high key studio

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by riekertjoubert, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. riekertjoubert

    riekertjoubert TPF Noob!

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    I am new on this forum.... looks like a friendly place to get some advice.

    I have been getting a lot of requests lately for high key family/lifestyle photos and portraits. Up to date I have mostly been using natural light, partly because I love the challenge, and partly because I do not have any lights of my own!

    I am very lucky to have a beachfront garage (6m x 7m) with very good natural light reflecting off the white sand and sea, but I am thinking of converting it into a high key studio. It has a high ceiling, and a long driveway which could be used for standing far away with, say my Sigma 105mm macro (on a Nikon D80).

    Any suggestions on where to start (everything painted white?) and what to get .....

    Would really appreciate any help!!!!

    Rick
     
  2. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Get a couple of cheap flashes and wireless triggers (radio or optical) to use to light the 'whitish' background and Hey-Ho! It might take a little practice to light the background evenly but all you need is a couple or three stops over what you're using on your subjects.
     
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    ...lol
     
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    yeah that to mike. I do mostly boutique photos so I do a ton of high key. I used the sb-28s, cheapo triggers for the back ground and 2 studio lights w/ triggers for the subject. I also use the white board from home depot on the floor.

    This shot shows my setup which is in a tiny (10x13) upstairs bedroom.
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    love the white board from HD idea. I like the shine it leaves on the floor.
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