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Hannah - 3 light sources
Old 10-28-2009, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Three light sources. Same subject, same day.

A silver reflector.


A strobe with a brolly box.


Natural light.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice. I think Ilike #3 the best.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am a natural light type of guy myself. #3 is about as close to perfect natural lighting as you can get. Complete subdued sunlight.

I am working on using a very small amount of strobe, just to give some highlights to the eyes, but it has to be very weak, otherwise you loose the effect of natural light.

Years ago the late Leon Kennamer used to give this advice. ..."walk to the first tree in the forest and that is where you shoot. He also used silver, or gold reflectors to bounce light, and black to subtract the light. Might be a small gold reflector would have added a bit of punch to the eyes,, not sure... but nicely done on #3.

.edit.. The reflector, if used on #3, might be directly over the camera, I would think.
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I am a natural light type of guy myself. #3 is about as close to perfect natural lighting as you can get. Complete subdued sunlight.

I am working on using a very small amount of strobe, just to give some highlights to the eyes, but it has to be very weak, otherwise you loose the effect of natural light.

Years ago the late Leon Kennamer used to give this advice. ..."walk to the first tree in the forest and that is where you shoot. He also used silver, or gold reflectors to bounce light, and black to subtract the light. Might be a small gold reflector would have added a bit of punch to the eyes,, not sure... but nicely done on #3.

.edit.. The reflector, if used on #3, might be directly over the camera, I would think.
By the time fill flash or a little bit of strobe or even a reflector is used, it stops being all natural light which is why I chose not to use any of those things on image number 3. This series was done to show what can be done with three very different light setups under certain conditions. Obviously natural light on #1 would not have worked with the sun being so bright at her back. Natural light could have worked on #2 but chose to add the strobe during that part of the shoot to control how bright or how dark the background could be in comparison to the subject. The strobe could have been used on #3 but that would have taken away the purpose of what I was showing and titled it as 3 light sources.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The strobe could have been used on #3 but that would have taken away the purpose of what I was showing and titled it as 3 light sources.
Gotcha.. I didn't realize it was for demonstration purposes.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gotcha.. I didn't realize it was for demonstration purposes.
Yeah, there are several people that live in this area that know me that are getting into photography that want to know how some of the photos are lit. I kept that in mind during this shoot with Hannah so that the images could be shown to them and explain how they were done. Figured there might be some newbies on websites like this one that might want to know also.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you did a great job of getting comparison shots for people to study and learn from.
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Though I do not live in your area, I do appreciate when you shed light on your illumination of a subject. Appreciate the extra time and effort to share the information. I also prefer image #3. Nicely done. Have a great day.
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great post! love #3
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#3, Natural light for the win. I also like #1. #2 looks flat and the strobe overpowered the excellent specular highlight of her hair that available light provided.
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