proper lighting with reflective jewelry?

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    i had a lady contact me for a photo shoot ... she knows im an amateur and i'd be doing it for free to expand my portfolio ... here is her concept


    im concerned about the proper lighting and the position (angle) i should put the cam? ... what kind of light source do u think i should have? .. softbox? ... 2 slaves lights with umbrella ... flash? ... reflector?


    i would really love to do this project, but im unsure about the lighting conditions :?

    any advice would be appreciated :D
     
  2. bism

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  3. doxx

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    mostlikely you'll face the problem to "blow" out the highlights. Indirect light will be the key. Sure you can use our softbox for this :)) make sure it's not too close to the object. I would place it on one side, more to the front though. Stay away from the strobes with the umbrellas and use the silver reflector (silver veil, remember). Make sure the WB is appropriate for the lightning situation, the light should look neutral/cold for this object

    Is it weird to post to a question of yours, or what :roll:
     
  4. photobug

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    Only if you're both online at the same time. :wink:

    Welcome doxx, look forward to seeing your pics & posts here.

    Jim
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    would that be Mr Dew?!

    haha welcome!

    cool avatar
     
  6. doxx

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    Mr. Dew :lol:
     
  7. metroshane

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    thanks for posting that BISM. Some great info.
     

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