Fashion photography lighting and backdrop - Tips?

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  1. yalan1220

    yalan1220 TPF Noob!

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    I would like to emulate the following fashion images in my studio. Still very new studio lighting and setup. My studio is small so I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following:

    1. What kind of backdrop is being used here. Paper? Color?
    2. I have 2 Hensel lights, will this be enough?
    3. How should I position those lights? A fill and a main?
    4. Not enough money for additional lights, can I get away will NOT having a background and hair light?

    Blumarine - Jeweled-Shoulder Dress - Neiman Marcus

    KAS New York - Toby Floral-Print Shift Dress - Neiman Marcus

    Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)

    You might be able to get a better response to your question in a different section.
     
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    Background paper..try using Thunder Gray seamless paper

    Main light is a large source, probably a 60 inch or larger Octabox, or a large translucent panel with a light shot through it.Fill light could be from a large 42x78 inch white reflector or a large v-card camera left. On the lighter dress, they have fired a light at the upper right hand corner of the background paper, to lighten that up. It looks like on the black dress, they also aimed a gridded light at the center of the background, to cause some fall-off at the top of the paper.

    If your reflector to the left is amply large, you could shoot this with just two lights--a main, and one directed at the background paper.
     
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    since you have 2 light, i would use once main light with a reflector for fill light

    and use the second light to light your background or/and use it as a Hair light.

    i never tryed it but i would try using a bounce back umbrella and light up the background and the model for some hairlight
     

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