learning to use soft boxes and light meter

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  1. deb

    deb TPF Noob!

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    Well, I finally got some soft boxes, and after much ado, the correct speed rings for my strobes. I have the light meter. I've learned the mechanics of setting up the light boxes and reading the light meter.

    I tooks a few shots. Luckily, after his open heart surgery (as in sewing up the seam where the stuffing was coming out), Mr. Lion was a willing model. Let me know what you think I should do differently.

    These shots are made with the two softboxes about 3 feet from Mr. Lion. The one on camera right is full power at the head, the one on camera left is stopped down one stop, the power level at the capacitor is about 25%.

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    hahaha you see... I used to do the same when I don't have a model :) my teddy is playing as a model :) but what are softboxes? It this the texture? if so... the background is very nice... great to portraits
     
  3. deb

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    Softboxes are diffusers for strobes. Here are a couple of pictures

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    Wow. I think I gotta get me some of them soft box thingies... and stobes.. and
     

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