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    Default Ideal Studio lights settings for standard photos

    Hi Everyone,

    I am a newbie photographer and just started to learn more about studio photography. Is there anyone that can guide me how i can achieve a standard studio picture with two studio lights... (i.e. medium key setting) ...
    and what type of light settings would you do to achieve "fashion" style studio shots...

    I just got into digital photography and would like to explore this aspect of photography (studio photography) ... can some technically gifted individual help out?

    am sure other CS people would like to know too

    Happy Shooting

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    Not sure your definition of standard studio picture. But these are some settings that you can try.
    1. 1st light in front of model, 2nd light at 45 degree sideway of model.
    2. Both lights in front of model, on same stand, 1 top and 1 bottom.
    3. 1st light at 45 degree sideway of model, 2nd light on model hair.
    4. 1st light in front of model, 2nd light at 90 degree sideway of model.
    And many more....

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    And if I may, I'd like to suggest you attend Astin's occasional "studio newbie" course ... you get the chance to try a lot of setups, guided by Astin & partner, with a pretty model as a subject !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Not sure your definition of standard studio picture. But these are some settings that you can try.
    1. 1st light in front of model, 2nd light at 45 degree sideway of model.
    2. Both lights in front of model, on same stand, 1 top and 1 bottom.
    3. 1st light at 45 degree sideway of model, 2nd light on model hair.
    4. 1st light in front of model, 2nd light at 90 degree sideway of model.
    And many more....
    thanks austin .. you must be quite the pro ...

    is that all with regards to a standard studio picture with 2 lights? .. someone told me there are many light balance variations to play with and different ways to modify the lights

    btw.. just curious .. are you a pro photographer... how long have u been in the field of studio photography?

    thanks

    Happy Shooting

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    Of course there are hundreds of variations with just 2 lights. But you mention "standard studio pictures" so I only talked abt the simple ones. You may also need to get a reflector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    Not sure your definition of standard studio picture. But these are some settings that you can try.
    1. 1st light in front of model, 2nd light at 45 degree sideway of model.
    2. Both lights in front of model, on same stand, 1 top and 1 bottom.
    3. 1st light at 45 degree sideway of model, 2nd light on model hair.
    4. 1st light in front of model, 2nd light at 90 degree sideway of model.
    And many more....
    yeah..yeah..yeah..!!!!
    take hiz advise....U wont lost.!!

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