Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-19-2007, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member GG#: 56724
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 27
Comments: 0

dighost is offline IP: 75.72.82.82
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Last week I started a thread on how my home depot light might work with a different light source. Now that I have had a chance to play around with the light-- I can't help but notice the strong reflections from the fluorescent tubes in my models...er.. girlfriends eyes. I have tried seating her within a few feet of the light-- too strong. Then If I move her away several feet, the light dropoff is dramatic enough that it becomes ineffective.

If anyone is using this setup, do you diffuse the lights with anything? Is there something I can do to make the setup work better? I am using GE daylight 6500k bulbs...

Thanks!
  View Public Profile Send a private message to dighost Find More Posts by dighost
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-19-2007, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 36117
Location: Hiram
Posts: 141
Comments: 0

C_J_Samples is offline IP: 69.241.10.159
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Well, it wasn't RG's home depot lights. Someone else who use to post here often was the one who made a nice living with hot lights.
Yes, a diffusion material would kill the odd catch lights in the eyes and give it a softer look. It will also make the light source bigger so it will soften the edges of the light and also help it to wrap around the model. I don't have time to dig thru the archive, but you can achieve some nice effects with them with some practice.

Chris
  View Public Profile Send a private message to C_J_Samples Visit C_J_Samples's homepage! Find More Posts by C_J_Samples
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-19-2007, 02:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 76.186.138.153
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

This is the light setup that RG has used at some of his workshop:


This is a typical shot with this kind of setup and as you can see you get the ring around the pupil type catchlight.

Click for larger version
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question... 

Click for larger version
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question... 

Usually when people use this type of lighting, they are looking for those kinds of catchlights. In recent years many cover shots on various magazines have used this type of lighting and with those kinds of catchlights.

Keep in mind, that since there are 4 banks of light, and each light has two bulbs, it is possible to turn off any bank and even in some cases to turn off one bulb, but not with the cheaper units.

Here is another example:

Click for larger version
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question... 

Model's are Kami, Lindsey and Emilia.

I like the effect the light has, but it takes getting used to. Model's seem to like it also (and many glamour magazine editors obviously like it). You shoot what sells.

Cheers,
rfs
__________________

"The map is not the Territory"
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-20-2007, 12:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member GG#: 56724
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 27
Comments: 0

dighost is offline IP: 75.72.82.82
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Great replies, thank you!!! I was discouraged at first when I first tried the lights (catchlights were too strong)... but after seeing the results that others have had, I am pretty excited.

I hope to have some photos up soon-- and I can only hope they are half as good as what is posted here
  View Public Profile Send a private message to dighost Find More Posts by dighost
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-20-2007, 06:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Free Member

 
bratsscrappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Member GG#: 54463
Location: Kingsland
Posts: 115
Comments: 0
Send a message via MSN to bratsscrappy

bratsscrappy is offline IP: 148.177.1.219
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I will be RGs workshop next week in Ocala and if I am not overwhelmed, I will try to get some more specs on this rig. looks like a great concept.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to bratsscrappy Visit bratsscrappy's homepage! Find More Posts by bratsscrappy
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-25-2007, 10:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
Free Member

 
aeubank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member GG#: 56757
Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC
Posts: 3
Comments: 0

aeubank is offline IP: 152.2.202.92
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Guys.

I'm a little new to this forum. Does anyone have a link to the thread for the Home Depot lighting.

I like the pictures it produces.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to aeubank Find More Posts by aeubank
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-25-2007, 11:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 76.186.138.153
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

There have been many threads on the subject. But the photos I posted above of what the unit looks like should pretty much tell you most of what you need to know. Here is another link to a thread which shows another way to construct the unit

http://www.glamour1.com/forums/main-...ing#post234215

Keep in mind that you want to use daylight balanced bulbs. Each shop light unit is 48" long and has two bulbs, so you are using a total of 8 bulbs for 320 watts of power.

Cheers,
rfs
__________________

"The map is not the Territory"
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-30-2007, 12:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Member GG#: 51993
Location: inverness
Posts: 20
Comments: 0

Gosia is offline IP: 65.35.68.107
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I just was at RG workshop, he was going over this type of set up.
Rolando also said that the bulb HAS TO BE 5000K, take it out of the box in the store and make sure that the bulb has a stamp on it w/ 5000K...
Gosia
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Gosia Find More Posts by Gosia
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-30-2007, 02:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 36117
Location: Hiram
Posts: 141
Comments: 0

C_J_Samples is offline IP: 24.98.200.21
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

If you do a custom white balance, you can shoot under any K bulb.

Chris
  View Public Profile Send a private message to C_J_Samples Visit C_J_Samples's homepage! Find More Posts by C_J_Samples
 
Re: RG's "Home Depot" light question...
Old 01-30-2007, 09:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
n5wd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Member GG#: 37369
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 636
Comments: 0

n5wd is offline IP: 68.113.221.108
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Quote:
Originally Posted by C_J_Samples View Post
If you do a custom white balance, you can shoot under any K bulb.

Chris
While you CAN shoot without color-balancing it at all, you'll find that the non-daylight balanced fluorescent tubes have an unhealthy amount of green light that is not neutralized when you do a custom white balance. Even the daylight balanced tubes have a bit of green in the light spectrum, but it's easily corrected for in PS.

__________________
Wayne
RWD Photography
  View Public Profile Send a private message to n5wd Visit n5wd's homepage! Find More Posts by n5wd
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Ring(ing) Endorsement! Part I AND Part II Fish Main Community Forum 17 05-29-2007 06:26 PM
Glam lighting vs: Portrait lighting? nakins Tech Talk Forum 5 11-28-2006 11:53 AM
Minimum Strobes/Monolights power needed? RHWeiner Main Community Forum 11 11-27-2006 03:09 PM
technical question about soft light. j4m3z Tech Talk Forum 4 03-17-2005 06:17 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93