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Old 02-18-2007, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just trying to get the consensus on this general question...

When working in the studio with say, strobe lights, do you keep all the room lights on while working-- or do you dim the lights down and work in near darkness? The reason I ask is that I have seen shoots where the room lights are left on-- and others where there is hardly any lighting. I know this is a basic question, but was just wondering.

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Old 02-18-2007, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I shoot with only the modeling lights from the strobes for one primary reason. So I can see the modeling lights.
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You can shoot with all the lights on as long as your strobes aren't overpowered by them. It is good to turn them down so that u can see the modeling lights on your subject. I use the Sekonic 358 light meter that gives you a reading of other lighting as well as strobes so u can tell if the strobes are being affected and how much they are.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You need to see the effect the modeling lights are having or it can be hit and miss with the results... So as long as you can see the effect they are having it doesn't really matter, but I prefer them off...
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Overhead lights off. Always.
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house lights in the studio will be overcome by the strobes. but, as others mentioned, house lights will probably overcome the modeling lights or reduce their effectiveness. if the modeling lights don't provide enough illumination to focus, you might have to use some other light source to help you out but keep it dim. you also probly want enough light in the studio so the model's pupils don't overly dilate.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the excellent tips-- and feedback to my question!
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i leave all my modelling lights on .. main lights off .. so i can see shadows from modelling lamps (plus the model cant see me making funny face's at them behind the softbox LOL )
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