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First Black Guy...
Old 01-31-2005, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You will see more of Willie... We shot for the first time today and our 45min. session went well....
Any opinion on how to light him would be great...

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Old 01-31-2005, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A good start. I would add a light to seperate him from the background. be it light the background or a hair light. Also I would open up the f stop by 1/2 or 1 stop compared to what it meters. This would not make him so dark. Just some suggestions. Another thing you could do is use a lighter background.
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First shot has the better cropping, but the second shot is better lit. Both would benefit from better background seperation. I think the exposure is a little off on the first, but looks much better on the second.


This shot could also have benefited a bit from a brigher background light, but the fair skin and blond hair just naturally work better against a dark background and don't need as much background light.

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Re: First Black Guy...
Old 02-02-2005, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What I have found when shooting dark skinned people, is that opening up 1/2 a stop more than I would with a light skinned person gives me the highlights and darks that look most appealing to me. Of course, white backgrounds can always help with that distinct seperation/contrast. Having said all that, he's really very attractive, and I enjoyed looking at your images of him.

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Old 02-02-2005, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey guys... Thanks for your input on my images....
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You did a good job on the lighting but I'd have used a different color background. I definitely disagree with those that said you have to over-expose for black people.

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Different background would probably be easier.

I think you need some rim lighting on him from behind if you are going to use black as a background.

Just an observation from your images. The face is exposed perfectly.

Very nice images!

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Old 02-02-2005, 06:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The only problem I have when adding my light to his back was it blowing out too much... I have 6 slots on my power pack.. 2-400 2-800 - 2-1200


I was using the 800 slots for my 2 main lights... If I use the 1200 it blows way out and I had one light in the 400 slot aimed at his jacket... I should have had it up a little more... but even at 400 on his skin it looked too strong...
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