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airfrogusmc
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Oct 12, 2009 14:30 |  #46

TMR Design wrote in post #8807630external link
I think it's because most people don't have the luxury of having several feet behind their background to fire lights. In most cases we try to get the background as close to the wall as possible so that we can get separation between subject and background.

I also think (and Allen can correct me if I'm wrong) that it takes a bit more firepower to properly illuminate the white paper from behind whereas it doesn't take all that much to do it from the front.

Yes you will need some power. I think in the family image I had two White Lightning 1200s at about half power into the background and that would have given a reflective reading from the front of the seamless of about f/22 or so and the light on the subjects (incident flash reading) would be about f/8 giving the skin tones if meter reflective about f/11 so the white is PURE white two stops up from the skin and 3 stops up from the mid gray exposure. The would put the skin at zone IV and the white at a zone VIII.




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airfrogusmc
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Oct 12, 2009 14:31 |  #47

DerekW wrote in post #8807571external link
And it's just regular seamless paper? I wonder why I've never heard it suggested before?

I have...




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Oct 12, 2009 14:55 |  #48

even though my work is sports, I do have something to add here...

All had 2 stobes + the sun... :D

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Oct 12, 2009 15:27 |  #49

GM_of_OLC wrote in post #8785628external link
If I might ask, what was the setup on this one?


Sorry for the delay in the reply!

One Profoto head above, with a gridded stripbox for the hair and shoulders (it spilled a little onto the flag, a bit of and added bonus), metered at F11

One Profoto head with a small softbox for the front, metered at F5.6 - set my exposure for F 7.1 (maybe F8, not sure I remember which).


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Oct 12, 2009 15:56 as a reply to Zansho's post |  #50

I'm trying to learn more on off-camera lighting, so this'll be a good thread to subscribe to. I just ordered another light from B&H, so hopefully I will show some improvements. Here's a small contribution - my daughter's first halloween:

MR14-EX shot through a makeshift softbox at camera-right, 480EX at camera left behind my daughter.

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Oct 12, 2009 16:32 |  #51

Multiple Strobe AND Multiple shot setup.

Model Shot - to do a similar idea to Uncle Sam Army Recruitment poster:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/4006386642_828a2dcda2_b.jpg

Background for the photo:
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And the end result of the Uncle Tex Photo - Recruitment for Texas Association for the Deaf (my latest charity work)
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/4005619437_3d96a9b62e_b.jpg


Lighting setup for the model for those interested:

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Keep in mind I had more room to work with than the photo above illustrates - roughtly a 20 foot long by 15 foot wide by 12 foot high room. Model was with white seamless in the background.

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Oct 12, 2009 16:34 as a reply to Zansho's post |  #52

Looks good but the masking and extraction are not clean. There is a white border still surrounding the subject.


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Oct 12, 2009 21:22 as a reply to TMR Design's post |  #53
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Lookin' good David :D like the new watermark.

I'll have something to contribute tonight (finding models in the bloody arctic is hard); trying out a 2 light/1 reflector set up looking for creative tips from the real pros.


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Oct 12, 2009 22:30 |  #54

Karl Johnston wrote in post #8810268external link
Lookin' good David :D like the new watermark.

I'll have something to contribute tonight (finding models in the bloody arctic is hard); trying out a 2 light/1 reflector set up looking for creative tips from the real pros.

Hey its really the "old school" watermark.. Considering I run Turfimages now.. but thanks buddy!


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Oct 13, 2009 05:59 |  #55

Faolan wrote in post #8771793 (external link)
Lighting info for this (and other images) are on Flickr:

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Beautiful work! Thank you for the details. Love it. :)


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Oct 13, 2009 09:09 |  #56

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Beautiful work! Thank you for the details. Love it. :)

No problem, I like to put in lighting data to help people out. Thanks for the compliment.


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Oct 13, 2009 09:46 |  #57

Here's one my wife took of a good friend the other day. 3 strobe setup.

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Oct 13, 2009 09:58 as a reply to ClickHappy's post |  #58

Nice shot but camera orientation is a bit low for that type of shot.


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Oct 13, 2009 10:31 |  #59

TMR Design wrote in post #8813053external link
Nice shot but camera orientation is a bit low for that type of shot.

I was handling the lighting. Blame the angle on my wife...she's only ~5' 4". :lol:
I think she was actually kneeling, and was probably avoiding having the background light in the pic. I'll watch for that next time. Thanks!


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Oct 13, 2009 10:32 |  #60

There's a lot of people shots in here, so here is something different :)

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Camera left on floor, Canon 430EX with large honeycomb grib (from Speedlight ProKit) at about 1/32
Back right of shoes Canon 430EZ with diffuser from Speedlight ProKit at about 1/16 power for rim light on back of left shoe and light on the bottom right of frame.


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24" Softbox overhead with small honeycomb grid to right of subject firing onto background.


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1x large honeycomb grid and 1x small honeycomb grid firing from left and right onto background

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