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| p.2 #7 · First Try At Studio Lighting |
Peter Figen wrote: I suggested moving both lights to one side an using a fill card on the other, which creates a sense of movement and shape.
Given, the low output of these lights, the close distance to subject and corresponding falloff rate ... it seems to me that trying to have the light travel past the subject (i.e. farther) and reflect (even farther) will be a challenging endeavor to provide meaningful control / variation.
That being said, I'm wondering if a better approach to getting away from the "copy lighting" that Peter is referring to might be to simply vary the distance, i.e. left @ 3 feet, right @ 4 feet, etc. ... in conjunction with varying the orientation, i.e. left @ 45 degrees, right @ 15 degrees, etc.
I think the output of these continuous lights is simply too low to be of the same value using reflective strategy / approach that we are accustomed to seeing with more powerful light sources, i.e. electronic / sun / etc.
The improvement in exposure and color is certainly been a worthy one ... now it becomes modeling & creative use as you progress more, but I'd be surprised if all on one side and reflecting yields good practicality @ control/results with such a low output source. Just something to consider ... looking forward to seeing more.