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Posted by Dan Howell (from 18.104.22.168) at 7:57am on 5/9/10
I pulled up some images of Michelle from my workshop at the recent AZ Shootout. For those that didn't make it,
the topic was multiple lights in a set up. We defined the different categories of lighting as: Main Light,
Separation Light, and Background Light. In the past I have focused on the main light and balancing main lighting
to available light. This time I wanted to show a serviceable 3-light set up that is often a good starting point when
you are struggling with a glamour shoot.
In this shot, I used a Large softbox on camera right as main light. This gives her a soft sidelight
(with a little of the Rembrandt effect we talked about). The separation light, a Medium softbox, is on camera left
and behind her aiming roughly at the main light, basically forming a line from Separation light to Model to
Main light which gives the highlights that define her jawline, shoulders and abs in the shot. The
background light is an open reflector aimed at the sculpture behind her at roughly the same exposure
as the main which preserves the color in the scene which otherwise would have been considerably darker.
Give me a shout if you want more information about the set-up.
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