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Sep 22, 2011 09:57 |  #4501

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Question for everyone (I hope you do not mind me using this as an example CiM_Photography?).

This image there is quite a heavy shadow to the right side of the girl.

Now would another light, softer, shining from behind her to her right stopped that?

Because with that heavy shadow, it looks like the strobe lights are there.

But with a light to the back of her, wouldn't that even the light out?

And would you need a strobe, or would a flash in an umbrella do the trick?

Or even just a bare flash?

Just add fill light from camera position to bring up those shadows on her right side.


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Sep 22, 2011 13:02 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #4502

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Sep 22, 2011 13:18 |  #4503

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Sep 22, 2011 13:54 |  #4504

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Nice shot dude and processing. If you were closer to Chicago (or I guess I closer to Minnesota LoL)...I'd say we should collab on a photoshoot!


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Sep 22, 2011 14:20 |  #4505

bobbyz wrote in post #13144895 (external link)
Just add fill light from camera position to bring up those shadows on her right side.

It wouldn't be better to have a light behind her?


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Sep 22, 2011 14:24 |  #4506

mtimber wrote in post #13146227 (external link)
It wouldn't be better to have a light behind her?

depends on what you're going for.... if you just want to bring up the light in the shadowy area on the left, on axis fill is what you want. if you want to keep that area in shadow, but create a thin brighter line around her figure for separation (rim lighting), then placing it behind her is what you want.


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Sep 22, 2011 14:27 |  #4507

aaron.dunlap wrote in post #13146240 (external link)
depends on what you're going for.... if you just want to bring up the light in the shadowy area on the left, on axis fill is what you want. if you want to keep that area in shadow, but create a thin brighter line around her figure for separation (rim lighting), then placing it behind her is what you want.

Sorry I wasn't clear with my thoughts.

I sort of pictured the fill light stationed at about the 10 o'clock position (the girl being the centre of the clock face), which I imagined was also lift up the light in the general area of the subject.


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Sep 22, 2011 15:27 |  #4508

What Aaron said above. So fill light will be 6 clock position. If 10 clock like you say then her face will be still in shadow and light will be rim light not fill.


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Sep 22, 2011 17:11 |  #4509

patliean1 wrote in post #13146095 (external link)
Nice shot dude and processing. If you were closer to Chicago (or I guess I closer to Minnesota LoL)...I'd say we should collab on a photoshoot!

I'm close to chicago...ish. lol


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Sep 22, 2011 17:23 |  #4510

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I'm close to chicago...ish. lol

We should all set something up this winter when its -20 and were freezing our buttocks off


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Sep 22, 2011 18:35 |  #4511

Yeah.....I'm usually shooting then! :p


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Sep 22, 2011 22:48 |  #4512

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We should all set something up this winter when its -20 and were freezing our buttocks off

or you guys could all come to NM where it's sunny 350ish days a year.

Seriously though if there was ever a get together arranged with the photographers from this thread I would SO be there!


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Sep 22, 2011 22:49 |  #4513

Tiffany- Nice to see you again.


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Sep 22, 2011 22:50 |  #4514

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Sep 23, 2011 06:36 |  #4515

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I'm close to chicago...ish. lol

I'll be in Chicago visiting Pat in exactly one week :)


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