first attempt at portrait lighting--suggestions welcome

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Tears in the rain...
In reply to Steve West, Nov 20, 2012

You are certainly welcome. Shooting in a smallish room can be challenging, as you've noticed. Umbrellas throw lovely, soft light but they throw it EVERYWHERE and it can end up bouncing all over the room and reflecting off things you'd rather it didn't.

Softboxes (and octoboxes) are popular precisely because they are directional soft light. You can produce a good shot with the setup you already have, you'll just need to take measures to control your lights.

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