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Kids in the studio

Postby Phil Munyard » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:38 am

Tom grace and myself decided it would be a nice idea to make a very special photo book for Jos birthday. we have booked eyebox on the 31st. they want to have photos with all the things they love doing. So are taking their martial arts gear, graces Violin and toms scooter.
I am trying to get a few different ideas for the shots from various places on the web.
But the lighting is a bit scarey as I have not set up the studio on my own. I have watched it done.
how should I start ?

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Richard Olpin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:10 pm

Shame you're doing that on the 31st as I'm on a martial arts seminar that day, otherwise I'd've offered to come & help you with the lighting!

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Richard Olpin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:20 pm

Start with a single light, 45º front/side/up. I'd go with a big octa for starters..

Camera on ISO 100, 125th, F8 as a starting point. Take a test shot for the ambient light (it'll probably be quite dark at that point).
Then switch on the flash trigger and take a test shot with flash.

Remember, changing ISO or aperture will affect the overall exposure, changing the flash power or position will predominantly affect the bit lit by the flash. You need to keep the shutter speed below the sync speed of the camera, so generally < 1/200th ish.

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Phil Munyard » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:24 pm

Cool I will try that.


strange thing is I actually booked the 31st by mistake I meant to book the 30th. Im waiting to hear back from kim to see if i can change the booking. watch this space :D

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Richard Olpin » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:30 pm

Well if you do happen to do the 30th, let me know as I'd be more than happy to come an give you a hand with the lighting.

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Richard Olpin » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:20 pm

Any thoughts on lighting styles you'd like to try for this Phil?

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Phil Munyard » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:11 pm

I have started to make a quick mood board I will add some more tomorrow. As I have to be sneaky. I don't want jo catching on http://pin.it/XBSPXsT

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Richard Olpin » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:58 pm

Ahh, simples! Big Octa, up as close as possible for starters then :-)

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Re: Kids in the studio

Postby Richard Olpin » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:13 pm

I'll bring a light meter..


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