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    I was preparing for a workshop, setting up the studio. My 2.5 years old daughters was playing around, so I've "tested" some of the lighting on them.
    After I looked at the pictures, I was pleased and little surprised by the result, as I did not expect it come up this way.

    Can you guess how many light sources was used on these shots:








    - Enjoy :-)

  • #2
    Those are cute! Impressing snapshots. Reg. photogrphay I'm totally inept.
    But I can only see one light from above and an ambient light.

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    • #3
      You are right:-)

      Originally posted by The Zep View Post
      Those are cute! Impressing snapshots. Reg. photogrphay I'm totally inept.
      But I can only see one light from above and an ambient light.
      Bingo!, here it is:



      Except no ambient light (dark studio), just reflection from a white floor, which made such setup working well for small kids, because of their height: they were close enough to a floor so reflected light filled deep shadows.


      Here some more photos from this set:
      http://www.perfectphotoblog.com/our-...-koloskov/646/

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      • #4
        3?


        errr. NO!
        Last edited by PanToshi; 03-22-2010, 10:36 AM. Reason: so wrong!
        Sketching not only helps you work out good ideas, it helps you get past the bad ones.

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        • #5
          So cute!!
          I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

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          • #6
            Only one;-)

            Was only one, a beauty dish
            Originally posted by PanToshi View Post
            3?


            errr. NO!
            Only one, a beauty dish on top. dish with honeycomb, which made light even more directional. Only becasue floor was so close, same as reflector in front of the model, it worked well:-)

            It was a setup for our workshop, lighting setup explained there:
            http://www.akelstudio.com/blog/2010/...ighting-setup/

            Notice how deep shadows was on model's neck, if such beauty dish used from top without a reflector ..
            When we gave her a book, it filled shadows very well.

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            • #7
              Thank you!

              Originally posted by Audentia View Post
              So cute!!
              Thank you!

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              • #8
                You can tell by the shadow. Only one solid shadow.
                Reminds me of a weird lighting effect we used in theatre. You wash a cyc with a color (usually a midnight blue) then spotlight the actor from the front. His shadow on the back cyc was always the wash color.

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                • #9
                  Agree

                  Originally posted by PrintDriver View Post
                  You can tell by the shadow. Only one solid shadow.
                  Reminds me of a weird lighting effect we used in theatre. You wash a cyc with a color (usually a midnight blue) then spotlight the actor from the front. His shadow on the back cyc was always the wash color.
                  Agree, but.. if I'll use some spot light from the front-side, it won't cast any shadow on a background, but still might have low power to be clearly visible on a subject's face.

                  Like here:


                  can you guess one tiny spot light aiming on her (especially on her left) eyes? Without that spot eyes will be really hidden by hat's shadow..

                  BTW, I looking at the model's eyes , if you have a fig enough photo, will tell you everything about front lighting setup:-) All light sources will have it's own reflection.

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                  • #10
                    Your daughters are adorable!



                    I have no clue about anything regarding lighting though.
                    "It's not that I don't want to trust people. It's that they give me reasons not to." ~ Me

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                    • #11
                      ^^ :-)) Thank you!

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                      • #12
                        Stunning set of images...

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