Lighting advice?

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  1. motherlee

    motherlee TPF Noob!

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    I have two lights with umbrellas to use. I seem to be losing her head into the background.

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    Any advice is appreciated!

    Leanne
     
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    Snoot one of the lights and use it as a hair light.

    Love & Bass
     
  3. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And if you have one, use a reflector as fill from the main light since you'll be using the other light as a hair light.
     
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    What exactly does "snoot" mean???? I know... noob question..... but I gotta ask, lol.
     
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    A snoot is a tube that attaches to the front of the light to create a spotlight effect.

    basically, you need a light behind her and to camera right in order to create some light to show the edge of her where she's getting lost in the darkness. You can do this by moving one of your umbrellas, replacing an umbrella with a snoot, using a reflector or even a shoeflash with an optical slave.
     
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    Excellent explanation of a snoot by Tiberius 47. The key of course is placement. I generally go above the head and shoot down to start. Experiment. Also keep in mind you will have to be much more generally if the model is constantly moving.

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    your pic is lacking subject/background separation

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  8. TRod73

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    Sweet... I learned something today, that means it was a good day!!!! lol

    Thanks!!!
     

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