Question on how to create a strong but soft backlit look
Posted 09 August 2006 - 02:35 AM
Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:31 AM
Get a butterfly and do a wedge-light so it's soft and nice (or just bounce). As you can see in the first photo, the light is actually more a side-light rather than a backlight. The other two images have more of a 3/4 backlight (and as a result, the hair gets frizzier).
Posted 09 August 2006 - 06:54 AM
I would like to create a look similar to the photos below from a Dior ad campaign.
I think, they use super soft lenses, or lenses with soft front filter or lens with rear soft adapter.
This can be lens with special optical scheme similar of monocle, single eye-glass.
Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:37 AM
Hope this Helps
Mario C. Jackson
Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:23 AM
Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:56 AM
Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:58 AM
If the backlight isn't soft enough for you, it's because either your diffusion isn't large enough or it isn't close enough to the subject, and if it isn't bright enough, it's because you aren't using a big enough light.
Some people will put a row of white card, bounceboards, etc. along the top of a backwall and then bonce light into those. Or put a row of softlights like 2K Zips in a row to create a bright line of light behind the person's head, above frame.
Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:18 AM