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#1 Art

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:39 AM

Mark,

 

You motivated me to take an image with 2 flashes, but I had no models handy, so here is Captain America!

 

My Setup

 

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Note, there is no direct flash.

 

The flash that lights up the front is coming in through a diffuser!

 

The on camera flash is bouncing off a foam core card that reflects light behind him to give him separation and depth.  No reflections, per say.

 

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Sharpened and cropped, no PP work.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:52 AM

Cool Art, always appreciate the info on your setups.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

Nice work, Art.

 

Also, I really appreciate your diagram.

 

True confession time:  thank heavens for work and domestic chores.  Otherwise, I could cheerfully play with this stuff all day!  :)


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:59 PM

Thanks, Mark and Jim, appreciate your comments.

 

I have attached a top down image of the set up for better understanding.  The Diffuser spreads a soft light across the front of the subject.  No harsh glares, even wrap around lighting.  Really important.

 

The bounce flash on the camera reflects off the foam core and lights up the back, giving the subject separation from the background.  So, even though the background is black, you can sill make out a 3D image.


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:57 AM

That black foam core background explains a lot.  Thanks for the update, Art.  :)


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:21 PM

That black foam core background explains a lot.  Thanks for the update, Art.  :)

 

And, he is standing on black foam core board as well.  You can see the seem because it is dark, which is why I opted for the foam core.

 

Basically, foam core sitting flat on the table and another butted up against the edge at the back at 90 degrees.  Nothing fancy.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:27 PM

Thanks for the lesson. This is an area that I am very weak in.  I need to start playing with lighting and still life.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:13 PM

Cliff,

The Flash course I am taking was a HUGE help in breaking the mystery of Flash lighting. I highly recommend the investment if it is available to you! I have learned a lot in a little over a month.

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