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Offline Clive

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Lighting concepts
« on: October 27, 2007, 07:06:47 PM »
I've been asked to speak at a local camera club next month so have been making sure I've some sample pix for the topics we will cover: composition and lighting mainly. I am big on backgrounds and lighting as these have profound affects on primary subjects in many cases. So these were shot in out front yard to demonstrate front lighting, back lighting and back shading. All the same flower spike ... merely taken from three positions.

Taken from the front with the background also lighted


Taken from the front with the background in shade


Taken with the lighting in the back--backlighting
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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 07:11:44 PM »
They really show the difference nicely.  it would have been interesting to try on the first and third shot, but perhaps not totally on background lighting topic, but using a fill flash to even the lighting really might be an interesting an addition to the talk?

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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007, 07:31:46 PM »
Really shows well the differences that the light makes to a photo,
Agree with tim about the fill flash, as that combined in #3 would have produced the best pic, and its not something alot of people consider in sunny conditions

Can make a massive difference to some pics.


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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007, 11:32:31 PM »

Well, if a picture's worth a thousand words, you've got 3,000 word that clearly make your point. You can save your voice!

Can you get someone to video the talk, bung it on YouTube? I'd like to see it :D

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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007, 11:12:03 PM »
Well done Clive, really shows the differences.

Maybe one more shot may be of use. That is using a reflector (or flash)to 'fill in' the shadow areas.

I'm sure you'll do a great job. Have fun.

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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 01:45:25 PM »
Great idea Fother, a Clivecast :)
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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 01:54:53 PM »
Oooh! Wouldn't that be popular?! NOT! An old geezer babbling about camera stuff. HAR HAR.

I am giving a talk to a camera club later this month. Shall we get it taped? Kidding. 
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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 09:10:46 PM »
Hey!

I'd LOVE a tape of that lecture.  Especially if you wear a hat!  (I like hats)  :-D  :-P
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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2007, 08:42:40 PM »
I'd listen to it too, with the greatest of pleasure, especially with a hat and no trousers :). I would host it too if you did actually get a copy in a digital format.

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Re: Lighting concepts
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2008, 10:32:17 AM »
I have stared a set in my flickr stream that has making of (flighting setups, reflector use etc)
http://flickr.com/photos/dynax7/sets/72157603363481073/

hope to add more to it soon