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FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
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Please critic my initial studio setup from this shot

 
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Dec 13, 2013 20:18 |  #16

Ok i tried two speed lights and two unbrella setup set left and right side 45 degree from the subject.

i used a new 60 inch unbrella as the main key and a 43inch unbrella on the opposite side as a fill light.

here are the two results.

nevermind about my pose/selfie on the 1st pic or poor framing etc. i am just conentrating on the lighting


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Dec 13, 2013 20:32 |  #17

That is MUCH better, but there is still a lot of contrast (which I don't think you are aiming for for this).

I think 45 degrees is too much angle for the key and fill and casts shadows, but it's too little to create a nice rim.

Try having the key and fill only slightly to the side of camera position. This will remove a lot of the visible shadows. You can even put the key and fill on the same side.


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Dec 16, 2013 09:27 |  #18

Your lights are still too low. Look at the shadow thrown up onto the drop in the first shot. Its higher than your body, you want those shadows dropping behind. As mentioned above your fill ought to be closer to the camera. At 45 degrees you are very likely to end up with competing keys instead of key and fill.




  
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