Startup Week 5: Lighting

Feel free to chat about Lighting here.

The lighting videos are all great. Whether strobe or window, it’s all about direction, reflection, and diffusion. My subjects these days are my kids, ages 6 and under, so it’s tough to practice. But I’ve used Sue’s techniques a bit and found some amazing results. My look has always had a bit more contrast and less nuance in the skin. I’m enjoying finding more detail and softer light for skin.

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I have also been practicing using my husband as my model. I have the room at my studio just zero windows. I was struggling a bit with the lighting but I’m pretty close now. I have one white V-flat that I use and I am currently making myself a large scrim to use as a diffuser for when I bounce the light off of the v-flat. I do not have any white walls or ceiling. I tried using a large octabox with a white interior (not silver) and that lighting was a lot better but a bit too strong. I cant wait to try it with the scrim.

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