Composite PC

© Jaco Wolmarans

Composite PC

Uploaded: August 18, 2005

Description

It's a sad day when the only model you can find is yourself! Regardless, this shot had to be done, so the self-timer was employed to great effect. I battled with the red background I wanted to achieve, until I learnt that the lighter the background, the less the colour you retain when using gels. Key light armed with brolly, hair/shoulder light a barndoor-fitted head with blue gel, just out of shot, against a cupboard. Backlight a floor-standing strobe with red gel. I measured all the lights' outputs, turned the hairlight to 3 stops less than the key light, then underexposed the shot slightly to deepen the colour in the background. Didn't really work that well, so I experimented with increasing the power on the background light. Worked best, strangely enough, at full power on this head. Settled for this combination: f22 on key light, f8 on both background and shoulder light.

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