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#1 kris brady

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:03 AM

hi guys, 

 I'm shooting a dentist clinic for a hospital coming up next week. Its in a high rise building. Lots of south facing windows and all the walls are bright white inside . The main challenge is very limited space everywhere, lots of the rooms are super small and poky. I need a very clean bright look, nothing dramatic. Anyone got any thought/ideas for setups? ill probably blow out the windows with some diffusion on them.  My main concern is working the space as I dont have the luxury of unlimited options. I dont think led panels overhead will beat the sun even indirect sunlight with diffusion..

 

looking forward to your thoughts! 

 

thanks!!  

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:39 AM

As long as don't see the window in any of the shots, you can always black it out, so that no sunlight comes in and light the room from scratch, just with your lights.


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#3 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

Ive had the same thing on pharma corp shoots in Asia.. pokey rooms.. harsh sun light.. what I did/do.. say with your bottom pic.. if the sun is steaming in and casting some decent shadows.. play with the blinds maybe .. and shoot the wides as they are.. use that sun light...bounce some fill if needed.. but there will be so much bouncing about not really needed..  then pull the blinds or drape the most offending area.. and light the close up,s.. faces looking through test tubes.. into microscopes.. blah blah.. with a couple of battery powered Astra,s... they have alot more punch that the older 1x1,s... so you can bash them through a small pop out diffusion frame.. and be quick and no cables.. 

 

Or if your budget is bigger..and you have more time and a gaffer.. as Brian suggests .. drape the windows and make your own sun light with a couple of smaller HMI.s.. 575w can be plugged into the wall sockets ..  but your compromised by not being able to have windows.. or lights ! in shot..  

 

Just the way Ive found to work these locations over time.. others could have better ideas.. 


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:42 PM

If the sun is overly harsh you could add nd gel + diffusion on windows?
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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:13 PM

thanks guys,. Heres one of the final result.  I have more but uploading is limited. feedback is welcome. :) 

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:10 PM

thanks guys,. Heres one of the final result.  I have more but uploading is limited. feedback is welcome. :)

 

Nice job Kris, what route did you end up going?


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#7 Chris Bourke

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:56 AM

Looks great!! I also look forward to hearing about how you achieved this soft high key look.

 

Best,

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#8 kris brady

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:43 AM

hey guys,  thanks.  The hospital (dentist office) was mainly white, I chose an angle of the room and bounced an M18 into it. I played and shaped it until it filled the room evenly with a nice level of ambient light. Sometimes this provided a nice key (like on the woman above) then I created neg fill for a tiny bit of contrast. if it didnt create enough for a key like in the image in the below link of the doctor,  I keyed above the ambient .  I'm not super technical or full of theory so I dont always know whats 'technically' right or wrong. I just go with what looks good. Im trying to learn more technical from experience

 

The combination of alexa and cooke glass helped achieve this look and is my favorite combo for anything with a human element.  I keyed with either a 1.2 PAR or an 800 joker. these and the 2.5 are the only 3 lights i had on set. lots of flags and rags and a slider and that was it.  

 

heres a link to a couple more images http://imgur.com/a/GzrRZ

 

hope you like them

 

Kris

 

 


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:44 PM

Nicely done Kris, thanks for sharing!


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#10 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:42 AM

Yes looks great.. 


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