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Herman Surkis

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Sentimental-SINtimental wrote:

You can use the same setups for speedlights with umbrellas and beautydishes with adapter.

+100

Light is light.

Feb 04 13 02:40 pm Link

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Hero Foto

Posts: 878

Phoenix, Arizona, US

great looking models in these setups

Feb 04 13 02:40 pm Link

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Emjays Creations

Posts: 29

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

The most fantastic Thread I have ever stumbled upon! smile

Feb 04 13 09:22 pm Link

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PixelNation Retouching

Posts: 73

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Slightly Altered wrote:
Took me a week to read thru all of those! Here's my latest..

http://www.lightlysalted.com.au/randoms/LisaRestricted_Lighting.jpg

http://www.lightlysalted.com.au/randoms/LisaRestricted.jpg

I'm lovin this... Can you share the edit work done on the model?  Has a hint of HDR

Feb 05 13 05:51 am Link

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Herman Surkis

Posts: 9474

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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MiGel

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Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Feb 14 13 02:53 pm Link

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KirstyWiseman

Posts: 48

Wigan, England, United Kingdom

Anthony Hawthorne wrote:
wow....these are some very extravaggent lighting set-ups...looks like I have a lot more equipment to buy..and I need a bigger house/room/studio..etc..

My lighting set up is....Sun on the East....then sun on top...then sun on west...Then dark.

Bloody lol!  A lot.
I much prefer daylight and I have a studio!

Feb 14 13 05:25 pm Link

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Tom Zylla

Posts: 6

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

http://www.abload.de/img/bildschirmfoto2013-03dsujd.png

Mar 05 13 07:45 am Link

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petergau

Posts: 3

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

http://nomethod.net/forumpix/mm/LightingSetup-AliciaA-Beauty.jpg

Mar 14 13 11:12 am Link

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Mister Sifuentes

Posts: 1078

San Antonio, Texas, US

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Jeremy DuBrul

Posts: 240

Chicago, Illinois, US

WOW, some new LIFE needs to be brought to this!

http://www.brieselichttechnik.de/en/fla … rview.html

OK, so go click on a photo:
http://www.brieselichttechnik.de/en/fla … mspot.html

And if you look to the lower right, says photo+draft... Gives you a really NICE schematic for each scene.

May 13 13 07:02 am Link

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PixelNation Retouching

Posts: 73

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Tom Zylla wrote:
http://www.abload.de/img/bildschirmfoto2013-03dsujd.png

I'd like to ask a question about the setup... It is pretty involved but all the action appears to be taking place around the subject & the lights to the left/right... I'd like to know:
1. if the black cardboard is listed to show how you masked/blocked the light coming in from the windows on the left.
2. How much, if any impact would there have been if the natural light had not been affected?
3. What us the distance from those windies & the subject?

I ask because I shot in a small studio using Alien Bee 800s however the room also has the same type bulbs that I use in my digital darkroom.  Those bulbs have no affect on the studio lighting & they are in the ceiling, less than 3 feet away from my subject.

Curious Student

May 13 13 02:17 pm Link

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Ambush Photo

Posts: 21

Portland, Oregon, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130513/18/5191963cebe22.jpg


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130513/18/5191974bb43d6.jpg

May 13 13 06:48 pm Link

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Ambush Photo

Posts: 21

Portland, Oregon, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130513/19/51919b803271f.jpg

May 13 13 07:04 pm Link

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Daniel DeArco

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San Francisco, California, US

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Patrick Shipstad

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Burbank, California, US

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wiktor podsada

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Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Herman Surkis

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Eric Costley

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Temple Hills, Maryland, US

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jerrysEYES

Posts: 434

West Des Moines, Iowa, US

http://www.amazon.com/Light-Science-Mag … 0240812255

understand light, and you won't have to pore over lighting diagrams

Jun 10 13 04:19 pm Link

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Herman Surkis

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Digital Hands

Posts: 928

Milton, Ontario, Canada

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sam dewo

Posts: 6

Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

X-processed FW wrote:
The shot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3978263234_0b535d85db_o.jpg

The setup:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/4005354830_f5b4aebb78_o.jpg

No PP pretty much, in-camera b/w

verry nice

Jul 13 13 08:06 am Link

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Herman Surkis

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Marshall Bradford

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

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petergau

Posts: 3

Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden

http://f.cl.ly/items/220X452L0R311d0H340d/2013-05---Lighting-Setup---Frida-K.jpg

Jul 30 13 05:02 am Link

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sam dewo

Posts: 6

Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

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Digital Hands

Posts: 928

Milton, Ontario, Canada

Need more examples please.

Sep 14 13 01:04 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 35251

Los Angeles, California, US

These are computer graphic simulations using a very accurate renderer.

http://www.digitalartform.com/assets/feather01.jpg
A common approach

http://www.digitalartform.com/assets/feather02.jpg
Flat to the floor

http://www.digitalartform.com/assets/feather03.jpg
Beyond flat. Actually away from the model.

http://www.digitalartform.com/assets/feather04.jpg
Extreme feathering.

...from an old thread I had made:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=744800

Thought it might make a good addition to this thread.

Oct 06 13 09:27 pm Link

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Peter N Photography

Posts: 126

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8269/8699432401_df6cd37f3a_c.jpg

BTS:
Fuji XE-1 with Nikon 50mm with Rainbow Imaging tilt shift adapter
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/8737638066_3400e29df1_c.jpg

Oct 08 13 08:57 pm Link

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Peter N Photography

Posts: 126

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

backlight series...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5130/5310773276_1bdff2e444_z.jpg

BTS:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5289/5305880848_504baf8ee4_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5126/5342452964_5767415cbf_z.jpg

BTS:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5288/5343580021_df05783a3a_z.jpg

current setup with labels:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5227/5612224832_3a061d19dd_z.jpg

Oct 08 13 09:08 pm Link

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Fotojeroen

Posts: 73

Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

petergau wrote:
http://f.cl.ly/items/220X452L0R311d0H340d/2013-05---Lighting-Setup---Frida-K.jpg

Very simple, but beautiful.
What grid did you use?

Oct 09 13 11:50 am Link

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Tom Zylla

Posts: 6

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

PixelNation Retouching wrote:
I'd like to ask a question about the setup... It is pretty involved but all the action appears to be taking place around the subject & the lights to the left/right... I'd like to know:
1. if the black cardboard is listed to show how you masked/blocked the light coming in from the windows on the left.
2. How much, if any impact would there have been if the natural light had not been affected?
3. What us the distance from those windies & the subject?

I ask because I shot in a small studio using Alien Bee 800s however the room also has the same type bulbs that I use in my digital darkroom.  Those bulbs have no affect on the studio lighting & they are in the ceiling, less than 3 feet away from my subject.

Curious Student

Hey,

1. Yes, Cardboard - blocked out the sun
2.  I only want to be absolutely sure that there is no other light than my flashlights. Sunny day... sometimes the sun came thru the windows. Think it wouldn't affected the image exposure too much - but that floor (white) bounced sunlight sometimes wrapping UNCONTROLLED around the models face (affecting the right side ... like a little fill light). And if there is light... i wan't to control it wink
3. 3meters

Best
Tom


Update:
Another reason was, that i blocked it out because i used negativ fill for the right

Oct 31 13 04:01 pm Link

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sam dewo

Posts: 6

Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

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Noah Russell

Posts: 318

Snohomish, Washington, US

Here are the two lighting setups I used for a shoot last Sunday. I own a light meter but don’t use it too often.  I shoot tethered into canon’s software and use the histogram.

I use  brx500s on the background and 600rxs in front.  For the low key shot, the background lights are on full power.  I added a second internal diffuser right in front of the flash tube to reduce the hotspot there.

For high key, the background lights are near minimum power. My studio space is only 10’ wide so I light the background with 80in strip boxes perpendicular to the background. Sometimes I use a black v-flat but the, in these Images I did not.

I use Westcott 84in umbrellas and fotodiox softboxes and beauty dish.  Lenses used were canon’s 70-200mm is II and a canon 50mm 1.2 on  a full frame camera.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131030/04/5270e79b453ed.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131029/01/526f71ca33117.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131030/04/5270e79cabcad.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131029/01/526f71ce64ed6.jpg

Nov 04 13 03:04 pm Link

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Marshall Bradford

Posts: 49

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

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sam dewo

Posts: 6

Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Noah Russell wrote:
Here are the two lighting setups I used for a shoot last Sunday. I own a light meter but don’t use it too often.  I shoot tethered into canon’s software and use the histogram.

I use  brx500s on the background and 600rxs in front.  For the low key shot, the background lights are on full power.  I added a second internal diffuser right in front of the flash tube to reduce the hotspot there.

For high key, the background lights are near minimum power. My studio space is only 10’ wide so I light the background with 80in strip boxes perpendicular to the background. Sometimes I use a black v-flat but the, in these Images I did not.

I use Westcott 84in umbrellas and fotodiox softboxes and beauty dish.  Lenses used were canon’s 70-200mm is II and a canon 50mm 1.2 on  a full frame camera.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131030/04/5270e79b453ed.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131029/01/526f71ca33117.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131030/04/5270e79cabcad.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/131029/01/526f71ce64ed6.jpg

beautiful

Nov 14 13 12:46 pm Link

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Herman Surkis

Posts: 9474

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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-JAY-

Posts: 6729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

A favorite that's growing on me, and among the easiest of all time.

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/backlight_1.jpg

Point a flash at a wall (blog writeup)

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/tori_03.jpg

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