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Old 12-27-2009, 07:44 PM
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Lighting & Post Help

Hey i was wondering if you guys could help me achieve this look.....

Any help greatly appreciated

What lighting setup is best for shoots were the sun is high in the sky so as to not have a blown out background....wattage etc...


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Old 12-30-2009, 12:29 AM
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Re: Lighting & Post Help

First and foremost, if youre going to do a shot similar to this, have your subject close their legs. The lighting is so flat and blah that your eye is immediatley drawn to her sandy crotch. As far as the lighting, theres a lot of variables. If you want no shadows, then you need direct and even spread light. its up to you if you use reflectors, umbrellas or sbxs. theres really no magic there. you just meter your ambient and match your strobes to that and let it rip. As far as power, you could pull that off with speedlights if they were close enough and go up from there.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:58 PM
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Re: Lighting & Post Help

On the California sunbounce site jou can find a lot of interesting Videos...this with Art Brewer showas how you do this kind of Lighting:
If you want to learn more about lighting look at strobist...
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:25 AM
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Re: Lighting & Post Help

The power needed is dependant on the distance from flash to subject, how dark you want the background and what light modifiers you use.

You can overpower the sun with just a smal camera flash if the distance is short enough. So its very relative.

Here is an example with two undiffused off camera flash. They are real close to be able to compete with the sun. Used a Sigma 10-20 to get as close as possible.
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