High Key - Back lighting White Backdrop

Started Sep 14, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Phil Veteran Member • Posts: 3,138
High Key - Back lighting White Backdrop

I have a shoot coming up with a selection of Cafe Racers and a model. The model is the builder in this case but I should point out I met her as a model first and learned about her motocycle passion later.

We are going for a high key shoot but my back drops are very basic but included a Calumet White (well a bit off white).

I'm thinking I'll back light with a dual head halogen worklight. It wouldn't be the forst thing if the light coming through was on the cool side.

I have a choice of 2X 250 watt head or a 2X 500 watt head. More is always better until you have light the scene out front with 3x 550EX speed lites under PW Mini
/ Flex 5 control.

I'm looking for some experience mixing in Halogens or a disscussion on constant light wattage vs watt seconds.

I should be able to run hyper sync or even HSS in the small space of this shoot to control the fixed (ambient) backlight with shutter speed.
Phil Agur

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