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My Daughter in my first 2 light setup.

 
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Mar 18, 2015 21:11 |  #1

I won't lie, I'm not incredibly please with the shot. The shadow in the back I neglected to light for. I see it's hot on the right side of the shot. I took this photo in a single wide furnished trailer house. Had absolutely zero room. The backdrop was picked by my daughter. Please feel free to share ways to improve. Also I'm assuming a backdrop light would take care of the shadow?

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Mar 18, 2015 21:29 |  #2

Turns out this was not a 2 light. It was the only one I used my Flash for. Makes this a 3 light shot. :D Sorry for the lie. :(


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Mar 24, 2015 15:55 |  #3
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She has amazing eyes. Whatever light you used it sure makes those eye pop!




  
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Mar 24, 2015 15:57 |  #4

Forehead is a little hot, shadow on her left. looks great though.




  
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Mar 24, 2015 18:25 |  #5

Hey thanks guys. I'm scouring google trying to determine how to reduce the hotness of her skin via Lightroom. More searching to do. I definitely know I need loads more work with lighting, but it's something that I plan to focus quite a bit on here in the very near future.


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Mar 24, 2015 18:33 |  #6

OK, first what modifier you used? Just start with one light. No need for the flash on camera. Pick an umbrella or a softbox, doesn't matter. Bring it really close. For starters you can even place umbrella or the softbox right above camera position. This will give you flat lighting but that works for kids.


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Mar 24, 2015 18:53 |  #7

you can use the adjustment brush to bring down exposure or highlights and all those things.


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Mar 24, 2015 19:46 |  #8

@ bobbyz - This shot was taken in a dark house with a shoot through umbrella camera left low pointed upwards, and a shoot through umbrella camera right about face height. I will definitely try out the Single Light Close near camera. I just worry about light on the backdrop. Should I not put a light behind subject illuminating the backdrop?

@ phantelope - Thanks for this I will work on it after I check my calves in an hour or so.


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Mar 25, 2015 08:34 |  #9

If you want to learn lighting try to get it right in camera. So for now forget about fixing in pp.

Dark house doesn't matter, you using strobes, Now why put umbrella pointed upwards? Think sun, light comes from top. So put that umbrella higher up pointed down. You can also just keep it pointed straight but higher up than the subject. The 2nd umbrella, I don't think that is firing. Look at the catch light in the eyes. You see bottom left umbrella but center of the eye looks like on camera flash.

Now regards to shadow on back ground, your umbrella is small or not close enough so making shadows harder. Or your on camera flash is too strong and causing the shadows. Take out on camera flash, point the umbrella down like I mentioned and back ground problem will be gone.

Here is single 30" reflective umbrella positioned camera right (look at catch light). No other light.

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Mar 25, 2015 14:56 |  #10

Both umbrellas were constant light. Thanks loads for the tips. I will definitely bring the light up over the subject next time I get a chance. I'll try to get my stuff out tomorrow night as I have a hunter safety class tonight. I really appreciate the assistance!


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Mar 25, 2015 16:09 |  #11

Nice shot, there are some improvements that could be made, but you clearly identified those. I definitely think it's a good start, but ditch the watermark. It really hurts more than helps


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