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    Smile Home Studio Shooting

    Hi guys,

    I just hung my backdrop in my room.

    Realize I don't have the luxury of working space to have my subject to be positioned far enough from the backdrop as my room isnt huge.

    I'm wondering if anyone can share some techniques on setting up and shooting modes to make use of what I have.

    I basically wanna have endless fun shooting with what I have! I've got my 30D, tripod, 2 softboxes, 1 C-stand and 1 32" reflector.


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    Default Re: Home Studio Shooting

    wat lights do u have? or are you just using your flashlight to trigger ....
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    oh, i have 2x 400W Elinchrome Strobes (D-lite)!

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    Is it a white background? If so, point one light at the background and overexpose about 2 stops, the background will be nice and white
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    yeah thats one solution.

    im thinking that it might turn out to be a problem when i wanna have a shot where i want to shoot a portrait with 2 light sources coming from the sides, than i wont have enough lights to light the background.

    will reflectors be any good?

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    Default Re: Home Studio Shooting

    given the space you have, you flash is overpower, get a bigger space or a ND filter.
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    Default Re: Home Studio Shooting

    btw, with the space is so limited, you have little control of the lights, unless you want to paint your room gray or black, or hand a black curtain to cover up the walls.
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    !!

    i painted my whole room white last year!

    btw whats a ND filter and what does it do?

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    Neutral Density Filter, cuts out 0.5 stop of light

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    OH, just googled that, thanks.

    How many stops of light do I need to cut?

    Really feel like gg to the MO thread to order one to try!

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    Smile Re: Home Studio Shooting

    if yr elinchrome comes with 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 power, use it to cut the power. but, in a small white-walled room, yr option is very limited.

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    Default Re: Home Studio Shooting

    your room area is limited, with 400ws flash, even it is at minimum power, with softbox will still get f11~f16, since you subject have to be very close to the b/g, so not possible to light the b/g separately.
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    Default Re: Home Studio Shooting

    most or all of my shots will be eventually masked away in photoshop, im fine and happy to shoot at F11, just wanna learn methods to fully utilize what I have with different lighting techniques!

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