Lighting is not that complicated once you understand the general principles. Basically I use a large diffused light source with subject distance placement within the diameter of the light modifier.
For example using a 5′ octobox placed within 5′ of the subject will insure soft shadows and a wrap around effect for the light hitting the subject. I’m more precise with lighting so I do use a meter to measure light output. I usually place the light on a boom pointed at a 45° high and down with the bottom edge of the modifier being around the chest level. Here is a diagram:
My lighting techniques are very similar to Joel Grimes. Check out these videos to see his explanation of his lighting technique:
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Well this sucks….
I was up dating my site when suddenly I was locked out of every website that I have. I call support at my web host and they told me that they are reporting a virus or malware (possibly a worm) embedded in my site. They informed me that I have two choices: 1. hire someone to find and trash the offending files (which would be tres expensive) or 2. Go scorched earth and delete everything (files and databases) and start over. I chose Option #2.
Looks like all the work that I’ve done over the years is gone. I’ll try my best to recover the info and repost past blogging so be patient with me!Read More »