advice for light setup - indoor portrait

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP b4cktr4ck Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: advice for light setup - indoor portrait

Sailor Blue wrote:

Just remember that it won't be pure white unless you light it separately. Light grey is what you will get if you don't use any background lights on a white background.

good to know, how come does it get grey?

With the window behind me I would adjust the main to be 1.5-2 stops brighter.

I lost you on this: with main you mean the key light ie flash? can you make an example, eg say ambient light is f/5.6 at 1/60

and what about the flash we start at about 1/4 power and adjust?

btw my x sync speed is 1/160, can that be a limitation?

Keep the camera at eye level or just barely above eye level, never looking up at the subject. Have the subjects sit tall and push their foreheads at the camera without bending their necks. This will tighten the jaw line and reduce double chins. This video explains it.

Peter Hurley! | It's all about the Jaw

this is of great help, he overdoes it, but very useful!

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