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Old 12-01-2008, 01:36 PM
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Dramatic Lighting Setups for Portaiture

Well I tried searching, didn't find what I was looking for, so now I am making a thread

What I am trying to locate is a compilation of lighting setups... maybe some examples of greenberg, hill, rembrandt, etc...

Thanks for your time in reading and I hope this helps someone else.

Oh btw, I am trying to *rig* together some home made lighting... anyone have any ideas? Maybe some homemade flour. stands? Normal bulbs? Halogen light bulbs?
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:52 PM
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Re: Dramatic Lighting Setups for Portaiture

Okay, let me ask it like this....

Has anyone tried using normal light bulbs...halogen, normal, etc... for portrait lighting??
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:44 PM
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Re: Dramatic Lighting Setups for Portaiture

Strobist Learn How to Light - Lighting 101.

Lighting 102: Introduction

the Strobist Group on Flickr (A lot of people in this group put up lighting diagrams for their particular shots)

Hope this helps
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:39 AM
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Re: Dramatic Lighting Setups for Portaiture

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Okay, let me ask it like this....

Has anyone tried using normal light bulbs...halogen, normal, etc... for portrait lighting??
Of course you CAN use normal light bulbs in portraiture, or halogen but there are many many problems. With normal light bulbs it would take 50 or 75 of them to be bright enough to use ISO 100 and a decent shutter speed. You would want to use ISO 100 so you would not have a noise problem and you need a fast shutter speed to freeze any movement of the subjects. Halogen is a little bit better, but one major problem with them is HEAT. They get extremely hot, hot enough to burn little fingers of your client's children quickly. And hot enough to set afire anything even remotely close to them. That is why portraitists use flash.

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:31 AM
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Re: Dramatic Lighting Setups for Portaiture

I agree, if you are going to be shooting people, then flash/strobe lighting is the way to go.

Here is an excerpt from a link I'll give you...
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you don't learn portrait lighting by knowing where to position your lights. First, you must learn to recognize the various patterns of portrait lighting. Then, you learn to position your lights where needed to obtain the desired patterns.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:43 PM
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Re: Dramatic Lighting Setups for Portaiture

Here is another interesting source of "how to" studio lighting:

http://uk.fotopunto.com/articulo-exp...ing-schemes_60


If you ever need to explain to someone and/or document your lighting setup, try this very cool flash application:

http://www.sdgphoto.com/lightingstudio/
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