How do you do that Spotlight/Light Beam effect

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NormanAllen Senior Member • Posts: 1,032
Re: How do you do that Spotlight/Light Beam effect

tugwilson wrote:

NormanAllen wrote:

Thanks for this information. I looked into it and the Godox S30 with the projector and iris seem to be a good combination that doesn't break the bank for this. Question: are you aware of any strobe-based solutions for this? I don't mind going the LED route, but the S30 seems to drop to 10W when using batteries, which means using it on location is probably not going to happen.

Godox has the SA-17 adapter which allows the projector to be used on continuous lights like the SL200II. However whist ip performs optically OK the efficiency is very poor.

Godox has indicated they are making an adapter for strobes which may be a better bet.

The battery performance of the S30 is very puzzling. They should have made a dual Sony battery plate and a Dtap cable which should allow it to operate at full power.

I was tempted to go with the S30 and the additional items you mentioned in a previous post, but I think I will wait for Godox to release an adapter for strobes.

And yes, the battery issue was very puzzling to me.  I agree with you.

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Guillermo Shashte Senior Member • Posts: 1,011
BJ Pascual -How it was done:
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jlafferty Senior Member • Posts: 1,354
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But how do we know this wasn’t photoshopped?

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Guillermo Shashte Senior Member • Posts: 1,011
Re: BJ Pascual -How it was done:

jlafferty wrote:

But how do we know thiswasn’t photoshopped?

We know who shot the pics, the model and what equipment was used. I would assume that PS is also involved. Most of what it is out there by the "influencers" is heavily photoshoped.

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OP amlbenilde New Member • Posts: 5
Re: How do you do that Spotlight/Light Beam effect

scastle wrote:

elliotn wrote:

Looking at the bottom right image, the shadow of the model's right hand is just below her hand, and the shadow of the model's chin is just below her chin. Both shadows suggest a light that is positioned just slightly above the camera position. Where is the disunity?

And then the shadows around her left hand appear to be formed by the light bouncing back off the illuminated background.

All of this seems consistent with the use of an optical spot.

I guess it could be a photoshop job... but it's quite complicated... why not just use a spot?

I think so too. It could even be a Spiffy Light Blaster with a circle cutout slide. But it's probably a hot light with an optical snoot attachment.

The OP has not come back with any comments from seeing the IG Stories BTS video. I wonder if it survives anywhere.

Hi I'm sorry for the delayed reply. I've just read all your comments and those are good insights, thank you! I assume the photographer used a continuous spotlight probably with a modifier (judging the BTS video) instead of a strobe.

For reference, you can check the story highlights of the user @jeee622 on IG.

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17850033032264974/

OP amlbenilde New Member • Posts: 5
Re: BJ Pascual -How it was done:

Guillermo Shashte wrote:

jlafferty wrote:

But how do we know thiswasn’t photoshopped?

We know who shot the pics, the model and what equipment was used. I would assume that PS is also involved. Most of what it is out there by the "influencers" is heavily photoshoped.

Cool! You worked with BJ Pascual?

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