Masters of Lighting.

Experiment and recreate 4 or more images with different lighting set ups.

  • How you did it
  • How you solved it
  • Difficulties you had
  • What you would do next time

Image 1.

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Aperture f20, Shutter speed 1/250, ISO 200.

We used one main light to create this shot, along with a silver reflector in order to light up the background. We took a few shots however a problem we encountered was the shadow of her head on the wall. We decided to move further away from the wall to help spread the light out more and remove the shadow, however this just made the background overall darker and the shadow was still visible. Following this, we moved the model right up to the wall. This got rid of the shadow, however created the problem of a lighter background than what we wanted to achieve from the original.

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Image 2.

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Aperture f7.1, Shutter speed 1/200, ISO 200.

With our initial shots, the background was too bright and we needed it darker so we moved the model and light quite far away from the wall. It was also important to make sure we captured the little shadow under the models chin. If we had got out a battery pack instead of using a power lead, we could have shot outside which would have allowed us to have more distance in the background rather than being restricted to the length of the room we were shooting in.

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Image 3.

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Aperture f16, Shutter speed 1/125, ISO 200.

For this shot, we placed the flash directly to the side of the model facing upwards. We found this shot was quite successful first time, and we felt the following images we took didn’t quite catch the ideal lighting as good therefore we decided to use one of the first as our final image.

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Image 4.

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Aperture f16, Shutter speed 1/125, ISO 200.

For this shot, we had the light to the left of the model in order to create the shadow on the right side of the image. The shadow appearing was quite big so we decided to move the light more straight on to the model, making it a more suitable size and more similar to the original. The shadow is quit heavy however the light on the model’s face is key in the image.

 

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~ by victoriasimkissphotography on October 10, 2013.

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