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Feb 15, 2017 13:00 |  #1

I need to do an important group shot of six people. What lighting do you recommend?

I have 36 and 28 inch softboxes, and two 16x48 inch stripboxes.

I was thinking either the 36, or a horizontal strip, ~30° off camera axis, and a reflector, or one low intensity fill, from the other side.




  
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Feb 15, 2017 15:30 |  #2

Fill is best if placed at the 0-45 position (right above the camera), and set to at least one stop below the main light.


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Feb 16, 2017 06:42 |  #3

Alveric wrote in post #18274726 (external link)
Fill is best if placed at the 0-45 position (right above the camera), and set to at least one stop below the main light.

Thank you very much!




  
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Feb 16, 2017 08:28 |  #4

Horizontal strip box above camera for fill.
36 inch box no more than 30 degrees off axis and feathered toward the far side of the group.
If you organize the group into a cluster rather than one or two lines. Make sure the main and fill don't cause shadows from one person to the other.

I'd have them set to deliver a 1:2 ratio. That can easily be increased or decreased in processing.


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Feb 16, 2017 10:59 as a reply to  @ dmward's post |  #5

That makes,sense. Thank you!




  
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