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« on: August 06, 2008, 12:18 »
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I bought some portable lightning equipment for my little sutudio for people. I am still waiting the batteries from ebay, and I have my first photo shooting on 16th August with models, until then I will test and calibrate lightning...... I cant wait to get results.....





(4 flashes for background blow out (2 tall, and 2 short ones), 2 with difusers for direct lightning, and one (Canon) bouncing from the celing. :) All connected with radio or optic triggers.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2008, 12:31 by Peter »


« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 16:28 »
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wow, thats a lotta flashes :)

Posts images when you gettem

« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 22:28 »
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What's with those funky softboxes? They look like pillows!

« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 22:42 »
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cushions for model's head ? 

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 22:56 »
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They help to keep the model from catching on fire from all of the light.  ;)

« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 03:20 »
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What's with those funky softboxes? They look like pillows!
inflatable softbox for hotshoe flashes,which can be found on ebay:)

« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 05:37 »
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yeah, they are inflatible. they are good if global warming melt down polar caps, and big flood happens, so they can save a life by keeping you float. lol

p.s.

I bought all this from e-bay

« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 09:08 »
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First test (this is me)

(with minor photoshop adjustmets of white balance and croping, no isolation needed, it is isolated automaticaly! finaly my nightmares with isolating people are over! :D)


more on this:

http://www.fotoklub.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3379

« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 09:29 »
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really nice!  I can't afford now to buy so many flash lights. 4 just for background... how many were used in the shot?


« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 09:38 »
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7 total.

4 for background, and 3 in front (2 with difusors on left and right side, and one (Canon 430ex) in the middle bouncing from the celing).

« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2008, 09:43 »
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Hey you don't look anything like your avatar!  :D

Nicely done.  Consider moving the subject a bit further from the background or reducing the light output of the background lights just a bit.  There's a little wraparound up by your ear and right shoulder and a little more on your left calf. 

« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2008, 09:47 »
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Yeah I tought of moving the subject about 1 meter more away from background. I will test it some more before I make some real stock photos. :) Today I was just testing is everything working properly. hehe.

« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 09:52 »
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Just curious...

would you mind sharing how much that entire set up cost you?  What brand are the flashes?  I'd like to add more light to my set up, but I don't want the expense of adding more full size studio heads.

« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 10:07 »
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I didnt calculate precisely, but about 500-600$ (flashes, tripods, radio and optic trigers, difusors, batteries (a lot of them!))....

flashes are some "cheap" Chineese crappy units, but they work OK! :D YINYAN is brand name (never heard of it lol)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 10:08 by Peter »

« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 11:58 »
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some further testing with my friend as a model



more on this at:

http://www.fotoklub.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3379&p=27497#p27497

not perfect, but good enough.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2008, 12:09 by Peter »

« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2008, 12:31 »
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looks good.

« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2008, 14:00 »
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you might be interested in this  link from photoshelters school of stock - http://blog.photoshelter.com/school/2008/07/silo.html
and a very good tutorial in that post is - Zack Arias: White Seamless Tutorial - http://www.zarias.com/?p=77

« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2008, 15:42 »
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tnx

« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2008, 10:05 »
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I think I fixed shadows issues:



more on this (page 2):

http://www.fotoklub.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3379&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=10

now to fix backlight wraping problems, and it would be great.

« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2008, 10:49 »
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Peter,

It's all about the light as you have discovered. The cost of proper lighting will be offset by your reduced photoshop worktime and hopefully increased revenue.

I have heard there are some longevity issues with those Ebay units so let us know how things are working.


 

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