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Hi everybody we have another 31 Gold coming in so I got to do something different than what I normally do, I am going to do the same thing but I'm just going to show you how to do it with minimal equipment. I'm actually going to shoot this with I think 017 flashes and maybe just a normal reflector, we revote the phone call right, say “Hi John” John is the one holding the camera.
Okay, so first thing I’m going to do is a high key and I'm just using–this is just a simple dropbox, painters dropbox that we got at I don’t know paint store right, so were just going to use that. All right the PR editor it doesn’t matter I think you always this $12.00 something like that, here we go.
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And I think I’m going to throw some tulip, right out here. It always reminds about memories from a mid-exploration. Okay, that’s pretty well it for, that’s pretty well at for our setup, now for our lighting. Lighting I am going to use a Vivitar flash, just something new with our flash, I’m going to trigger that with a little wayne peanut slave and for 249 it just smacks right into the PC and to that I'm going to actually melt.
Okay, so I'm going to use, we need rolling bottle with one. I can’t remember where we got this from, don’t ask me how the skinny guy going up there. It’s a little bit varies. And what I have here is one of these handy little things. And this just fits right onto your light stand and it’s got a hole, just take your umbrella or a soft box or whatever you have on and in the bracket here just going to fix the way, move back at here and 341 just fits on there, like that.
And just loosen like that, I never tried this before so I'm hoping it works, there we go. That’s all I need, we just need to pop it in there that’s all, and there you have it. That’s going to be my main line. Now I can have to do this head positions here facing that way and I’m going to bring my main light about a 45-degree behind the subject. The reason of being is I want the front of the face and the face that’s facing the camera I want the camera to see the shadow. And add a little more three dimensional, a little bit of depth to the image and we’ll get a nice big catch light.
Now I’m going to bring a reflector right about here to bind to have these light bulbs off it, it just to fill in the shadow just a bit. Well normally we had big piece of 441 which was what I was kind of hoping to use just to keep it cheap. Well waiting right through those are they, you know I did invite you for this, we’ll just use this. Basically we have one cone where that was sitting at all the same size as this and normally you just pop it up against the stand. Now I usually have the same 508 that right into the camera. Sure you are which 512 demonstrator there. all I’m going to do is just, I’m just going to use my reflector to show my camera I’m just going to set it to a really low setting basically about to get backwards. Just so that this 524 will pick it up and sure you got a flash.
Now and as you know and I think it’s all in the background. I'm going to lay the background with one of this and see as 537 and one of those little Morris AC slaves. Were just going to plug that in, I have feeling I’ve get figures into that, all right so I was going to throw this little weird one.
Now what exciting about this little Morris, the Morris AC slaves super 120 volts is that’s going to build that slave. So as soon that triggers off and it trigger this off, were just going to put that there and then it will pretty well made that for backups. Now let’s just do a major reading. Let’s see what were getting on for our image out here and I’m going to turn this using the off. And I want you got to go one minor dial so 120 to do with the second and then have this on one quarter power.
Now the only down side of above using you know the big part about this is the recycle pattern and I don’t have to worry about that, let’s just see here. Were getting there, 706 might has, yeah, it’s pretty good. Let’s go to half power it should give us a little of thing, I’m going to shoot about this. I’m not to worried about those you see in here.
And were just going to shoot it by six, I mean that’s going to be same closer in 735 to there we go five and six. All right, now let’s see what were getting on our background. We get half of 11 so that’s you know it sounds two stops and a little more, well just blowing out, blown it open to exactly what it was, I’m not to worry about that. So I’m going to be shooting at 125-506 and that’s it, that’s pretty cool. My line except just one 813 and broadly box, soft box and reflector, I mean basically you can get this whole setup when we want to earn $50.00 of course I’m not charging on a 149 to really about making dollar of this. Okay, now we need to be shooting that’s it.