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ZAKD Oct 5, 2005 12:31 PM

Since I don't have a studion and I agreed a small shooting at my home I need help how to adjust the lights in my room since i'm planning not to use the built in flash from the camera all the time. I will shoot one of my goodgirl-friend in different clothes and light adjustments.

So. I will improvize the light adjustment with some light-source but I need to know how and what must have. What distance should I use. What camera adjustments are the most appropriate.

I know it is too much asking but give me something to start with.

thanks in advance

regards Zak

ZAKD Oct 5, 2005 1:33 PM

Well, maybe I wasn't very good in axplanatin. I need to know what kind of light source should I use, what angle, How many light source, what is the distance between light source and target, where the camera should be...

If any picture is available would be great....but in global that kind of help I need.......

regards Zak

BillDrew Oct 5, 2005 2:26 PM

I think you are going to have trouble. You didn't say what camera you are using: the important specifications being largest f/stop and highest useable ISO. Those factors will determine how much light you need.

I have found that a good reading light is about 1/10sec, f/2, 100 ISO.

Try some things before they arrive for the photos. Figure out where you want them when you are shooting (background, light, ...), then do some tests. Put something about where their faces will be and shoot away. You will figure it out. Likely you will need to add light or shoot somewhere else.

ZAKD Oct 5, 2005 3:15 PM


I have Nikon 8700 model and I have possibilities

for aperture.... from 2.8 to 8.0

for ISO 50 to 400

for shutter speed from 8 to 1/4000s.

What you told is that i will start with f2.8, ISO 400 and adjust shutter speed to have what i call: appropriate photo i, if I understand good. Well everything will depending from the source light strenght.

BillDrew Oct 6, 2005 7:57 PM

Experiment. Try a bunch of different things. If you want to impress your girlfriend (or at least not bore her to death), do most of your experimenting before she gets there.

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