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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Devon & Maria

Alright, so as I mentioned last time, I'm going to be doing things a little differently this week. Instead of focusing each post on a person, I'm going to focus the post on the lighting set up and include a lighting map.

This week we had two set ups. To begin, I'll start with the simpler of the two.

Here you see that we had two lights, one on a stand in front of the subject with a large soft box, and the other on a boom stand with a large soft box to highlight the hair of the subject. For this set up we had a gray background.

Here are the results of this set up:

There were two major challenges with this set up.
1) The large soft box in front of the subject made it difficult to shoot the subject. All my photos were head shots or upper body shots. Also, the large light made it difficult to get a shot straight on.
2) The initial set up had the light in front on a short stand pointing upwards, however this created dark shadows under the subject's eyes, which obviously, is not flattering. So, we moved the light to a taller stand, however, I found that it didn't completely do away with the rings under the eyes. It was a MAJOR improvement, however if I were to use this set up again, I would tweak it a little more.

:) Roon-bop

1 comment:

Lisa Marie said...

I love that you're keeping track, it means I don't have to!!