Pull backs....lets have some!

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  • Tim KamppinenTim Kamppinen Major grins Registered Users Posts: 816 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2011
    Here's another one. I had a CTO gel on the flash and tungsten white balance to make the ambient light go blue:

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    I took this shot, then I removed the lightstand from the frame and took another shot. A bit of layer masking in photoshop, and this is what I got:

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    Then I took a few closer shots, no compositing necessary. Second one was with a Lensbaby:

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  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2011
    Very cool, love the blue look.
  • AndeeAndee Food Photography Lover Registered Users Posts: 123 Major grins
    edited March 18, 2011
    That blue is cool! And before I scrolled down to see you finally result I was thinking that looked cool by itself, shame that the light stand is there and then poof you removed it! Very nice! Again love, love, love the blue effect!
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited March 25, 2011
    These were all done with the traditional main at a 45 both on a horizontal and vertical axis with a bkg lt off to the side hitting the bkg and a reflector on the opposite side of the main. Some were taken with a 55mm and others with a 85mm fixed lens. Files were raw converted in C1 then pp in photoshop.

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  • NeilLNeilL B+R=M,B+G=C,R+G=Y Registered Users Posts: 4,201 Major grins
    edited March 25, 2011
    Thanks Charles. Interesting ideas here, and the pullbacks are very helpful indeed!

    Neil
    "Snow. Ice. Slow!" "Half-winter. Half-moon. Half-asleep!"

    http://www.behance.net/brosepix
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    I'm in love with these pull-backs! And Charles, you might have mentioned it before, but what is that Large Softbox you have?
    tom wise
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    One of my Fav ways to shoot folks in my age range.

    The photos of her on right were at same time, above standing with similar pose for effect to compare to below photo shot from above on ladder. I obviously posted the non-glasses shot. Post process in LR to same copy/paste functions and here we are at the result.

    Cheers,

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    tom wise
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    angevin1 wrote: »
    I'm in love with these pull-backs! And Charles, you might have mentioned it before, but what is that Large Softbox you have?

    The box is a Larson 4x6 with a 600white lightning in it with the baffle out.
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    Hackbone wrote: »
    The box is a Larson 4x6 with a 600white lightning in it with the baffle out.


    Ahh! Thanks!
    tom wise
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    Tom, you are one brave dude on that ladder and good shot. Thank God for vaulted ceilings.
    That shot is also a powerful shot with her head turned to the floor and a small box very low on the floor and shot from just above the floor height.
  • l.k.madisonl.k.madison Just Smile and Wave... Registered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Ms Madison, lets have a finished shot of the above set up.

    I'm just now seeing this, sorry for being over two month's late!

    Been a while since I hung around this place, life got me swamped and since I'm enjoying a lazy afternoon, I figured why not swing on by :)

    Here's the shot:
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  • Tim KamppinenTim Kamppinen Major grins Registered Users Posts: 816 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    angevin1 wrote: »
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    Hey Tom, is that a Softlighter or something similar? How do you have it rigged to the boom? I can't quite tell but it looks like a useful setup.
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Tom, you are one brave dude on that ladder and good shot. Thank God for vaulted ceilings.
    That shot is also a powerful shot with her head turned to the floor and a small box very low on the floor and shot from just above the floor height.
    Thanks Charles...I forgot to mention I had to use the D-90's self timer and scramble back into place....old d00d's gotta be careful!

    Yeah, The lighting works as simple as it looks! And She says it took ten years off of her. We've ( I've) used this method several times.

    Thanks again!
    tom wise
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited March 26, 2011
    Hey Tom, is that a Softlighter or something similar? How do you have it rigged to the boom? I can't quite tell but it looks like a useful setup.
    Tim it is exactly the Softlighter 60" that I posted about a few weeks ago in an accessory thread. I mount my flash up inside the umbrella and mount the outer umbrella stem onto my Lightstand/boom stand. So far So good. That is two years of hanging that thing like this as it was NOT intended!

    Good eye!~
    tom wise
  • BoatwakeBoatwake Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 8 Beginner grinner
    edited March 26, 2011
    Fantastic idea for a thread. Thanks to all who posted their setups. I enjoyed looking at all the different approaches.
  • Tim KamppinenTim Kamppinen Major grins Registered Users Posts: 816 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2011
    angevin1 wrote: »
    Tim it is exactly the Softlighter 60" that I posted about a few weeks ago in an accessory thread. I mount my flash up inside the umbrella and mount the outer umbrella stem onto my Lightstand/boom stand. So far So good. That is two years of hanging that thing like this as it was NOT intended!

    Good eye!~

    Ahh, I see. I have a 60" too. Good setup for using speedlights, but it wouldn't work too well with my Einstein, unfortunately, lol. I remember seeing a video of Annie Liebovitz using a softlighter with a monolight... she had the light mounted on some sort of articulated grip arm that reached out from a C-stand and up around the front of the diffuser surface, allowing her to get the light very close to her subjects. I still might try that one of these days...
  • l.k.madisonl.k.madison Just Smile and Wave... Registered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2011
    Here's another pullback with the final shot - go see the pull back on flickr to see all the notes about what is what. Kelley Ryden says that the messier her studio gets during a session, the better the shots come out - thus explains my mess.

    Pullback: pull back
    Mom had a WALL of windows in her house, I almost jumped up and down when I saw it.

    Final: cocoon
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2011
    Here's another pullback with the final shot - go see the pull back on flickr to see all the notes about what is what. Kelley Ryden says that the messier her studio gets during a session, the better the shots come out - thus explains my mess.

    Pullback:
    Mom had a WALL of windows in her house, I almost jumped up and down when I saw it.

    Final:

    Ahh. I was waiting on this. Great scene and yes, lovely light!
    tom wise
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2011
    Very nice, thanks.
  • PupWebPupWeb Still Learning Registered Users Posts: 166 Major grins
    edited March 30, 2011
    Hollywood Grip Head
    Ahh, ........ I remember seeing a video of Annie Liebovitz using a softlighter with a monolight... she had the light mounted on some sort of articulated grip arm that reached out from a C-stand and up around the front of the diffuser surface, allowing her to get the light very close to her subjects. I still might try that one of these days...

    She may have used a Hollywood Grip Head. You can do a lot with these. They are only about $30.
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    White floor
    For the white floor the bkg is vinyl and then a sheet of white plastic from Lowes.

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    Main light was the 4x6 softbox.
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    White Pillars
    I got some white corrigated plastic sheets from Home Depot, gotta love that store. Then I cut some wooden circles and screwed the plastic to that and then added some twine to help them hold their shape. Main is the trusty 4x6 then two strips on the bkg.

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  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    Sweet. Are those columns made from corrugated plastic roofing material?
    - Andrew

    Who is wise? He who learns from everyone.
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  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    A big 0.
    Saw a fellow photographer do this and thought it was cute.

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  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Registered Users Posts: 3,615 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    Nice ring light... :D
    Is that some sort of fluorescent tube that you PS'ed the main connection out of?
    - Andrew

    Who is wise? He who learns from everyone.
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  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2011
    adbsgicom wrote: »
    Nice ring light... :D
    Is that some sort of fluorescent tube that you PS'ed the main connection out of?


    Bingo on the light. On the plastic I'm not sure exactly what it was used for it was just white corrigated plastic. Not a full 4x8 sheet.
  • angevin1angevin1 Performs as designed Registered Users Posts: 3,403 Major grins
    edited April 8, 2011
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Bingo on the light. On the plastic I'm not sure exactly what it was used for it was just white corrigated plastic. Not a full 4x8 sheet.
    Sweet ring light! And those columns are killer!
    tom wise
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited April 19, 2011
    Again the trusty 4x6 with reflector and at times a gelled background and a hairlight at times.

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  • AndeeAndee Food Photography Lover Registered Users Posts: 123 Major grins
    edited April 19, 2011
    OK Charles I want to be a fly on the wall in your studio. What a creative place. Thanks for adding these. This is awesome!
  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited April 19, 2011
    I have been DYING to try out some corrugated panels like that and have had my eye on them for ages! I kept hesitating cuz I wasn't sure what it would look like - thanks for sharing!! thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif I'm digging the shade/blind as well - that is a GREAT idea. I think I need to go to Ikea one of these weeks... ;D
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