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Soft Frost, who\'s got it? who uses it? and other questions..
Old 01-14-2005, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to all at GG, I'm not really new here, as I have lurked and learned for some time now, but this is only my 2nd post. (I did put a picture in "shut up" to see if it spoke to anyone [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]) anyway I'm a firefigher/paramedic in Sherman, TX and lookin' forward to retirement in a couple more years.
Been doing some photography for about a year now and here's the question...

I'm scheduled to do some maternity shots in the near future, I have some 500 watt work lights, and two 110ws strobes w/umbrellas, no soft boxes. I think I would like to construct something similar to the tinker tubes free standing panel and use my hot lights. I really like Heather Rivlin's stuff if your familiar and would like to do something similar.
Soft Frost is mentioned for the shoot thru material, but I'm not really sure what it is and where to get it. If I make a free standing panel would I need to close it in (like a soft box). Is there another material that I could use?
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Re: Soft Frost, who\'s got it? who uses it? and other questions..
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Softfrost is sold by Rosco. I use rip stop nylon from a fabric store on my frames. Calumet also sells fabric panels for their frames at a pretty good price.
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P.S. Glad to see you posting. Lets see the results from your upcomming shoot.
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Re: Soft Frost, who\'s got it? who uses it? and other questions..
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I agree with the white Rip Stop nylon. Joann's Fabric sells it. It's at least 8' wide so you'll have versatility using it. Something as simple as hanging it from the ceiling and shooting thru........make a PVC frame or simple stretch between to uprights using clamps.

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Re: Soft Frost, who\'s got it? who uses it? and other questions..
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Thanks for the tips guys. I went to Joann's but they are not carrying the white rip stop anymore (at least the store here). I got some other sheer stuff from the sale table. I'm gonna try shooting thru it, but it will prolly be a drape or background. I have a fake satin waterbed sheet that works, but it is pretty thick and kills alot of the light...
Oh well, still in search.


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Re: Soft Frost, who\'s got it? who uses it? and other questions..
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It'd be better to master the use of your umbrellas first. It's hard to tell if you've done that because you don't have any pictures posted here and don't have a link to a web site.

You can get excellent pictures using umbrellas and the light will be softer than using panels. It will also be more directional.

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Hey Paul,
Your right, hard to help a guy when you don't really know where he's at now...
I don't know about mastering my umbrellas and strobes, you tell me. How am I doin'? Really, I'd like to know what ya think.
I'll try to dig up some others soon.
I was thinking I would get a softer light with the panels, umm. Also, just trying something different for a change.







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