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Old 04-20-2006, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question I have been thinking about. I see alot of photogs that shoot swimsuit use a scrim outdoors to cut down and diffuse the light. Here is my question: Lets suppose you have a model in the water at the beach..say she is up to her thighs mabe or not...doesnt matter. You have a scrim overhead to diffuse the light and you are bouncing back in some light with a reflector, how do you (or can you) get rid of or reduce the shadow the scrim creates? Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated. Any suggestions on using a scrim outdoors would be helpfull as well.

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assuming the scrim you're using is a silk, it's not really going to create much in the way of shadow, certainly not hard shadows. it's going to soften and diffuse as you pointed out. and if you're also bouncing light in from a reflector, that light should overpower any shadow created by the scrim.
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