Indoor Lighting Practice

I wanted to try seamless white again during a Lighting Practice Meetup.   I’ve never had enough room.  The space was bigger but it was still a challenge.  Full length shots were not going to happen.

Technical Notes:  Three SB-28 Speedlights were used.  One light had a Westscott 43″ umbrella.  Nikon D90 and Nikon 85mm 1.8


14 thoughts on “Indoor Lighting Practice

  1. Nicely done Charlie. I really dig the comp in the first image. The second (this might sound odd) but his phone (perhaps wallet?) is a little too much of a distraction. 🙂 What did you use as a backdrop?


      1. Charlie, I can’t tell you how many times the little things get lost when I am shooting! I think we all get caught up in the moment and perhaps, forget to check (I know that’s me)! I take it you had some of the Speedlights pointed at the backdrop and overexposed the sheet? I am going to have to try this (with a “short” subject…I think I know who I will use….)!


    1. No wide shots unfortunately. We just did not have the space. We needed at least another 5 feet for a full body and to do a wide angle we would have had to have a huge backdrop. You can see the original of the first shot by double clicking on the picture and cycling through the album. Since there is no data in the white I figure the wide angle would not be useful unless you wanted that type of wide angle perspective done on the subject.

      I just cropped a bigger picture in Photoshop. Since its all white it appears to blend in perfectly. So I could have just done the crop differently. 🙂


      1. Thanks. It’s exactly as I thought, but with emphasis on subject to background distance being key to getting the exposure balanced. I am going to practice this. Now, where do I get a long roll of seamless paper like this? 🙂


  2. I bought the Zack Arias One Light DVD. I watched his videos on YouTube first before being convinced that this is something I NEED to have. Within the first 15 minutes of the DVD, I re-learned something I had forgotten years ago about exposure control. 🙂


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