Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:33 PM
Just curious to all out there who have done a lot of beauty and fashion stuff, what are your favorite methods of getting that flared, washed out image that you see so often in beauty work? Obviously the lenses you choose matter, but what kind of lighting tricks do people use? Has anyone used a flashlight right next to the mattebox?
See this image for reference:
Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:01 PM
Or... it was done digitally and the effect is something composited into the shot. Seems easier to just do it in-camera to me, though!
Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:59 PM
Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:08 PM
You would think that a normal household bulb would create a more specular flare, but Benjamin was right in his post. To create washes over the frame, I always place a simple clamp-on work lamp just outside of the field of view, very close to the camera. I just rig it to a light stand and move it around as needed.
I have been searching for a better method because incandescent bulbs tend to heat up the camera quite a bit... it's probably a very inefficient way to do this!
Anyone have other techniques?