I don't know kung-fu...
...but I like to pretend I do on Flickr.
Still thinking about different ideas for this scene I have. Was too tired to come up with something, so I just started lighting things up. Before you know it, the shirt came off (socks too), and I was doing kung-fu moves in the basement with my blue jeans on. As I was uploading this, I remembered that I have some black bottoms that would have looked pretty cool... next time maybe.
Light 1 - Background Wall Light
- Camera right
- 3 feet away from background wall, 8-10 feet from subject
- Light direction was parallel to back wall to skim surface and amplify the texture
- On a lightstand about 2-3 feet off ground
- Lastolite Ezybox (15" square), diffusion panel removed
- 1/16 -0.7 power
- Zoom 85mm
Light 2 - Key Light From Slightly Behind Subject
- Camera left, slightly behind subject
- Bare, but flagged to keep spill off of background wall
- On lightstand about 4 feet off ground
- 3 feet away from back wall, 2-3 feet away from subject
- Light pointed down at subject
- 1/32 power
- Zoom 50mm
Light 3 - Fill Light
- Camera left, slightly in front of subject
- 43" Westcott [reflecting] umbrella
- On a lightstand about 5 feet off ground
- About 6' away from back wall
- Umbrella facing right back at camera, feathered very slightly toward subject
- Umbrella choked-up a lot to prevent direct spill on subject and back wall
- Light flagged on one side to futher prevent spill on subject and back wall
- 1/16 power
- Zoom 24mm
- About 7 feet from subject
- Nikon D90
- Shutter 1/200
- Aperture f4.2
- Lens 18-105 @ about 30mm
- White balance set to "Flash"
- ISO 200
Flag placed between camera and umbrella (Light #3) to prevent light spilling back at lens.