Trying to take control of my light.

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  1. Dubious Drewski

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    So I'm starting to experiment with constructing my own light for shots.



    That's me, reading the fantastic book "The moment it Clicks" by Joe McNally. Inspired by his
    rough and dirty, but oh-so-elegant on-location seat-of-your-pants shooting style, I set up some
    lights of my own for a quick shot. There's a honeycombed strobe to the left with orange gel and a
    bare flashgun on the floor to the right behind the bag. I then dragged the shutter for 1 second
    to get that lovely fill.

    What I'm curious about is how natural this lighting looks to you. (The shadow from the strobe
    isn't that noticeable, I don't think. Though now that I pointed it out to you...)
     
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    Just a little warm. If it was slightly cooler, i would have never guessed.
     
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    I suppose I should clarify; I want believable, but enhanced lighting. Like it's on the edge of realism, but tipping towards the surreal. I also used the orange to make myself stick out from the blue walls, the way Joe did here with some mimes:

    (Not mine)
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    (not mine)

    Though I guess I am a little bit too pumpkin-like in mine.
     
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    Alright, if that wasn't interesting enough, how about this one?

    [​IMG]

    See it bigger here.


    You want more? Huh?
     
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    first one is a little on the warm side, but i would believe it, seconds alright, last one has some nice pp done to it
    yes i want more :p
     
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    The last one! The first is good but the last, Wow
    Judge Sharpe
     
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    Thank you. Heh. You guys are damned hard to please.
     
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    very interesting :p
    i love your pp work with the sort of smudge/stretch effect
     

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