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First attempts at off camera lighting and portraiture.

 
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Jan 20, 2014 21:51 |  #1

Got some lighting gear for Christmas and I've been studying the strobist blog for tips/pointers. As a result I present my first attempts at off camera lighting. The victim, er, model is a photography buddy who volunteered to be the guinea pig.

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Jan 20, 2014 21:53 |  #2

I'd like to see shadows filled a bit more.




  
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Jan 21, 2014 04:34 |  #3

RandyMN wrote in post #16622646 (external link)
I'd like to see shadows filled a bit more.

I wouldn't, too many photogs seemed to be scared of shadows..

Shadows create drama, which is just what you have achieved here.. good first try I think...


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Jan 21, 2014 05:40 |  #4

I agree shadow can be useful, so long as its not flat just black.

I think short lighting would work better on these.


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Jan 21, 2014 08:48 |  #5

Rushmore wrote in post #16623220 (external link)
I wouldn't, too many photogs seemed to be scared of shadows..

Shadows create drama, which is just what you have achieved here.. good first try I think...

I like shadows, but in this case I feel they are a bit strong and become a distraction.




  
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Jan 21, 2014 15:46 |  #6

Personally I like #2. Not a fan of the pose, and wardrobe but I like the drama, mood, and mystery the lighting creates. #1 and #3 there's too much contrast between light and shadow IMO.


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Jan 21, 2014 15:49 |  #7

Shadows can be fine, but one ought to learn how to master them first, and then use them second. Work on filling the shadows a bit using either a second flash or a reflector so that the contrast between light and shadow isnt so stark.




  
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Jan 21, 2014 17:03 |  #8

gonzogolf wrote in post #16624782 (external link)
Shadows can be fine, but one ought to learn how to master them first, and then use them second. Work on filling the shadows a bit using either a second flash or a reflector so that the contrast between light and shadow isnt so stark.

But the guys just got his first flash... I would never recommend someone getting a 2nd flash until they have learned to use a single one propley


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Jan 21, 2014 17:12 |  #9

Rushmore wrote in post #16624993 (external link)
But the guys just got his first flash... I would never recommend someone getting a 2nd flash until they have learned to use a single one propley

But a reflector would be simple.




  
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