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In this digital photography tutorial we take a look at the camera and lighting set up.
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Camera and Lighting Set Up
Right then, we have this little diagram on the screen. It’s not very good and bright but it’s best not to do short noises. I just want to explain a little bit about how the camera lighting set up for this picture.
Okay, so in the center here, we have a camera on tripod and that’s pretty well, well described there and to the right is my main light, these are main lights. These are all flash heads. The run of paths but I’ll put into the main a little longer along extensionally bringing into the studio. If you look at the picture, it is two those probably just to the side here and this was a field next to the studio so we run our main lights here. This light here was a main light. This was shot through a white umbrella giving us kind of quite fairly harsh light but also with a, shade into the umbrella, just kind of diffuses the light a little but he’s going to do it too soft. He wants a bit of muddling the girls.
And this light here was another head with a soft box on it and that provided just some fill in lights so we didn’t wanted to go too dark on this side of the girls on here. So this is just kind of filling in the light there and behind the girls which would be, just behind Juliet here. I use to the edge of it is another light and this got a standard dish head on it and it’s pointing straight up the girls and it’s just giving kind of a bit of a clip light to the back of them and in keeping with the sun which doesn’t show here but most of the nights, I wanted to just create a little bit of flare in between the two girls and again how to bring the eye straight into the middle of the shot there.
And that’s the main reason for using the lamp behind them. So all in all, pretty straight forward set up. Right in my lens of choice is my usual lens of choice which is the 28-70 mm L-series kind of lens and I set this as 40mm and I’ll shoot in quite low. I did want a kind of a low shot looking up so the girls are quite powerful. It’s just quite powerful shot I wanted to create with dramatic lights and I wanted the girls to kind of almost loom over the camera with real and so powerful kind of statement.
And but I didn’t go into in one of the tools or otherwise it would have had a quite a bit of distortion on their legs and so 40 mm was enough for the shot.
My exposure is 250th @ F11, shot in camera roll, shot in 50 ISO which the reason for that is I think I want to try and darken the ambient light as much as possible and light the flash to be the main light and that would a name which is trying to darken the sky out as much as possible.
We still need to go into a little bit more reverse shot but it’s better to darken stuff down and to have the light and anything so that’s the reason of why I chosen 50 ISO, mainly focused and the camera was on a tripod as usual.