Creating natural light look with strobes

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Questions thread
Phil
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Re: Creating natural light look with strobes
In reply to kphoto1, Apr 8, 2013

I often try to convince photographers it's not the size of the light it is the size of the light as seen by the subject.

Natural light through a window is reproducible in artificial lighting but start with a sketch of the real lighting you want to reproduce. You can then position your lights anywhere along that diminishing cone of light.

If it's a 20-30 foot wall of windows flooding a white room you have a lot of work to do.

No only do you need a very wide uniform light but to may need multiple while reflectors as well.

And be mindful of LED lighting. An array of LEDs produces lighting more similar in nature to a soft-box with a grid than a soft-box alone.

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