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  1. #221

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    is having a room with full blackout(lightproof) required for home studio?

  2. #222

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    is having a room with full blackout(lightproof) required for home studio?
    for developing film ah

  3. #223

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopel View Post
    for developing film ah
    No.... for loading 4x5 sheet film. I used to have a small lightproof room (not a darkroom) in my studio just for this purpose.

  4. #224

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    sorry guys, this is really not what i meant.

    i mean to shoot portraits, and i remember reading the room should be as dark as possible hence minimising light spill from windows.
    so do i really need to 'blackout' my room just because i need to setup a home studio?
    please advise.so that i can start sourcing for curtain makers.
    TIA

  5. #225

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    sorry guys, this is really not what i meant.

    i mean to shoot portraits, and i remember reading the room should be as dark as possible hence minimising light spill from windows.
    so do i really need to 'blackout' my room just because i need to setup a home studio?
    please advise.so that i can start sourcing for curtain makers.
    TIA
    The previous portrait studio I worked in the United States is as bright as the National Stadium at mid-afternoon.

    My point is you can, in fact, make use of these light spills to your advantage. Have you heard of North Window Light before? Most lightboxes are made to mimic this sort of lighting.
    Last edited by photobum; 15th January 2007 at 08:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    The previous portrait studio I worked in the United States is as bright as the National Stadium at mid-afternoon.

    My point is you can, in fact, make use these of light spills to your advantage. Have you heard of North Window Light? Most lightboxes are made to mimic this sort of lighting.
    thanks for prompt reply.
    but assuming i really only want controlled lighting from studio lights and not from windows, is the blackout really necessary?

  7. #227

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    thanks for prompt reply.
    but assuming i really only want controlled lighting from studio lights and not from windows, is the blackout really necessary?
    Use gobos to control your lights.

  8. #228

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    Use gobos to control your lights.
    wads gobo?

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    Even if you require a lightless room for your studio, you don't really need a full blackout lightproof room. Reason is because if you use the defualt F8/11 at highest sync speed, the ambient light needs to be quite significant before it makes a difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    is having a room with full blackout(lightproof) required for home studio?

  10. #230

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    Even if you require a lightless room for your studio, you don't really need a full blackout lightproof room. Reason is because if you use the defualt F8/11 at highest sync speed, the ambient light needs to be quite significant before it makes a difference.
    thanks.
    but if my room aint fully blacked out, then with the modelling lights on, i cant really check the shadows am i right?

    also, since you mention f8 -11, is that a norm aperture for shooting studio portraits?
    and does studio flashes comes with a 'highest sync speed'?usually what is the max sync speed?

  11. #231

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    wads gobo?
    Its a piece of black or non-reflective material that 'goes between' the lights to prevent it from reflecting off unwanted surfaces. Can be used for direction control too IIRC.
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  12. #232

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84 View Post
    Its a piece of black or non-reflective material that 'goes between' the lights to prevent it from reflecting off unwanted surfaces. Can be used for direction control too IIRC.
    is it same as barn doors?

    guys, i apologise for the questions...really appreciate ALL the replies.
    coffee on me next time.

  13. #233

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    wads gobo?
    Can be anything non-reflective.

    I have used:
    • black velvet
    • matte foamcore boards
    • painted plywood boards
    • another human being (my assistant) wearing black T-shirt standing next to the subject
    • etc...
    Last edited by photobum; 15th January 2007 at 09:10 AM.

  14. #234

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    is it same as barn doors?
    Nope.... read my posting above.

  15. #235

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Can be anything non-reflective.

    I have used:
    • black velvet
    • matt foamcore boards
    • painted plywood boards
    • another human being wearing black T-shirt standing next to the subject
    • etc...
    but i still cant visualise how it looks like

  16. #236

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    but i still cant visualise how it looks like
    Anything to block or direct lights, my friend. It has no definite shape or size, BUT it has to be non-reflective.

  17. #237

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    Anything to block or direct lights, my friend. It has no definite shape or size, BUT it has to be non-reflective.
    ya i know what's being used.but where will these items be placed?

  18. #238

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    ya i know what's being used.but where will these items be placed?
    no exact spot. it depends on how you want to light up the subject. you use them to acheived that purpose. by blocking or reflecting light to the subject.

  19. #239

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    Quote Originally Posted by jopel View Post
    no exact spot. it depends on how you want to light up the subject. you use them to acheived that purpose. by blocking or reflecting light to the subject.
    ok thanks.

    btw, happen to be sourcing for studio lights.


    what's the cell button for?and what's the swtich on the right showing "I" "0" "II" for?
    for turning it on?but why has 2 settings?

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    those are on/off switches

    I, O and II are for amount of light

    looks like a basic light with only 3 light settings

    O = off
    I = bright
    II = brighter

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