On or off camera lighting and things

@Bobby Tingle
THANKS for your insights on LED lights.
First pic- daughter with ‘eerie’ smoke filled box (how did you do that?!- shows your creative muscles are at work. I look forward more.
Thank you!

For the shot with my daughter. The light sticks were in roughly the same position as in the BTS shot. I used the barn doors to focus the light onto the side of her face and the mask. Inside the suitcase I placed the small round R1 in left corner closet to me. Aimed at an angle up at her. Then we used a can of atmosphere aerosol to fill the suitcase with smoke. Having worked with fog/smoke in the past. I can say that the constant LED lights made it much easier to set up the shot.
 
Flashpoint Xplor 300 Pro in a 38" Glow collapsible beauty dish
Flashpoint Xplor 300 Pro in a 10"x24" Glow strip softbox

John has already talked about the 300 Pro and shown how good it is. So I don't need to re hash that. I can second that the 300 Pro is an excellent light. In use, the 300 may be my new favorite light to work with. As a bonus, the modeling light can get decently bright and is color temperature adjustable. So I can use them with my LED lights also.

Once again, my messy living room studio. What I hope people take away from it, is that studio portraits can be pulled off in a small messy space.
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With just the collapsible beauty dish
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DeeJayK

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Seattle, WA, USA
Name
Keith
I haven't read this entire thread, but it appears that no one has mentioned what I consider to be the lighting 'bible' yet - "Light Science and Magic" by Biver, Fuqua, et. al.

This book taught me more about lighting in 4-6 weeks than 50+ years of practical experience. Highly recommended.
Thanks for posting this, John.

My current level of knowledge (practical or otherwise) on the subject of lighting couldn't fill a thimble, and I feel there are times that holds me back from capturing the images I envision.

I recalled you posting this recommendation a while back on the "other" site, but I didn't take action nor bookmark that previous post. A couple times since I've had half a thought of reaching out to you to ask the title, but never did.

I just found a used copy of the 4th edition paperback version for less than $15. I noticed they're now up to the 6th edition as of last year, but I figure the older version will get me most of what I need at a quarter the cost.

- K
 

CraigC

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Location
Toronto, Canada
Name
Craig
I haven't read this entire thread, but it appears that no one has mentioned what I consider to be the lighting 'bible' yet - "Light Science and Magic" by Biver, Fuqua, et. al.

This book taught me more about lighting in 4-6 weeks than 50+ years of practical experience. Highly recommended.

Agreed. Own it and learned a lot from that book. Thanks for mentioning it - about time for me to do another read. Always find something “new” to put into practice.
 

wee-pics

Legend
Location
Germany
Name
Walter
When I looked at this fantastic shot with the impressive pose of the winner the first thing I saw was the port. And memories surged up. I had it almost at the same place in 2005. Like him I won the battle and it's exactly 17 years this month that I'm enjoying life like reborn.
 
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