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#1 John Eddows

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

I have a lamp that I use to light my video shoots. It has 4 bulbs on it that are able to move/flex in any direction. The trouble is, I have to bring these bulbs REALLY close to my camera to get decent exposure. This creates a lot of nasty glare from the bulbs on the item I'm shooting. It might look fine one second, but if I tilt or turn the item, tons of glare pops in. Which is HORRIBLE for video.

Example of the glare.

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My lamp:

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Any idea how I can fix this?

Thank you for reading. :)
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#2 Tom Jensen

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

you need some difffusion to soften it.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

Alright, how would I do that?
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

There are a number of diffusion materials available, which you can buy in sheets. Local film or theatrical lighting suppliers or rental companies can provide diffusion from manufacturers like Lee or Rosco. Diffusion 216 is a pretty standard one. If you're using the lights in your picture, because there's little heat, you could use tracing paper and place it in front of them. You could use a frame to hold it.

The larger the area the softer the light will become, you can test this effect with the diffusion material.

Spraying on anti flare can also help.
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