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Old 12-12-2008, 10:46 PM
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Newbie Lighting Question

Hi all!

I am an on location photographer, with no experience using studio lighting at all. I am getting some cheap lights to play with for Christmas, and I was wondering, how would one achieve lighting similar to his:

http://www.careyhess.com/

I love how he lights them so well, it really pulls the subject from the background.

Any tips would be great! Thanks all!
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:45 AM
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Re: Lighting Question

I'm not sure how the photographer did that, but here are two links to people that explain the "do's and don'ts" of studio lighting much better than me.

Hopefully you'll find some useful ideas here:

General studio lighting tips
http://strobist.blogspot.com/

High key photography
http://lumitouch.com/benstudiotutorial/benji9.html


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Old 12-14-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: Lighting Question

Thanks!
I have visited to the the strobist blogspot and i love it. Some great tips there! I 'll have to check the other one out as well. Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:35 PM
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Re: Lighting Question

Looks to be at least the 3 light set up(two LARGE soft box's and one ring light). but different in each shot

You can tell from the shadowing. Look at one of the legs, you will see a hi and low shadow. So that means you have a light from above and below. Then the third light is a ring light to fill in the shadows. In book one picture one, you see a HUGE softbox.

Another thing, in looking at the shadows, they look VERY perfect. This shows that there is allot of D&B to make things pop. Most of the pictures have a bright center of the object (face, breast, arm, etc.) and dark outer making them look 3D.

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I love how he lights them so well, it really pulls the subject from the background.
The shadow halo separates the subject from the background.

Hope this helps
-Keven
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:37 PM
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Re: Lighting Question

I have much to learn on lighting! Thanks so much!
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:50 PM
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Re: Lighting Question

There are many types of lighting in those images.

Most significant on some is the use of a ring flash. That makes the shadows contour the object.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:57 PM
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strobist strobist strobist my best bit of tip for any one learning off camera is go to strobist read lighting 101 and 102 then try and re read it
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:21 PM
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Re: Lighting Question

In addition to the things others have pointed out I would say reflectors and assistants may have been used as well. :-)
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