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FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
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Critique my lightning

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Nov 10, 2012 07:42 |  #1

I was experimenting a little with my friend and was looking for a dramatic look, i dont know if this is the place to do this but here i go:

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2 cheap medalight studio strobes

key - 64" Soft Silver PLM with diffuser
hair light - strobe with barndoor

Nikon D750, 35 1.4G, 85 1.8G, 24-70 2.8G, 70-200 2.8G
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Nov 10, 2012 15:34 |  #2

1. Right side of her face is just a little too dark for me. Maybe Rembrandt lighting would look better.
2. Really like it.

Probably post in the "People" section for more response/critique ;)

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Nov 10, 2012 15:34 |  #3

I find the light in the first one to be extremely distracting. Maybe if it was an ad for the monolight it would make sense, but otherwise it's just distracting and making me wonder why the light is in the shot. Also, I feel like it either needs some fill light for her face or bring the key light around a bit. I can't see her other eye and that's bothering me.

The second one, the lighting on the girl is OK but the background is a bit distracting. The background is almost the same color as her skin so it's not helping her standout in the scene. If you are set on seeing the background you can take it down a few stops to help put some attention on the girl. Unless you are selling backdrops then it's good. :)

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Nov 10, 2012 17:45 |  #4

Number 1 would look great if the light wasn't visible behind her
Number 2 looks great! Maybe a reflector to her left would give just enough light back in the shadows

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