Ultimate Lighting Tips and Studio Set-UP Thread

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    Please post all of your best lighting tips or pictures of your studio here! Tips from real photographers help so much when you are trying to learn.

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    Three halogen 1500W floods with theatre blue gel mask mounted on heavy duty G-clamps. DJ lighting T-bar. Big old sheet stained grey with Woolworths dye, tripod, imagination.

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    Thanks...guess this won't be the ultimate anything...lol.
     
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    Heh. I don't use a studio. The majority of my stuff is window light if taken indoors, though I own a couple of cheap lights. I might use foam core as a reflector and a translucent white shower curtain as a diffuser or reflector if I'm not doing candids.

    My mind works a lot better as an observer rather than a planner, so I tend to work by observing the light and using or modifying what's there rather than setting something up. I have a hard time coming up with something from scratch that looks natural enough to be pleasing to my eye.
     
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    The idea is to light the subject the way that you perceive it. Some shots may require harsh light. Some are better super soft.

    Personally I start with a bounce or soffbox as a main. Position that until the shadows are agreeable. Then I bounce a light off the ceiling to open said shadows. Also like to have a lot of reflectors.
     

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