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#1 DashaS

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:53 AM

I've recently learned what a book light/wedge light is but have not seen it in action, nor have I had to set one up. I would like to know what circumstances call for this type of lighting, what else can you use to have a similar effect.

Does anyone have a photo of a subject lit by a book light?

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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 02:02 PM

A booklight is essentially just a very soft source, being a bounced source which is then diffused. You would use them any time you need a super soft source. They are tremendously power inefficient. A similar technique would be Double diffusing a lamp by putting it through 2 separate frames
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:25 AM

A booklight is essentially just a very soft source, being a bounced source which is then diffused. You would use them any time you need a super soft source. They are tremendously power inefficient. A similar technique would be Double diffusing a lamp by putting it through 2 separate frames


Got it. Thanks a lot.
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#4 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:31 AM

Watch "30 Rock." 99% book-lit.
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