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Old 04-18-2010, 07:41 PM
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All the world has but one sun, all the rest is just a big scrim or a big reflector. Keep it simple.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:28 PM
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hi franko60,

when i have enough funds, i'll buy Dead Collins books.

yes, you're right! my experience in studio lighting is too little that made me decide to open a thread to help me gain knowledge from gurus like you guys.

probably i had a mistake buying the strobes first and learn later scenario.

thanks for the lucid recommendations.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:37 PM
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All the world has but one sun, all the rest is just a big scrim or a big reflector. Keep it simple.
thanks for the link... it also helps me a lot, though i been through outdoor using ambient light but it still helps me. right now, i focusing more on studio coz i'm planning to quit being an IT professional.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:52 PM
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Dean Collins Finelight series is available as a downloadable PDF, all 5 series for $49 here. Basically the original art and film was lost, so they re-photographed the series with a hi-res digital camera and released it as a PDF. It's the best $49 worth you'll ever get when it comes to very sophisticated lighting techniques for a wide variety of subjects. You'll learn more from this than pretty much any other book - I did nearly more than 20 years ago and I've made a good living out of it ever since.

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:53 PM
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And the URL for Digital Wedding Forum is http://www.digitalweddingforum.com
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:00 AM
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franko, thanks a lot for the link. i'm so motivated to know that you made a good living in photography with the help of the book you referred to me.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:22 AM
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Small cheap flashguns are exellent as hairlight and efx, as they dont need to be diffused, so their power will function very well. I use a Sigma 500 Super as hairlight and I shoot at about F8-9 and still have to lower the sigma to a 1/8.

I have no big softbox, but use an old room divider ( 3 parts ) with some sheets on. Unusual catchlights in the eyes and big very soft light ( ex http://www.studiobild.com?image_url=imagei17.jpg ) Cheap solutions can work very well.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:40 PM
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Small cheap flashguns are exellent as hairlight and efx, as they dont need to be diffused, so their power will function very well. I use a Sigma 500 Super as hairlight and I shoot at about F8-9 and still have to lower the sigma to a 1/8.

I have no big softbox, but use an old room divider ( 3 parts ) with some sheets on. Unusual catchlights in the eyes and big very soft light ( ex http://www.studiobild.com?image_url=imagei17.jpg ) Cheap solutions can work very well.
hi pellepiano,

right now, i'm using a Canon 430ex flash for the hairlight, same as what you did but i never think of such a brilliant idea using room divider before buying strobes.

i include your idea in my list for future purposes where there's no available studio strobes and large expensive softbox at the shooting location with no electricity.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:22 AM
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I think I may have explained poorly, I use a strobe behind the room divider.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:49 AM
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I think I may have explained poorly, I use a strobe behind the room divider.
thanks for making it more precise.

anyway, the underlying concept is more important.
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