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Which Key?

By JackAllTog      
The key maker in sackcloth looks for escape.

Snoot and a honeycomb on a single light - shot taken in the black tent i've built in the front room to stop too many white reflections (4 clips and a pole holds 8M of black fabric to the ceiling in 3 mins).
Power was the full 600W and aperture is F2.2 - light is about 7 feet away - this now make me glad I did not go for the lower power 300 unit. The sackcloth top is an old peanut sack.

Update: - this is an article about the antilight tent used to hep control light spill and bounce.

Tags: Key Snoot Portraits and people Sackcloth

Voters: martinjp, Daisymaye, Wallaceman and 15 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2012 5:03AM
Clever work.
adentenur 9 9 Indonesia
19 Feb 2012 5:39AM
wow, nice lighting! is it natural lighting?
19 Feb 2012 9:39AM
excellent mate! really like it.
JackAllTog Plus
12 6.2k 58 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2012 10:27AM
Thank you for your comments and votes i'm wanting to build up a wider set of techniques. The keys are an ornamental set Sainsbury's Homebase were selling off for a 1.

Quote:Wow, nice lighting! is it natural lighting?
Hi Ade (adentenur), no its a single studio flash unit with a snoot (its like a funnel that only directs light forwards) and a honeycomb - a special mesh that further directs the light in one direction only. This gives a "Hard" light that produces lots of shadows on uneven surfaces as the light is all in one direction. Also as the end of a snoot is very small its like spot light making the shadows well defined. Yesterday i used a 70cm beauty dish which produces a much "Bigger" light source - meaning that shadows are much reduced.
The flash is fired 'off camera' with a cheap ebay radio trigger. So the exif data say's no flash.
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
19 Feb 2012 3:03PM
That's worked really well Smile
Richsr 14 91 223 England
20 Feb 2012 12:52PM
The tent and lighting work well here Stuart
Regards Richard

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