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Old Jan 16, 2010, 1:58 AM   #11
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Good luck with your birthday shooting! Incidentally, I still have my C330 as well as my Kowa.
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Old Jan 16, 2010, 3:31 PM   #12
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Good luck with your birthday shooting! Incidentally, I still have my C330 as well as my Kowa.
Thanks things seem to be coming together for the shoot. Sure wish I still had my C330 it was/is a great camera.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 11:50 PM   #13
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I would go for a darker multi coloured backdrop. I use one when not shooting with white paper (which I like best). If you are shooting white then you need extra lights to blow out the background and I'm not a fan of using white unlit and getting grey, but that's just me. I think my background is a little too dark and when I took this shot (2.5 years ago when I was very green with this sort of thing).



Another option is to use pure black which as long as you have them far enough from the background and the lighting is set correctly will remain pure black and look great.
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How many lights and where were the placed for this picture?
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How many lights and where were the placed for this picture?
Just 2, although like I say I wasn't experienced so they were a little too far back to the sides so you can see there is a little more shadow than I would like for a group shot (the girl on the left and the shadow cast onto her dad). I would have them now just wider then the group I'm shooting and a few feet in front. This gives a very simple and easy to use light so you can get through shots quickly.
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Thanks for the tips.
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