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November 14, 2012
 

Edgy family portrait made EASY

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For this post, I will detail all the settings and configuration to allow me to capture the edgy family portrait you see below.

WHAT YOU NEED:

        •  DSLR
        • 4 LIGHTS (1 right light/2 studio strobes/1 flash)
        • 2 Grids
        • 2 strobe reflectors 7 inch
        • 3 Light stands
        • 1 tripod

EENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

  • Indoors
  • Ambient light coming camera left
  • Low white ceiling

LIGHTING SETUP:

BACKGROUND LIGHT

  • Light Type:

i.     Artificial Flash

  • Light Output:

i.     ¼  power 12mm spread

  • Light Modifier

i.     Bare

  • Light Distance:

i.     Wall  7 inches

 

EDGE LIGHT CAMERA RIGHT

  • Light Type:

i.     Artificial Studio Strobe

  • Light Output:

i.     1/2  of 640 watts

  • Light Modifier

i.     6 inch reflector with 20 degree grid

  • Light Distance:

i.     Wall  2’8”  Subject 3’10”

INSERT IMAGE edge_light_Cright_ab1600

EDGE LIGHT CAMERA Left

  • Light Type:

i.     Artificial Studio Strobe

  • Light Output:

i.     1/2  of 320 watts

  • Light Modifier

i.     6 inch reflector with 10 degree grid

  • Light Distance:

i.     Wall  3’9”  Subject 3’10”

 

MAIN LIGHT

  • Light Type:

i.     Artificial Studio Strobe Ring light

  • Light Output:

i.     1/8  of 320 watts

  • Light Modifier

i.     Ring light soft diffuser

  • Light Distance:

i.     Subject 10’6”

Here is another image and please let me know if you are able to replicate the lighting.

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Lawrence
Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for http://www.PhotographySILO.com, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.



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