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Using MULTIPLE strobes - creative examples - post yours! (2)

 
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Feb 01, 2015 18:05 |  #1171

2 x cl-360 with 7" reflectors and cl-600 as the main with QB43 and a cl-360 in a 7' para as fill.


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Feb 05, 2015 17:14 |  #1174

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Feb 05, 2015 17:22 |  #1175

From a recent baby portrait session.
She's about 5 months old.
CL-360 through an umbrella, about 2 feet away and at 1/4th power.
V850 for kicker, it was in a Flash Disk about 5 feet away at 1/8th power.


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Feb 06, 2015 08:15 |  #1176

Practice, practice and more practice... I fell like I'm starting to make some progress, after reading these forums for a while.

Did a quick shoot with a coworker of mine, who needed to update her social media profile photo. This was shot using a mix of speedlights (2): one aimed at the background, one as hairlight; and 2 studio strobes (basically in a clam-shell setup with shoot-through umbrellas). Would prefer softboxes, but don't have any yet Shot against a textured light gray wallpaper. For the most part I'm just eyeballing the lighting ratios and position. How did I do here; CC welcome and appreciated, as always.


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Feb 06, 2015 08:48 |  #1177

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Practice, practice and more practice... I fell like I'm starting to make some progress, after reading these forums for a while.

Did a quick shoot with a coworker of mine, who needed to update her social media profile photo. This was shot using a mix of speedlights (2): one aimed at the background, one as hairlight; and 2 studio strobes (basically in a clam-shell setup with shoot-through umbrellas). Would prefer softboxes, but don't have any yet Shot against a textured light gray wallpaper. For the most part I'm just eyeballing the lighting ratios and position. How did I do here; CC welcome and appreciated, as always.

Looks great. Subject is well separated from the background, very subtle shadowing on facial structures to bring them out. Nice catch lights in the eyes (did you want two in each eye?) This is what I would expect from a professional portrait studio. Just IMHO. By the way, how far in front of the background was your subject?


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Feb 06, 2015 09:00 as a reply to  @ golfecho's post |  #1178

Thanks for your comments; I'm pretty happy with the end result. I think I would prefer just a single catchlight though; would you simply remove the lower one in post? She was seated about 3-4 feet away from the background.

Sometimes I wonder if clients notice catchlights to begin with, or is it just us photographers obsessing about them ;-)a

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Feb 06, 2015 09:47 |  #1179

darekn wrote in post #17418237 (external link)
Thanks for your comments; I'm pretty happy with the end result. I think I would prefer just a single catchlight though; would you simply remove the lower one in post? She was seated about 3-4 feet away from the background.

Sometimes I wonder if clients notice catchlights to begin with, or is it just us photographers obsessing about them ;-)a

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Well as a client I would be very happy with the results. The one thing I would request in post is to very slightly whiten the front tooth that is slightly darker than the rest. Maybe I'm the only one who notices that, but when I was a kid, I got a bang in the teeth, and the enamel coating on one of my front teeth was cracked. Now (45 years later) that tooth is still very noticeably darker than my others. I am constantly whitening my "dark tooth" whenever I get a picture of myself. Maybe that's why I'm behind the camera instead of in front of one . . .


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Feb 06, 2015 23:15 |  #1180

darekn wrote in post #17418169 (external link)
How did I do here; CC welcome and appreciated, as always.

That b/g pattern is the shiznit! I intend to steal it. :) I already give this portrait grade A, so the following are minor nits only. First, brighten the tooth as mentioned by golfecho. Second, crop the jacket halfway to the neck. Third, greatly enlarge and slightly dim the secondary main: this means a softbox or panel. The catchlight will then be naturally more diffused, and the fact gets a little more definition (less flat). Bravo!


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Feb 07, 2015 02:09 |  #1181

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Feb 07, 2015 08:17 as a reply to  @ RicoTudor's post |  #1182

Thanks Rico, do you think the reflector below, rather than the second umbrella, would work better here? ...and the background is your tipical light gray office wallpaper :lol:




  
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Feb 07, 2015 21:18 |  #1183

darekn wrote in post #17419991 (external link)
..., do you think the reflector below, rather than the second umbrella, would work better here? ...

There's no single correct clamshell setup, and yours is certainly mainstream. My personal taste runs to harder directional light, but if I did use a clamshell then I would try to give it a single-source look in the catchlight. If the lower light source is large, it will more resemble fill rather than a secondary key. This, and other, variations are nicely demonstrated by Lindsay Adler at http://kelbyone.com …l-foolproof-beauty-light/ (external link) , specifically the BD and white reflector.


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Feb 07, 2015 21:57 |  #1184

7 lights were used in this setup...... 2 main left and right, one from directly above, 2 with barn doors to create some highlights, 2 with shoots, one to create hot spot on amp and one to create hotspot on guitar.


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Feb 08, 2015 09:13 as a reply to  @ RicoTudor's post |  #1185

Thanks for the link, very informative. I think my next purchase will have to be a boom stand, so I can get the main light stand out of the way when trying to center the light perfectly over the face, unless there some tricks to doing this without a boom ???




  
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