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#20699 - 01/22/11 01:57 PM Re: She's Back! [Re: StarrLight]
AdoptAPet Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/21/09
Loc: NY
Hi Diana,

Your work is BEAUTIFUL! I was just watching the slide show on Pbase. What lens and light setup are you using?

Barbra
- who is going to try and use the "Good in Bed" poster again today and hoping for little to no glare. That poster was the most difficult with the lights.
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#20700 - 01/22/11 02:03 PM Re: She's Back! [Re: AdoptAPet]
psmith Offline
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Registered: 11/09/08
Loc: Kansas
Barbra,

Those are nice. My only advice re: the Alien Bees is to practice and experiment. Its all about the angles. Post some results back here on the forum and I'm sure folks will jump in to help.

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#20701 - 01/22/11 07:04 PM Re: She's Back! [Re: AdoptAPet]
StarrLight Offline
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Registered: 08/06/09
Loc: CA
Quote:

Hi Diana,

Your work is BEAUTIFUL! I was just watching the slide show on Pbase. What lens and light setup are you using?

Barbra
- who is going to try and use the "Good in Bed" poster again today and hoping for little to no glare. That poster was the most difficult with the lights.




Thanks Barbra, I appreciate that!
My equipment is I suppose "semi-pro". I'm using a Canon XSi with a basic 18-55 with IS. My setup is a "modified Helmi" and also similar to Preston's. Here is a photo I took awhile back, although I am using a softbox rather than the brolly (umbrella) and the beauty dish and hair light are reversed. I use a small 110W strobe for the background light that has a reflector taped to it to bounce onto the backdrop.

All except the backdrop strobe are Alien Bees, I absolutely love them. I've done 17 shows in the last 14 months and a handful of homeshoots and not one problem (knocking on wood!). I bought one new from Paul Buff and the other two were used on ebay.

I'm kind of pushed for time for various reasons right now but hoping to start doing some shoots for the local shelters, etc. Where did you get your posters?

As Preston mentioned, you may just need to experiment with the angles of the lights needed to keep glare off. Another thought, I wonder if there is some kind of spray that could be applied to the posters to give them a matte finish and take away most the glare?

Diana
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Diana
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#20702 - 01/22/11 10:20 PM Re: She's Back! [Re: StarrLight]
AdoptAPet Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/21/09
Loc: NY
What are you using for the back light? It looks great. How far away from the cat do you have to be to get the shot with the back light?

We had all the posters made. Any poster shop will do them. They are all different sizes, because in some we needed them extra long for the cat to actually sit on it.
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