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onera

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Tips about lightning?
« on: January 15, 2015, 02:07:51 AM »
Hey folks,

I want to make face photoscan, but can you give me tips how to achieve shadowless situation with the lightning? I don't have any light setup so... everything on your mind you're willing to share is welcome! =)


onera

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Re: Tips about lightning?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 08:17:44 PM »
No one? :(

avatta

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Re: Tips about lightning?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 12:34:06 PM »
It depends on what kind of light source you own. I you really want flat light, surround the whole set up with translucent silk and use about 8 light umbrellas and light them from all direction. If that is not possible, purchase a cheap strobe or LED light and use softboxes (at least 8) and light it very evenly. But it always helps to have a white wall surrounding the setup. especially floors.

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Re: Tips about lightning?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 10:35:06 PM »
Thanks a lot! Will start working for LED or Softboxes! =)

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Re: Tips about lightning?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 04:58:57 AM »
I hear if you hold metal objects in the rain this can become a real problem... ;p

Someone had to do it.  ;p

I've found no harsh lighting to help and hurt.  You need contrasts, but it shouldn't be too drastic.  Just make sure the light doesn't move.  I'd stay soft all around with a slightly brighter key light, myself.