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#1 Martin M. Kloeckener

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:29 AM

Hello!

 

Sorry for this dumb question, but what is a book light and when and why do you use it? I often read about it in this forums, but I have no idea how it looks and works.

 

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#2 Akos Baranya

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 06:46 AM

 

Here is a good example for a book light at around 5:40


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 09:02 AM

That example is a little confusing, as the lamp is incorrectly placed, and they have multiple layers of diffusion on the frame. Simply put, a book light is a lamp bounced off a frame or beadboard and then put through another frame of diffusion. The two frames meet on one edge, resembling a book.

 

Janusz Kaminiski's "7 Minute Drill" is a 12x12 frame of Ultrabounce and a 12x12 frame of 1/2 soft frost, usually with something like a 12 light maxi brute as the source.


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#4 Akos Baranya

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 03:00 PM

They do end up using it the intended way though :)


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#5 Martin M. Kloeckener

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:21 PM

Cool, thanks a lot! :)


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