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Oct 04, 2009 12:17 |  #1

Now that the Single strobe thread has almost reached 2000 posts, and it seems as though many who post in that thread have or will eventually graduate from only single strobe lighting setups....I do believe it's time to set up a thread with samples of multiple lights.

As with the single-strobe thread, posting lighting setups and as much additional information as possible is always helpful.

I'll start with a one from a shoot from last week:

(clamshell lighting with a speedo BD on top, and a small chimera rectangular SB below to reduce shadows....30 degree gridded light aimed at background)

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Oct 04, 2009 12:34 |  #2

Good idea Jeff.

I'll help get the ball rolling.
This is the shot I posted over in the other thread and another one from the same shoot of Stefanie.

The first shot was with a 53" Octa on camera left with a large white reflector at camera right and the second shot is with a 24" x 32" Softbox with grid at camera left and white reflector at camera right.

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Oct 04, 2009 13:01 |  #3

TMR Design wrote in post #8758423 (external link)
Good idea Jeff.

I'll help get the ball rolling.
This is the shot I posted over in the other thread and another one from the same shoot of Stefanie.

Oh suuuuuuuuuure....steal my thunder with a couple amazing shots like those!

Thanks for nothing! :D


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Oct 04, 2009 13:57 as a reply to  @ Cathpah's post |  #4

Thanks for starting this thread Jeff.
Are baby pics welcome or only very attractive ladies like you and Robert kicked this off with?
Eight light sources from every direction... LOL

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J Kacey wrote in post #8758799 (external link)
Thanks for starting this thread Jeff.
Are baby pics welcome or only very attractive ladies like you and Robert kicked this off with?
Eight light sources from every direction... LOL
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47" octabox camera right, BD above camera, accent light camera left, gelled background lights on thunder gray seamless
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~ same as above without gelled background lights
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Can you list your lighting rig? I too want to make babies cry with good taste.


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Oct 04, 2009 15:59 |  #6

J Kacey wrote in post #8758799 (external link)
Thanks for starting this thread Jeff.
Are baby pics welcome or only very attractive ladies like you and Robert kicked this off with?
Eight light sources from every direction... LOL
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Thanks Jerry.

Nice baby shots. THe first image almost has that Topaz filter look to it. Are you post processing?


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Oct 04, 2009 16:44 |  #7

Lazuka wrote in post #8759322 (external link)
Can you list your lighting rig?

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47" Octa Box with out front diffuser camera right
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Boomed BD for hairlight
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Speedlites right and left on thunder gray background to render white (gradient added in post)

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I too want to make babies cry with good taste.

I would not suggest to anyone to "make" a baby cry....... If it's your child the moment will come all on it's own :cry:

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Thanks Jerry.

Nice baby shots. THe first image almost has that Topaz filter look to it. Are you post processing?

Hey Robert
No aftermarket filters applied just lots of adjustment layers, D&B and blending modes.


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Oct 04, 2009 16:59 |  #8

This is a little different but I did use two flashes mounted on a balcony railing above, behind and on either side of the basketball goal and triggered them with Skyports.
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Oct 04, 2009 19:29 |  #9

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Good idea Jeff.

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I love the lighting, but something bothers me about the size and shape of the highlights in the eyes....almost like she has cataracs...


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Oct 04, 2009 20:05 |  #11

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I love the lighting, but something bothers me about the size and shape of the highlights in the eyes....almost like she has cataracs...

That's cool. They're the natural catch lights from the modifiers used.


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I love the lighting, but something bothers me about the size and shape of the highlights in the eyes....almost like she has cataracs...

hmmmm...I guess I'm not quite sure what you mean by the cataracts comment. Either way, thanks for the feedback!

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That's cool. They're the natural catch lights from the modifiers used.

ha...it's true. I'm not really a fan of adding/moving catchlights, so I usually just leave them as is.


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Oct 04, 2009 20:35 |  #13

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ha...it's true. I'm not really a fan of adding/moving catchlights, so I usually just leave them as is.

Me too Jeff. I happen to like the catch lights created but if I didn't like them I would shoot with different modifiers. I never edit or clone catch lights. Catch lights are the reflection of the modifier, so it it what it is.

When I visit my parents and I sit in the kitchen with my mom I can see these giant catch lights cast by the sun coming through a large 4 pane window and they fill about 50% of her eyes. Some might find it distracting but I think they're beautiful and natural and I don't think "gee, I wish those catch lights were a different shape or size".


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hmmmm...I guess I'm not quite sure what you mean by the cataracts comment. Either way, thanks for the feedback!

ha...it's true. I'm not really a fan of adding/moving catchlights, so I usually just leave them as is.

It is only the catch lights in the first photo and the positioning..they are so big that they almost cover the pupil of the eye, light a cataract would do. I understand where they come from, so it might just be a positioning of the modifers....nice pictures though.....


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Oct 05, 2009 05:41 |  #15

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1. (clamshell lighting with a speedo BD on top, and a small chimera rectangular SB below to reduce shadows....30 degree gridded light aimed at background)
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