Thanks everyone for the comments. I didn't expect such a response from a non-female 'glamour' post [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Kellyg. I'll gladly let you hold the reflectors on our next shoot (this saturday) if you wouldn't mind stepping in front of the lens from time to time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
David, sydastarkyle was right. I did mention this in the thread about 'pros never using HD lighting'. I find using them is a refreshing change from always using studio strobes, and it seems to have re-fueled my creative juices. And they are very easy and convenient to work with.
#2, #3, and #4th are all hot lights, #1 is strobe. Here are more details.
#1. I used a strobe with a beauty dish just off camera view above and to the right. The silver panels acted as a background and a reflector.
#2. I used a 500w tungsten 3200K light shoting through a cookie to create the molted lighting pattern. There was also a lone work light hanging from the right wall slightly above and creating the highlighs on his arms, chest, and face.
#3. A 250w hot light shooting through a diffuser on the left, and for the background there was a 500w hitting the background. I used cinefoil to give the background light shape.
#4. The same lighting as in #2, but his positon was moved more forward in the set.