A&P Practice with 3pt lighting

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  1. AbortionSurvivor

    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    So my other attempt at off camera flash was pretty bad.
    On this attempt, I focus more on getting the light setup properly.

    Standard 3 point lighting setup.
    Key light at Photog's left 45 degrees
    Fill light at Photog's right 45 degree and set two stops less power.
    Highlight/kicker light 135 degrees up and behind the subject.

    Oh, and she was a good 8 inches taller then me since she was wearing high heals. Composition would have been better if I had a stool. :hs:
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    move your fill to on axis instead of @ 45 degrees....
     
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    i hate lighting threads because they make me realize how much of a noob I am when it comes to strobist stuff :wtc:
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    practice practice practice... I think if it wasn't for my kids I wouldn't have any clue... and I know I still have a lot to learn, especially once I move on to different modifiers.
     
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    I'm going to watch OneLight tonight :hsd:
     
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    Great job, big improvement
    I'm no lighting expert, but I'll share my opinions on this

    I really like the pure black background

     
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    is the whole setup of a clamshell considered one light point?
    So if I clamshell as the main key light, I would still need another fill and kicker source of light?
     
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    oh ok cool deal

    I don't think another flash is necessary, but its just a matter of finding the balance that you like

    I think smaller light sources work better to really shape out the cheekbones. Not sure what tools u have, but if you have a 20" softbox or a beauty dish those would be great.

    If you got an umbrella, you could always just open it halfway so the opening is only like 20" and get a smaller, tighter source of light then a fully opened 60" source of light

    keep at it dude :)
     

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