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Feb 26, 2019 17:07 |  #1

I need to duplicate this shot for a series of swimmers this weekend. Rear lights are obviously strips.

However, I can’t quite come up with the main. I’ve tried a 40” QWBD and SDMV Speedbox. Both are far too wide and too much light. I would have thought the main to be gridded, but the reflection in the cap doesn’t show a grid.

Thoughts? Maybe a much smaller BD?

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Feb 26, 2019 17:11 |  #2

BD or Magnum. You might b able to do the same thing with a reflector and grid as well.


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Feb 26, 2019 18:13 |  #3

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Feb 26, 2019 18:26 as a reply to  @ Angmo's post |  #4

They don’t show the photog. Was done for TYR.


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Feb 26, 2019 18:28 |  #5

jlafferty wrote in post #18819320 (external link)
BD or Magnum. You might b able to do the same thing with a reflector and grid as well.

26” or smaller? I’m assuming that it’s pretty much directly overhead, but overhanging the front of the subject.


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Feb 27, 2019 00:31 |  #6

That is the Joel Grimes setup. Not sure it is actually him, but that is the setup he made popular for athlete portraits. He uses gridded strip boxes with his Westcott 24” collapsible beauty dish or a Buff 22” beauty dish.




  
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Feb 27, 2019 10:23 as a reply to  @ NDAPhoto's post |  #7

That's what I was thinking, so I picked up a 22" BD this morning. The guy at the camera store tried to tell me it was a huge umbrella.


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Feb 27, 2019 10:37 |  #8

Just big enough for the face ;)

22" is fine, and my bet is you could make 26" work, too. I have a silver, deep parabolic that would be great for this - it's 38". In any case you'd just use distance to control the spread/fall-off, and increase contrast.

Your hunch about it being almost overhead is correct. Check this out:

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26” or smaller? I’m assuming that it’s pretty much directly overhead, but overhanging the front of the subject.


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Feb 27, 2019 17:46 |  #9

jlafferty wrote in post #18819755 (external link)
Just big enough for the face ;)

22" is fine, and my bet is you could make 26" work, too. I have a silver, deep parabolic that would be great for this - it's 38". In any case you'd just use distance to control the spread/fall-off, and increase contrast.

Your hunch about it being almost overhead is correct. Check this out:

https://www.neilsnape.​com …ng-beautybeauty-lighting/ (external link)

I like using grids on BD to control them further as needed.


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Feb 27, 2019 18:17 |  #10

Grids are for sure an option but they get vignetted and super sourcy real fast. Just speaking to my taste. Even the deep para, at 38", vignettes at a modest distance once you get pst the shoulders.

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Feb 27, 2019 18:25 |  #11

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Feb 27, 2019 19:00 |  #12

I like it, but the result is rather soft. The water droplets should pop with sharpness.



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Feb 27, 2019 19:56 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #13

Plenty sharp on my end.


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Feb 27, 2019 20:07 |  #14

Could there be copyright or ethics questions here? You haven't just copied the original artist's lighting, but literally everything about his/her work, including the model's pose.


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Feb 27, 2019 20:46 as a reply to  @ Spencerphoto's post |  #15

Seriously?


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