A&P Softbox Test 2

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  1. Creator

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    My ugly mug again while I keep trying to learn lighting. FOCUS is SOFT. I know this. I had to manually focus based on distance from lens to camera since I had to use the autotimer. Talk to me about light!

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  2. Creator

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    Three 540EZ's - two camera right and left behind me through umbrellas and one camera right (softbox) in front.
     
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    Bowzyr sup bro

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    that's a lot of flashes for such crappy pix bro :p
     
  4. Jbrown

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    Shit, hurts my eyes to look at first one.
     
  5. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    How so?
     
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    But dealign with light, seems kinda harsh coming from right side of pic
     
  7. Creator

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    Didya read the bold???????????

    I kind of like that line of light down the side of my face :dunno:
     
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    the light is too harsh. Looks like it's coming from a bare bulb.

    Move the softboxes in as CLOSE as you can to your face without them being in the frame.

    then turn the power down.

    The closer box will give the illusion of a reeeeaaaalllly big, reallly soft light source.

    and ditch the two from behind thing.

    Set one up in front of you camera R, one behind you camera L as the hair/seperation light, and if you really feel the need for a 3rd, bring it right above your head facing down. really low power.

    or use the 3rd to light the background...
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    the focus isn't soft.. it's out
     
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    oof #1
    oof #2
     
  11. Creator

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    This is what I'm talking about! THANK YOU.

    Note I only have one softbox. It has to be placed at a slight angle to the subject (IE cant be straight on since that'd be in frame) so thats going to mean part of the face is not light. So I should be a light through umbrella on the opposite side to fill that in, right? And then put the final behind camera left (Same side as the angled softbox) for a hairlight?
     
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    Jesus christ OT can be dense
     
  13. FusionZ06

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    The focus sucks bro :o

    I know you said they are soft but they look like crap soft. Sorry...
     
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    Actually I think your ears are infocus on the first one :o
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I almost just lost it in real life. Fucking A
     
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    You don't want the whole face to be lit. That would be terrible lighting.

    I'm sure i'm fucking up the quote, and can't remember who said it, but the principle still applies:

    "If you want your subject to be interesting, don't light all of it."

    throwing a softbox real close on an angle to just keep it out of the frame will be perfect. Then use the other one, bare, as your hairlight coming from the opposite angle. The lights should kind of be facing each other, both pointed at you. Does that make sense?

    If you really need the fill light on the other side (I don't think you will), then leave it 2 or so stops darker than your main light, so it just barely opens up the shadows, but leaves the depth.

    If you eliminate every shadow on your face, you're going to look 2 dimensional.
     
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    I dont think either are horrible. I mean it is practice, your not selling them to family.

    the first one seems to have too much light focused on just the side of the face and not much coming across it.

    The second I like, I would just watch cause someone with a jewnose might not like having their nose outlined adn highlighted like that
     
  21. IntheWorks

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    I know the lighting scheme you're trying to accomplish, and it won't work with your set up. Take off the umbrella's on the back lights and move them back behind you more so that they're lighting more of your back than the side of your face. Also, zoom them in so you get a nice tight beam. Then, sit the softbox camera right, or left @ about 45deg(or use one of the umbrella's) high and pointing downward. this will give you a nice rimlight to separate yourself from the background, then the softbox/umbrella will sculpt your face. If the shadow side is to dark, add a reflector to bounce a little light on the shadow side.

    It's one of my go-to lighting schemes. I believe (*)(*) uses it a lot as well.
     
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    I looked at them again after a long night of sleep and they still look really soft and crappy...

    Try again this time get your eyes in focus :)
     
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    :bigthumb::bigthumb:



    Who you calling a jew nose ?! :rofl: :)

    :bowdown: I'll do this tonight
     
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    not you having a jewnose but if you are doing a subject who does and you use this lighting technique, you are going to make them look like snuffalupagus
     

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