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Mar 11, 2013 17:38 |  #1

Whats your favorite?? Butterfly, rembrandt etc..

Ive lately have been going with the butterfly lightning with silver the reflector under. Post photos if you want


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Mar 11, 2013 18:08 |  #2

Huh...
Why would you be taking photos of lightning using a flash and reflectors?


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Mar 11, 2013 19:05 |  #3

I meant pictures using the techniques on people.. sorry, my english its not very good haha


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Mar 11, 2013 21:26 |  #4

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to answer your question, in the studio, i go with one backlight, an AB800, and a huge reflector.
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Mar 12, 2013 06:53 |  #5

I love these lighting diagrams, and bts shots, keep them coming.


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Mar 12, 2013 19:31 |  #6

What do the terms "butterfly" and "rembrandt" mean in this context? I've never heard those terms when talking about lighting.


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Mar 12, 2013 21:25 |  #7

Google is your friend.


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Mar 12, 2013 22:12 |  #8

There is no go to. Every shoot is different. Different needs. Different subject, different props, different everything. This is no ONE that you can fall back on for every setup.


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Mar 12, 2013 22:19 |  #9

my go to is the sun




  
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Mar 12, 2013 22:59 |  #10

no favorites...anything that works on the shoot. strobes, ambient, mixed lighting, etc.


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Mar 13, 2013 11:58 |  #11

The only shot I have a unified starting point for is head shots. I typically start with clamshell, and go from there.

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Mar 14, 2013 09:05 |  #12

medicdude wrote in post #15708830 (external link)
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Mar 14, 2013 09:32 |  #13

my apologies, i was at work and didnt have time to write out a complete answer.

sorry archer.
butterfly is a technique where you create a butterfly shaped shadow under the nose. this is achieved by placing the key light high in front of the subject and the fill on the same plane but lower.

rembrandt is lighting on one side, creating a triangle shaped shadow under the opposite eye, due to the angle of the light against the face/nose.


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Mar 14, 2013 09:56 |  #14

No problem, medicdude; thanks for the description. So it appears that these styles are specifically referring to portrait shots, which explains why I've never heard of them: I don't do portraits, except of bugs, and they don't sit still long enough to get the lighting set up like this... :D


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