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Confused about one light setup

 
bobbyz
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Oct 18, 2012 08:56 |  #16

Didn't know crop camera cutt of feet/paws. :)

It is lens/studio space issue.

BTW - Which umbrella, I heard silver is better for the furry folks.


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Oct 18, 2012 08:59 |  #17

jeljohns wrote in post #15135410 (external link)
Okay, one more question about the camera axis..

I'm actually moving around a bit, it is not on a tripod, so I'm not dead center the entire time. I'm crouched down in front of the dog but move to the left or right depending on what it does. If the light is too close to me I actually end up blocking it with my body sometimes....?

The point of having the light close to the camera axis is not so much to do with the camera, but to have even light on both sides of the dogs face. There is a maxim in portrait shooting that the light always follows the nose. If you can keep the light coming from the direction the nose is pointing then you have less side shadowing. Since the dog is usually looking at the camera its easier to suggest keeping the light near the camera axis. The reason this is harder is that in a one light setup you dont have any way to fill the shadows. If you had a second light, or reflector your key light could be off to one side and your fill coming from the general area of the camera it would soften the shadows. But with one light you are depending on it to do both key and fill.




  
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Oct 18, 2012 09:00 |  #18

bobbyz wrote in post #15137923 (external link)
Didn't know crop camera cutt of feet/paws. :)

It is lens/studio space issue.

BTW - Which umbrella, I heard silver is better for the furry folks.


I really just want an excuse to go FF. :)
I just have a cheap 45" white that I shoot through.

Although, the photog in the link is working with a crop as well.




  
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