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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 07:03 PM

Looking for some help to light a person wearing a baseball cap slung low (a la Gangsta Style) without using ring lights.

I have had 2 ideas - a flagged china ball under camera lens - or I am thinking about using a tweenie or something small placed height wise at the EXACT centre of the lens but just to the side (either right or left) by about 3cm from lens edge - a la Mario Testino

Any ideas?

thanks

Rolfe
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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 07:56 PM

Looking for some help to light a person wearing a baseball cap slung low (a la Gangsta Style) without using ring lights.

I have had 2 ideas - a flagged china ball under camera lens - or I am thinking about using a tweenie or something small placed height wise at the EXACT centre of the lens but just to the side (either right or left) by about 3cm from lens edge - a la Mario Testino

Any ideas?

thanks

Rolfe

Hi Rolfe,
I'd use a bounce board.
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#3 Paul Bruening

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 06:01 AM

Hey now,

This has been one of the bains of cinematography all along. Remember all those western and ganster movies of old? The common trick then was to hang a light under the lens. Just enough to take the dark off the face. Diffusing it will reduce those funky-high shadows on backgrounds.
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