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Old Mar 9, 2014, 11:40 AM   #1
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Used two 250ws mono lights shoot into umbrellas and two small LED flood lights one on each side of the model aimed at the backdrop. Any tips?
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Her dark hair is sort of blending with the b/g - perhaps a little backlighting to create some highlights?

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Would it be best to aim the hair light at the background or directly at her hair? I don't want that white glow around her head I see in some portraits.
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Lightening the b/g would help, certainly. Lighting the hair directly with a red filter might bring out more of the highlights, though, if you can keep it soft enough to avoid the halo. (why not a halo? she looks like an angel to me)

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Great pic.

When I get the opportunity to shoot a model I try multiple lighting arrangements as long as she appears to be patient.
Start with the lighting your most confident with then transition into experimentation.
As soon as I sense impatience from the model were done.

One of my go to arrangements is what I call the 45/45/45 with a shoot through umbrella. And a second 45/45/45 shoot through umbrella 180* opposite the front at 1/2 the power of the main.

There's a photographer named Ed Verosky who has some great ebooks on flash photography.

I think the model will be happy with what you have here.
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Old Mar 12, 2014, 1:58 AM   #6
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Brain, Mike,
Thanks for the tips, will give them all a try soon. As for the model (my wife) she just had some surgery so only models for me about five minutes a day.

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