A&P i just setup my new lights :)

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  1. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    I ordered these lights earlier this week, paid about $600. I'm using this setup for product photography. I'm trying to figure out the best placement for these lights to give the best lighting, any recommendations?

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    Britek Pro ST1800 Boom Kit

    3 600 watt Britek Pro lights focusable 22-65 degrees
    3 Softbox 24" x 24" for boom light
    2 8 foot light stands
    1 Studio Boom Stand with wheels (castors) and sand bag

    I think the photos came out pretty well (camera is a Fuji S7000, point and shoot camera)
     
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  2. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    Take a picture of your set up...
     
  3. CornUponCob

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    Very nice job controlling the shadows. Studio lighting is something I currently know very little about.
     
  4. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    here is the setup

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  5. the light with the boom arm attachment generally goes directly over the product you're shooting
     
  6. do like me and get some plexi glass.

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    You're lucky, I'm only using 2 lights. :hs:
     
  7. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    nice photo :) i think you're lucky, your camera is a million times better than what i have
     
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  9. Just goes to show you... You don't need an 11dybillion dollar camera to get great shots :bigthumb:
     
  10. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    You don't even need a camera to take good photos. :rolleyes:
     
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    legendr34, how are you triggering the lights with you Fuji S7000?
     
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    Ouch!

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    I think the lights are on all the time...not a triggered light:dunno:
     
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    Ahh. Yes, I see that now. Thanks.
     
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  16. Jcolman

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    You've got all your lights aimed directly at your subject, giving you a very flat look. Nothing wrong with this if that is the effect you want. However, for something different, trying thinking of your three lights as key, fill and backlight. The key light should be placed in front of or slightly to one side of the camera. This is your primary light. Depending on your subject, you can also place this light off to the side, especially when shooting round objects. The fill light should be aimed at the shadow side, and should be 1-3 stops dimmer than the key light. You can even use a white card to "bounce" light from the key into the shadow area. The backlight is used to highlight the object and can be placed behind and slighty off to one side to give you some modeling on the subject. This is your basic "3 point lighting" setup.
     
  17. JaimeZX

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    Dammit. Stupid firewall. Wish I could see the pics. :sad2:
     

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