Can you think of 2 practice problems with 2 strobes?

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  1. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    You want to learn studio portrait photography. You have two sharp light sources which you can position off camera.

    What exercises would you do?
    Have you seen any good photos done with that setup?
     
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    you might want to browse FredMiranda's studio lighting section of their forum, they have some great resources there, even one thread specifically for people to post pictures of various lighting setups.
     
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    bouncing them off other things like umbrellas and reflecters, using one to light the backdrop, creating or getting rid of shodows on face etc...... im quite new to portrait shots but there just some ideas that come to mind...
     
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    When my mentor learnt photography, he was told by his photographer to take 2,000 shots of a chair on a table with the two flash heads at pretty much every position and distance permutation imaginable. He then had to hand develop and print them all and do a card describing each one's original lighting position. Once he had his portfolio of these images he didn't need to ask any lighting questions again.

    Bit of a laborious route, but that's the way things were taught in the good old days! He can still compose the most amazing lighting effects with just two flash guns!

    Rob
     

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