Lighting door slabs in a studio?

Started Feb 15, 2013 | Questions thread
Barrie Davis
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"Acting unpaid".... as we say

Duncan C wrote:

I defer to Baz's judgement as far as large light source vs a spot. I'm an amateur. He's a working pro, and knows of what he speaks.

As far as propping the door slabs up, I'd probably bring a hammer, some nails, a hand saw, and 3 or 4 6 ft 2x4s. I'd make a couple of right angle triangles at the angle that I wanted the door to lean, with cross-pieces holding the 2 triangles together, making a makeshift stand. I'd then lean the door slabs against the stand.

I like BAK's idea of angling the doors slightly towards the camera as if the door was ajar. (Then again he's another working pro...)

I am no longer a working pro, Duncan. I'm now fully retired and drawing my pension.

As the retired gynae-man said, I still like to keep my hand in...!... so I have been doing some press and PR shots for an amatuer theatre group my son is involved with..

.... also some documenting of archeological digs done by more amatuers, a section of something we have here called U3A.

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