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tolyD
Registered: Feb 18, 2011
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Question about photobooth, with two 40in pop-up softbox umbrellas, how many people can I comfortably shoot against the backdrop?



spink
Registered: Jul 24, 2004
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More than you're going to see. I assume cross lighting?



tolyD
Registered: Feb 18, 2011
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spink wrote:
More than you're going to see. I assume cross lighting?
Yes simple cross lightning, So is this ideal for this or I need bigger umbrellas?



cordellwillis
Registered: Aug 24, 2004
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This will be a small space so you will be fine.



MattSepeta
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I always used big shoot through umbrellas cross lit.



spink
Registered: Jul 24, 2004
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It really depends on what you're trying to achieve. cross lighting with two small to medium umbrellas is safe (shadows) and easy. I've worked with 1 60" and that was great too. The last one I did, I used a medium softbox with a grid but I did have to watch shadows.

softbox + grid
http://brawns.ca/forumpics/fm/_MG_6241.jpg
http://brawns.ca/personal/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/031.jpg

60"
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/39495_454358406092_4705138_n.jpg



derbarrett
Registered: Jun 29, 2011
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One 40in umbrella should be more than enough.... that is what I use and I have never had an issue with 8-12 people



BigIronCruiser
Registered: Apr 07, 2009
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spink wrote:

60"
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/39495_454358406092_4705138_n.jpg

Off topic, but I see photographers (amateur's and pro's) leaning back like this all the time when shooting, and I've never figured out why. You wouldn't catch a sniper holding a rifle like that. Just sayin...



joosay
Registered: May 19, 2009
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BigIronCruiser wrote:
spink wrote:

60"
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/39495_454358406092_4705138_n.jpg

Off topic, but I see photographers (amateur's and pro's) leaning back like this all the time when shooting, and I've never figured out why. You wouldn't catch a sniper holding a rifle like that. Just sayin...


Last I checked we are photographers and not snipers - just saying! Anyway, I tend to do this subconsciously for who knows what reasons. Crowded reception and don't want to accidentally step on someone's feet by stepping back? Too busy trying to compose a shot with my face glued to the camera to think and physically take a step back when all I need is that little bit of lean back to get it just the way I need the shot to be?



spink
Registered: Jul 24, 2004
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joosay wrote:
BigIronCruiser wrote:
spink wrote:

60"
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/39495_454358406092_4705138_n.jpg

Off topic, but I see photographers (amateur's and pro's) leaning back like this all the time when shooting, and I've never figured out why. You wouldn't catch a sniper holding a rifle like that. Just sayin...


Last I checked we are photographers and not snipers - just saying! Anyway, I tend to do this subconsciously for who knows what reasons. Crowded reception and don't want to accidentally step on someone's feet by stepping back? Too busy trying to compose a shot with my face glued to the camera to think and physically take a step back when all I need is that little bit of lean back to get it just the way I need the shot to be?


FWIW, this is not me in this photo, it's my old assistant.

I caught myself doing this same type of pose earlier this year. I pointed it out to my wife (my newer assistant). I told her I'm calling it "the photographers thrust". When I realized I was doing it, I was "fine tuning" a shot through a bush.



Ian Ivey
Registered: Mar 21, 2011
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"fine tuning" a shot through a bush.

Are we still talking about photography?



lilyphoto
Registered: Apr 21, 2011
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Ian Ivey wrote:
"fine tuning" a shot through a bush.

Are we still talking about photography?


Thanks for the laugh :-)



spink
Registered: Jul 24, 2004
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maybe?