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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2580 on: March 16, 2017, 09:01:46 PM »

flowers in the studio on the new 810.  Fuji Acros / Nikkor 450mm @ f/22  This is the first time I've shot Acros.  I dig it.

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« Reply #2581 on: March 17, 2017, 02:45:37 AM »

Love it, Acros is one of my favorites!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2582 on: March 17, 2017, 07:58:41 AM »

Nice work! What you use as a backlight? To recreate sunlight?
A bare flashbulb? A Fresnel?

Thanks, glad you like it. 

Actually I wish I had a fresnel strobe.  In the future (not this year) I may have Bacht in Germany make me a dedicated 2400 w/s fresnel; the light is just so nice from those.  It would be awesome if they could make me one with an adapter so I could use it on Proforo and Broncolor packs, although I don't think this is possible. 

Anyway, you really need two lights to do direct sunlight right.  One is some sort of hard light, in this case the Profoto Narrow Beam, to create the harshness.  (Now the Narrow Beam has not so good shadow quality, so it was gelled with 1/8 diffusion to clean it up a bit along with Lee Wheat to add some color.) 

Now when we are outside, not only does the harshness of the sun come down, but the sunlight is reflecting off of the sky as well, giving a bit of softness too.  So I usually place a soft box near, but above, the hard light to simulate this. 

Here the hard light is left behind set and the soft box is directly behind the set. 

There is also a small soft box on the left going through a large diffusion panel and a very very very light ceiling bounce (that I usually gel with a 2 ND to make it even dimmer) for overall fill. 

Spending all of next week doing splash work; should be fun.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2583 on: March 17, 2017, 11:04:12 AM »

Thanks, glad you like it. 

Actually I wish I had a fresnel strobe.  In the future (not this year) I may have Bacht in Germany make me a dedicated 2400 w/s fresnel; the light is just so nice from those.  It would be awesome if they could make me one with an adapter so I could use it on Proforo and Broncolor packs, although I doing this is possible. 

Anyway, you really need two lights to do direct sunlight right.  One is some sort of hard light, in this case the Profoto Narrow Beam, to create the harshness.  (Now the Narrow Beam has not so good shadow quality, so it was gelled with 1/8 diffusion to clean it up a bit along with Lee Wheat to add some color.) 

Now when we are outside, not only does the harshness of the sun come down, but the sunlight is reflecting off of the sky as well, giving a bit of softness too.  So I usually place a soft box near, but above, the hard light to simulate this. 

Here the hard light is left behind set and the soft box is directly behind the set. 

There is also a small soft box on the left going through a large diffusion panel and a very very very light ceiling bounce (that I usually gel with a 2 ND to make it even dimmer) for overall fill. 

Spending all of next week doing splash work; should be fun.

Thanks!

Yeah, a Fresnel is great for recreating direct sunlight, and the light is beautiful on almost everything. I'm a cinematographer so I use them all the time. But don't have them on strobes, and it's been hard for me to recreate direct sunlight on studio with strobes, that's why I ask. And for stills I prefer to use strobes rather than continuos lighting.

I'll have a look at the Narrow beam, I don't have Profoto, I use Bowens and Visatec for studio monolights, and Godox AD360II and AD600 for location.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2584 on: March 17, 2017, 06:47:33 PM »

flowers in the studio on the new 810.  Fuji Acros / Nikkor 450mm @ f/22  This is the first time I've shot Acros.  I dig it.

Yep, Acros is wonderful. I used Acros 100 for most of my 6x7 negs, the rest was Delta 100. Last year I printed this one 60" wide, it looked incredible.

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« Reply #2585 on: March 17, 2017, 07:49:10 PM »

Thanks!

Yeah, a Fresnel is great for recreating direct sunlight, and the light is beautiful on almost everything. I'm a cinematographer so I use them all the time. But don't have them on strobes, and it's been hard for me to recreate direct sunlight on studio with strobes, that's why I ask. And for stills I prefer to use strobes rather than continuos lighting.

I'll have a look at the Narrow beam, I don't have Profoto, I use Bowens and Visatec for studio monolights, and Godox AD360II and AD600 for location.

I think all manufactures have some type of super hard reflector, which is was the Narrow Beam is. 

The problem though is you are dealing with a ring of light and no lens, so the shadow quality is not going to be great. 

With the dedicated fresnel heads, they fold the flash tube around itself to produce more of a point source, and the giant lens really help to make the shadows ohh so nice. 

The only downside is they cost like $10K. 
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« Reply #2586 on: March 18, 2017, 03:06:02 AM »

With the help of some handy friends (or DIY) you could rig something up. I bet there are a few companies making quality fresnel lenses in the US, the most complex part would be a focusing system for the lens itself.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #2587 on: March 19, 2017, 12:33:20 AM »

Shot last year in Sonoma.
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« Reply #2588 on: March 19, 2017, 10:44:31 AM »

Shot last year in Sonoma.

Hi, Doug!  :)
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