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Re: Lighting Opinions Wanted
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2008, 09:04:01 AM »
It's funny that you mention that because I hadn't reset the exposure compensation back to what I had been using earlier.

Here's +0.7 and +1.0 respectively.  I assume this is essentially the same effect you're looking for by lengthening the exposure?


I think you've got it with the +1.0 version, looks good.  You'd have no problems getting into NSR with that photo quality.
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Re: Lighting Opinions Wanted
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2008, 12:54:04 PM »
Here are a couple of the shots I've taken:

The album and other photos can be found HERE

The Big Boy shots were multiple shots taken at different focal lengths and stitched together in Helicon focus. I use an cheap setup that looks like this:

Not pictured is a third painters light that I use to highlight directly on top of and slightly in front of the model. So I bought the cheapy painter lights from Home Depot and painted the insides Krylon white. The light bulbs are daylight corrected compact fluorescents. The background circ is just a piece of white cardstock.

As far as exposures go, I use the exposure compensation in the camera (the +/- settings on most camera's) and adjust them higher to burn out the backgrounds as much as I can without burning out detail in the model itself. After that I make adjustments in Photoshop and burn and dodge areas manually and apply a bit of sharpening. I also manually set the ISO to 100 to make sure the camera doesn't try to compensate via ISO for longer exposure times (high ISO produces a lot more noise depending on the camera).

For larger models I use this setup... :)

Feel free to fire off questions if you have them.