A&P gimme some tips for shooting a night v.newSLR

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by LowLikeWhoaF150, May 2, 2006.

  1. I'm taking pics of my friend Lyndz tomorrow night.

    Soo far all I know is that I should be shooting in apeture mode, and I'm going to probably have the iso around 800+

    I want to try painting with light on her body, and maybe her face. I have a 6 in 1 reflector so I can maybe bounce some light onto her and maybe use the soft diffuser and a light. :dunno:

    I might take her out around town and take some night shots also depending on if we're up to it and what the weather is like. :x:



    Tips and/or suggestions welcome :bigthumb:
     
  2. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    just keep your shutter speeds high and maybe use spot metering if the light is tricky
     

  3. That's the new feature for the 30d and I don't even know how to use it :uh: :noes:
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    the new feature on the 30d is spot metering? WTF?
     
  5. never knew that?
     
  6. mojito

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    a reflector requires light to reflect. what are you using as a key light :dunno:
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    she'll move and blur it
     
  8. mandarin orange

    mandarin orange OT Supporter

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    use a flash
     
  9. NauticaX

    NauticaX OT Supporter

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    i was wondering the same. :dunno:

    but use flash and tripod if needed.
     
  10. oh, my studio lighting consists of 2 shop lights. And 2 of those super bright as fuck flashlights used for hunting. Well actually 1 flash light, I think I lost one somewhere while having a paintball war in the woods. I will probably get a less powerful light though because I'm sure what I have will brighten up the room too much and not allow me to get what I'm looking for. I'll probably try out the lighting on a pillow or some object in my room, but that will not be very acurate because unlike an inanimate object a person breathes/moves. :hs: :dunno:
     
  11. mojito

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    what are you thinking it will look like?


    home depot lights can work well, though you really need to diffuse them
     
  12. NauticaX

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    How are you going to power your shop lights on location around town?
     

  13. My 6 in 1 reflector comes with 2 diffusers. I was thinking about somehow hanging them infront of the light without touching the light because that thing gets hot as hell. Also I was wondering if putting a reflector behind a diffuser and pointing a light at it to bounce it would work. :dunno:
     
  14. I have a power inverter and extension cords. I wasn't really planning on using the lighting for outdoors but now that you mention it it's probably not a bad idea but it will be alot to setup. I was probably just going to do some shots indoors at her house or something using the lights and diffusers and stuff.

    now that I think about it one of the shop lights will probably pop a fuse in my trick if I used the power inverter. Maybe not but those things take alot of power and get really hot. That's why I have flashlights also. They're just as bright if not brighter than the shop lights, the flashlight just has a more controled beam of light than the shoplight.
     
  15. NauticaX

    NauticaX OT Supporter

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    If you use your lights outdoors I definately like to check out the results. I definately want to try some more on-location shoots with strobes. I just need some tight locations with some hot models :)
     
  16. mojito

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    it can work, just be prepared for high iso or having her get in a position where she won't move
     
  18. I'm sure you saw that alienbees portable battery packs. Those look pretty sweet. When I get more bills paid off I really am interested in lighting like yours and those portable batteries.
     
  19. Yea that's the same shoplight I have. Only $20 ftw :o

    Is that a bedsheet used as a diffuser or something else? Now that I see the amount of light on the bedsheet I know my little reflector diffuser will not be large enough to eliminate all the excess lighting that the shoplight will produce. I should probably just stick with the flashlight + diffuser.
     
  20. if all else fails I can just take a 5 second exposure of a location using only the light from the moon or city lights and another shot with a shorter exposure with her in it and merge the layers in photoshop. :hs: But that's cheating and too much work :/
     
  21. mojito

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    its a calumet diffusion panel, basically a nylon sheet designed for that foldable pvc frame.

    how far you put the lights from the panel makes a difference on light output. farther away the more even and diffused it gets, closer it is the more specular the light is and with more contrast
     
  22. mojito

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    I used a flash to take a pic on that setup btw, so it doesn't fill the room as even as it looks
     
  23. I already can't wait till tomorrow night :coold:
     
  24. NauticaX

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    I already own the Vagabond 300. I just have to put it to use. :(
     

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