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Lighting a pinup shoot, outdoors, on a shoestring

 
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Mar 25, 2016 19:47 |  #16

rogue.guineapig wrote in post #17948719 (external link)
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Pinup seems to be devoid of dramatic shadows, at least in the old-school feel of things, right? Hence a more "head-on" approach with lighting?

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Mar 27, 2016 02:50 |  #17

Well...it wasn't exactly pinup...

and it wasn't exactly what I had envisioned.


We still eked out a few shots though... gotta go thru em this week and see what works but this is one of the early possibilities.

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Mar 27, 2016 20:49 |  #18

Works for me! A classic pin-up shot is a studio shot, outdoors there are no hard rules, nor any way to get that contrasty almost illustration-like lighting of a typical 40's or 50's pinup. Sunrise/sunset is definitely the way to go!

The other option is a large (like 7') umbrella and battery-powered strobe (ideally one that can do HSS), but not speedlites, and you need a third person to manage the umbrella setup unless you have absolutely no wind. You made the right choice for what you had to work with, great shot!


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Mar 28, 2016 20:07 |  #19

Nope, not a classic pinup look, but looks great nonetheless!


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Mar 28, 2016 20:25 |  #20

thanks guys! Yeah we...I ...kinda missed nailing the old school look.

I might apply for early G&N access for the rest (which I'm still processing here and there). They ended up being mostly Glam anyway I guess.
But, the fact that they didn't suck 100% is thanks to yall's ideas! So thank you!


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