Studio Lighting – Main Light

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    • #89876
      Richard Wood
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      I have just received some cool studio lights and are using them to study the effect this has on my head. I have been looking at full and ¾ positions and thought I’d share them with you before I add a fill light. So here goes

    • #90080
      Richard Wood
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      Here are the same photos with the fill light added

    • #90089
      Mike Dean
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      Wow Richard @camerasinger, how do you manage to keep your expression the same in every photo?! Such a professional.
      In all seriousness I like what you are trying here. And the models head is a great idea as it gives you such great consistency to compare. What plans do you have for your new flash kit?
      I have a two lamp set that I play with occasionally (it’s such a massive hassle to get them out and set up!). You might have seen this last year when I posted it originally, but it was an interesting experiment for me at least.
      It’s a single lamp with 40″ softbox moved around me to see how it changed the shape of my face (for both the better and worse).

      Chasing shadows

    • #92743
      Richard Wood
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      Here’s one of a real person…

    • #92745
      Richard Wood
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      Of course, sometimes window light is all you need…

    • #92747
      Richard Wood
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      Of course there is always a profile shot…

    • #92805
      Mike Dean
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      You’ve got a nice catch light in the eyes Richard @camerasinger… It’s so frustrating when it’s missing. Eyes look much flatter if it’s not there. I’ve never shot portraits with natural light.

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