to be??
The Elinchrom lights start at 2.4 and go up to a power of 6.00 in 0.10 increments, I dont understand the link to this and apperture settings
I only shoot in studio, due to animals escaping
Hope this make some sense, and there is an answer to my roundabout question
Any help or insight much appreciated