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Jan 19, 2017 03:01 |  #10441

Jocce wrote in post #18249037 (external link)
Afterwards I saw that I got the hard shadow under my chin, should I have lowered the position of the strobes to have gotten rid of this?

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I guess it's a matter of taste if there are no rules against it. ;)

Lowering the light gets risky. There is nothing worse than under lighting. We tend to prefer light coming from above.

You could bring in a white reflector to fill the shadow. Since its a tight shot, the subject could hold it.


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Jan 19, 2017 03:47 |  #10442

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I know it's best to get foreheads as oil-free in camera as possible, but I'm curious: anyone have any particularly clever ways of correcting shiny skin like this in Photoshop?

I tend to sample the adjacent non-shiny skin, then gradually paint with very low flow until the shininess is gone but the texture is still there. I know this is Not the "right" way to do it, but when I have 30 headshots to retouch that I had to do in a hot room... it's fairly quick.

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Jan 19, 2017 03:56 |  #10443

Jocce wrote in post #18249037 (external link)
Doing some ID-badge photos at work Yesterday, using some Hot Shoe-strobes.
(No creative freedom, "Face straight in front, eyes in the camera, evenly lit face, blown out background etc...)

Not able to move the table :( Would have wanted the light a little closer...


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There is also a strobe behind the chair to blow out the gray wall and make it white.

Me, with some good looking hair ;) (won't be using this image for my badge though ;) )
Will crop it tighter to fit the guidelines of the manufacturer of the badges.
(And also make it black and white)

Afterwards I saw that I got the hard shadow under my chin, should I have lowered the position of the strobes to have gotten rid of this?


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For what it's worth I've never seen a corporation put any effort into the lighting setup. What you've done is miles more than anyone I've seen. I'd be looking at removing the shadow under the chin if possible. I think for badges, the strobe at the back to blow out the background and a ring light (to minimise shadows on the subject) would be all I'd use


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Jan 19, 2017 04:03 |  #10444

F2Bthere wrote in post #18249044 (external link)
I guess it's a matter of taste if there are no rules against it. ;)

Lowering the light gets risky. There is nothing worse than under lighting. We tend to prefer light coming from above.

You could bring in a white reflector to fill the shadow. Since its a tight shot, the subject could hold it.


No rule what I've found ;)

That's why I shot with the light from above, but when I looked at the pictures afterwards, I didn't like the shadow...
But made it less visible in post ;)

A white reflector is a good idea :)


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Jan 19, 2017 04:05 |  #10445

smythie wrote in post #18249061 (external link)
For what it's worth I've never seen a corporation put any effort into the lighting setup. What you've done is miles more than anyone I've seen. I'd be looking at removing the shadow under the chin if possible. I think for badges, the strobe at the back to blow out the background and a ring light (to minimise shadows on the subject) would be all I'd use

Well it's more me than the corporation that did the lighting setup ;) They asked if I could do this, and of course I wanted to use as many of my toys as possible ;)

A ring light would be nice, but don't have any so used What I had.


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Jan 19, 2017 04:10 |  #10446

if no ring light available, I'd look at either lowering the height of your lights or using reflectors where possible


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Jan 19, 2017 04:16 |  #10447

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if no ring light available, I'd look at either lowering the height of your lights or using reflectors where possible

Thank you for the input :)

Is there any "good" ring lights that are not horrible expensive, that attaches to a 580EX?


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Jan 19, 2017 05:35 |  #10448

The ringlight is not going to work well with people with glasses. Just have the subject hold a white reflector.


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Jan 19, 2017 09:36 |  #10449

Yes, the reflector is easiest, cheapest (piece of white cardboard if you don't already own a reflector--but you really should own a reflector. Every photographer should get a reflector before even a flash imo).

Not to say ringlights are not cool. They are like fisheye lenses, easy to get obsessed with, lots of fun, sometimes practical and oh so easy to overuse.

This may be the cheapest way to make one, although not the most elegant:

http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …ing-flash-cereal-box.html (external link)

David Hobby is obsessed with ring flash and it looks like he has decided to write a bunch more about it this year:

http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …-intro-and-resources.html (external link)


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Jan 19, 2017 10:33 |  #10450

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Jan 19, 2017 10:42 |  #10451

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So cool!!! What are you using for the BG?


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Jan 19, 2017 11:08 |  #10452

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So cool!!! What are you using for the BG?

you have to make them piece by piece


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Jan 19, 2017 18:05 |  #10453

Pretty crude setup! Saline bag hanging form the rafter. I used white & black backdrops, Alien Bees, water with red food coloring in a martini glass. Wireless remote and about 1000 or so photos!
Maybe one of these days I can get a water drop trigger system... oh and a macro lens would be nice!


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Jan 21, 2017 13:49 as a reply to  @ post 18245420 |  #10454

Thanks, everyone! Yeah, I wanted to grab the bridge in the background but my friend Manny got that shot and didn't want a repeat image. It was a group shoot so I just let everyone else grab shots then left to the next spot. =)


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Jan 21, 2017 13:49 as a reply to  @ post 18245643 |  #10455

Just shot with it yesterday =D


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