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My current lighting setup, suggestions ?

 
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Nov 07, 2014 22:41 |  #1

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This is how i tend to light in my new home studio does anyone have any suggestions?
I feel the leggs loose too much light but i'm afraid of loosing contrast if i just point a light at it.
Also sometimes i use a hair light from out of frame

But generally any ides on how to get quality light on the lower 1/3 of the pictures with this setup would be helpfull :)

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Nov 09, 2014 09:44 |  #2

Might want to ask same question in studio and lighting sub forum, but you'd need to add 2 lights down low for more control of the light on model's legs.


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Nov 09, 2014 12:42 |  #3

Have you tried aiming the fireball (maxilite) a little lower?
What's the dimension of you space?


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Nov 09, 2014 19:35 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #4

That's sort of the dimensions i took the image with a 35mm on full frame 6D.
I use a 70-200 at 70 for most of my full bodies shots that's about how long the room is.
So 3,5m x 5,5m but with those doors i can put some lights on the rooms next door.

Getting an extra fireball would probably be the way to go,?i usually use a 120cm octa but it has the same issues because of the distance, this model had too perfect skin to use an Octa.
In an ideal world i would have a large dedicated studio with a high ceiling where i could place the lights at a distance optimal for lighting.

I really like the fireball though so getting an extra one would be a problem it's super handy still relatively soft and is super easy to bring and use when outdoors.
For the moment i might use the 26cm reflector on her legs as an interim as i have it ?

These shots are for underwear promotion in Sweden and i want them to look as stellar as possible :)


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Feb 25, 2015 14:18 |  #5

Use a moon light for fill and put the model light high and center, I use a large horizontal soft box. That setup is flawless since you never have to worry about double shadows, it gives skin a great graduated shine, models can move wherever and the lighting is alway right without having to move anything. I do many other setups but this is my go to for new models and many other times. You can hit a light grey background with an overhead to make it white or put a grid on the softbox to make it grey. I use wall mounted brackets in my studio for this setup and use stands when I am doing more dramatic lighting.

I also sometimes add in hair backlighting.


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Feb 27, 2015 12:06 |  #6

I'd recommend a 2-meter silvered umbrella for that main light. The size will cover the model completely and the sliver will keep the contrast sparkling. It will also have quite a significant throw distance without losing exposure. They can be had fairly cheaply these days--I'd expect around 40-60 euro.


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Mar 09, 2015 05:25 |  #7

You can also think of using a large V-Flat as a bounced box. Two 4x8' Foam core boards should do the trick.


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Apr 08, 2015 19:31 |  #8

What's a moon light ?


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Apr 28, 2015 21:06 |  #9

Another vote for v-flats




  
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Jun 10, 2015 07:28 as a reply to  @ Darkwand's post |  #10

A moon light is a ring light with softbox like diffusion. It is my go to fill light since you never have to worry about multiple shadows and always provides correct fill angle. The only drawback is that you need to adjust power as you chsnge your distance from the subject since it is mounted to your camers. Of course you can always use it off camera as a softbox. Or as the main light when your subject is near a wall and you want the ringlight edge shadow look.


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Jul 23, 2015 15:21 |  #11

Aye! You have three lights available orrr more?


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