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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:52 pm 
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I have bulit myself a small studio where i live i just have a problem when i taking the pictures i have some harsh shadows
I have positioned the lightstands on each side, one on the left, the other on the right - both directed at the subject. One light is pointed high, the other is pointed low.

what is the best setup?


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Are you using diffusers like softboxes, umbrella's or white panels?

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can you give some example photos of the problems for us to see exactly what is happening, and maybee a diagram of the layout?

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yes some photo's would be nice. are you sure both lights are firing? are they equal wattage? what ratio are you using?

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ask your model to tell you if both your flashes fire consistently.

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Generic setups to learn can be useful to a degree, but not highly creative. If you go back to the basics of learning how to control 1 individual light, you can then combine individual lights to make your own setup.

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