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Old 02-05-2009, 10:08 PM
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soft look

Hi all,

Just curious what you would do to achieve the following look. I would put two strobes behind the subject at 45 deg left and right, and a big V card in front of the subject.

http://flickr.com/photos/zemotion/25...7604347468151/
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:09 AM
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Re: soft look

Sounds about right, as its not rim lighting, there are bairly any hilights on the edges so it its just a big over exposure with some sort of front fill.

If you look in her eyes you can see a reflector facing up at her.

Nice picture,
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:07 AM
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Re: soft look

Lovely photo and pose, but whats a v-card, pardon my ignorance lol
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:15 AM
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Re: soft look

A V card is a reflector, probably made out of foam core, that is shaped like a V. you set the tips of the V in between the camera that shoots through it.

Without it, all you would get in a ring of light and a dark subject. V card bounces light back into the subject.

Hope it helps,
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:29 AM
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Re: soft look

Aha!... thanks for that Keven, something else to invest in or probably even make...
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:35 AM
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Re: soft look

I would shoot a normal Good exposure then In Post.. add one or two solid white softlight layers on top and mask to suit
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:22 PM
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Re: soft look

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Aha!... thanks for that Keven, something else to invest in or probably even make...
Gary
Making one would cost about $4 here for a big piece of foam core (I forgot to say that it is the white foam and not the black or colored). Never seen them sold... but their designed to get smooth even lighting that is parallel to the camera instead of from below or above.


Lesson: What reflector color do I need?

White: Reflects = light back into the subject, varied fill by distance
Silver: Reflects more light into a subject, and ad's more contrast
Black: Subtracts light from the subject, making subject darker in the shadows

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Olbaldy, I like that you did here. It comes close, probably with a higher resolution it will get even closer.

-Keven
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