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  • CowboydougCowboydoug Registered Users Posts: 401 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2013
    I'm confused too...
    I'm a Kidnapper... I take terrible pictures of people, then hold them for ransom.

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  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited January 22, 2013
    You've got me pretty confused also, however that's not hard to do nowdays. Give me a post and photo number and I'll comment. I've taken some time off due to surgery and this is my slow time of the year. However I'm starting back up later this week. Got a new light and way to use it to try out.
  • chuckdee1chuckdee1 Registered Users Posts: 52 Big grins
    edited January 23, 2013
    Hackbone wrote: »
    You've got me pretty confused also, however that's not hard to do nowdays. Give me a post and photo number and I'll comment. I've taken some time off due to surgery and this is my slow time of the year. However I'm starting back up later this week. Got a new light and way to use it to try out.


    Hope the surgery went well...good to see you back, Charles!


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  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited January 23, 2013
    If you need a refresher go to page 9 post 180 and watch Rays video for some ideas. Pretty cool work.
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2013
    PLM light
    sorry its been so long, had some surgery and getting back into the swing of things.
    Trying out a new light. A Paul Buff PLM, it is the 64" silver with a sock on it. You can read more about it here http://www.paulcbuff.com/plm.php

    The first five were taken with the PLM on a 90 degree angle and a silver reflector. On the grey bkg there was no bkg light or kicker.

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    Added two lights to the white bkg.

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    Same set up added some Topaz filters

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  • chuckdee1chuckdee1 Registered Users Posts: 52 Big grins
    edited January 28, 2013
    Excellent and informative as always, Charles!



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    "My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain." - Helmut Newton
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  • Rob BosRob Bos Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    edited February 7, 2013
    Thanks for sharing thumb.gif
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    Still trying out the PLM with two kickers.

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    Should have turned the left kicker down as the highlights are blown.

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  • travischancetravischance Registered Users Posts: 640 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    Nice pics - she's a cute one Charles!
    Travis M. Chance
    twin Mark IV's & a bunch of "L" glass
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  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    Thanks Travis, hope all is well with you and the family.
  • travischancetravischance Registered Users Posts: 640 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Thanks Travis, hope all is well with you and the family.

    Everyone is well Charles & thanks for asking! I've been looking at these images trying to figure out how you were able to create a natural vignette around the dog (especially the last image). Is the light from the PLM controlled or does the two kickers overpower the main?

    I find myself looking at portraits much closer these days & I can just about determine how it was lit! This one has me scratching my head though headscratch.gif
    Travis M. Chance
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  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    No natural vignettes here. I am a vignette freak, I use them on almost everything except high key. I like how it brings the viewers attention back to center. I"ll post straight out of camera in a bit.
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    I'll am action freak, I don't want to re-invent the wheel and I prefer to work smarter than harder, at least in front of the computer. I picked up a fantastic vignette action from a lady named Jen Hillenga that is very adjustable and fast.

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  • travischancetravischance Registered Users Posts: 640 Major grins
    edited February 7, 2013
    Hackbone wrote: »
    I'll am action freak, I don't want to re-invent the wheel and I prefer to work smarter than harder, at least in front of the computer. I picked up a fantastic vignette action from a lady named Jen Hillenga that is very adjustable and fast.

    Ahhhh Thanks Charles!
    Travis M. Chance
    twin Mark IV's & a bunch of "L" glass
    sitefacebook
  • VayCayMomVayCayMom Registered Users Posts: 1,870 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2013
    this is sooo helpful. Thanks Charles!
    Trudy
    www.CottageInk.smugmug.com

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  • dlscott56dlscott56 Registered Users Posts: 1,324 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2013
    Really nice Charles! Couple of questions if you don't mind. What size is the PLM you're using? Also, are those grids in the kickers? And, lastly, what size AlienBees do you use in your studio?
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2013
    The PLM is the 64" extreme silver with a sock and the kickers have 30degree grids in them to keep the light narrow and not spilling everywhere.

    I don't have the hang of the PLM yet as much as I would like. I'm just experimenting with it for now. I'm having consistency problems with it but those are my fault so I've got to play with it more but it is promising.

    I would have gotten the bigger one but was not sure if I wanted to go that size so I thought I'd try the 64 first as they are cheap at the price.
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2013
    dlscott56 wrote: »
    And, lastly, what size AlienBees do you use in your studio?

    Between White Lightnings and Bees I go from 400 all the way to 1600.

    You really don't need all that power. My main 4x6 box has I think an older 600 in it. I had a photogenic 1250 that I sold as it would not stop lower than 5.6. It had too much power.

    Generally the main is a 400 or 600 unit.
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Registered Users Posts: 1,324 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2013
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Between White Lightnings and Bees I go from 400 all the way to 1600.

    You really don't need all that power. My main 4x6 box has I think an older 600 in it. I had a photogenic 1250 that I sold as it would not stop lower than 5.6. It had too much power.

    Generally the main is a 400 or 600 unit.

    Thanks Charles! I can't begin to tell you how much I'm learning from this thread. It's awesome.
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2013
    Your quite welcome and post some photos of your own with setups.
  • chuckdee1chuckdee1 Registered Users Posts: 52 Big grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    Everyone is well Charles & thanks for asking! I've been looking at these images trying to figure out how you were able to create a natural vignette around the dog (especially the last image). Is the light from the PLM controlled or does the two kickers overpower the main?

    I find myself looking at portraits much closer these days & I can just about determine how it was lit! This one has me scratching my head though headscratch.gif


    Lightroom has a nice vignette preset that I use quite often.


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    Chuck Dee - AKA Chris
    "My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain." - Helmut Newton
    Destination wedding photographer
  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    Canon 40D
    Sigma 85mm f/1.4
    Remote Canon 420EX on ettl -1 through umbrella

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  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    Thanks for posting, can you give us a brief description of your thought process?
  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Thanks for posting, can you give us a brief description of your thought process?

    Overcast day in the shade. Wanted broadside Rembrandt on her, and soft but present shadow.
  • chuckdee1chuckdee1 Registered Users Posts: 52 Big grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    Everyone is well Charles & thanks for asking! I've been looking at these images trying to figure out how you were able to create a natural vignette around the dog (especially the last image). Is the light from the PLM controlled or does the two kickers overpower the main?

    I find myself looking at portraits much closer these days & I can just about determine how it was lit! This one has me scratching my head though headscratch.gif
    Overcast day in the shade. Wanted broadside Rembrandt on her, and soft but present shadow.


    Yes, thanks for posting. Did you want to stairs to be part of the image or was this just shot at a location of convenience?


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  • SimpsonBrothersSimpsonBrothers Registered Users Posts: 1,079 Major grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    chuckdee1 wrote: »
    Yes, thanks for posting. Did you want to stairs to be part of the image or was this just shot at a location of convenience?


    ____________________
    Chuck Dee - AKA Chris
    "My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain." - Helmut Newton

    It was part of a larger series that included the whole building

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  • chuckdee1chuckdee1 Registered Users Posts: 52 Big grins
    edited February 11, 2013
    Engagement session! Nice. :)


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    Chuck Dee - AKA Chris
    "My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain." - Helmut Newton
  • HackboneHackbone Registered Users Posts: 4,027 Major grins
    edited March 19, 2013
    Used a 63" PLM from Paul Buff and a kicker with a bkg lt.....two lights on the white bkg.

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  • travischancetravischance Registered Users Posts: 640 Major grins
    edited March 19, 2013
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Used a 63" PLM from Paul Buff and a kicker with a bkg lt.....two lights on the white bkg.

    As anticipated, well done Charles!
    Travis M. Chance
    twin Mark IV's & a bunch of "L" glass
    sitefacebook
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Registered Users Posts: 1,324 Major grins
    edited March 19, 2013
    Very nice Charles.
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