So I'm new at studio photography, I have a b800 with a large octabox, and I usually have it at half power, about 4 feet away & up above the subject. My settings on the camera are usually: ISO 100, SS 160, & F stop between 8-10. I've played around with the settings & where the light is positioned quite a bit, and the photos keep ending up a little washed out. What is the best way to fix this? Also, what is "hot lighting" ? On the critique forums I keep getting told my lighting is a bit hot but not sure what that means.
Thanks so much!!
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