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Mar 23, 2010 15:12 |  #1

on friday i will be shooting a band in their studio, theres 5 band members, the studio is pretty dark. I want to order lighting for this job because i probably wont have enough, any sugestions? halogens? soft boxes? what should i use? i found a kit with two soft boxes but im just not sure if the soft light will be enough to cover them as a group.




  
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Mar 23, 2010 16:03 |  #2

The optimum set up would be to use strobes - don't use continuous power. For light placement, it really depends on what type of look you want. Most shots I've seen have a beauty dish boomed for hair light, one main light in a big softbox/octabox facing the subjects, and a light behind the subject pointed at their backs.


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Mar 23, 2010 16:05 |  #3

today is Tuesday. you want to research, purchase, and have shipped to you (on time) a light set-up?

where do you live?


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Mar 23, 2010 16:48 as a reply to  @ CosmoKid's post |  #4

thanks charl1e,
ill probably a pair of octabox softboxes, and light placement will depend on space. @ cosmokid, well i was handed this job last night so i wasnt givin alot of time. i live in huntington beach.




  
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Mar 23, 2010 19:32 |  #5

tlr87 wrote in post #9856601 (external link)
thanks charl1e,
ill probably a pair of octabox softboxes, and light placement will depend on space. @ cosmokid, well i was handed this job last night so i wasnt givin alot of time. i live in huntington beach.

Have you ever used studio strobes/speedlights and modifiers before? You're going to want to get some practice in before going on a "job" with them.


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Mar 24, 2010 06:21 |  #6

tlr87 wrote in post #9856601 (external link)
. @ cosmokid, well i was handed this job last night so i wasnt givin alot of time. i live in huntington beach.


i think you may be better off renting them. is there a local camera store in your area?


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Mar 24, 2010 16:51 |  #7

depends if you want any shadows on their face. You could use a large beauty dish, Mola 43 inch or 33 inch on a boom arm above and in front of them, with white boards on the left and right of them. That would be more like fashion lighting, if it's for family portraits, perhaps you can have a large softbox to their above right and another softbox at lower power on their direct left to act as a fill light and also a small beauty dish or reflector with a slight grid as a hairlight. Using a light pointed to their back as separation is usually pretty cheesy imo.


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