He ain't heavy, he's my brother

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    For strobists a simple living room setup: Place your strobe on a stand and point it towards one of the upper corners of the room, zoomed in max. This way you get a pretty consistent lighting all over the living room (if not too large) coming from a nice upper angle, and zooming in keeps some character in the shadows (not too shadowless light). Best is if you have a large window and you can place the strobe in one of the opposite corners. This way you can balance the strobe and natural with even better results. Very simple but works like a dream for me.

    My setup for living room size about 4x6 m: Strobe Canon 430EX, zoom 105mm, 1/2 power (= guide number 30m/90ft for ISO 100). Camera set to ISO 200 , f/5.6, and 1/30s to let some natural light enter as well.

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    1. zakwitnij 94 months ago | reply

      Wonderful boys, they remember me our plays with my brother when we were kids :) I was the big one, now he weights almost 2 times as much as me :)

    2. rmszda 94 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the lighting info, I'll try that with my grand kids, photo looks great too.

    3. marianofriginal 94 months ago | reply

      yep... great pic! wonderful lighting technique and very practical. awesome of you to share.

    4. strobist 94 months ago | reply

      If you want to read more about this technique, I did an article on it a ways back:


    5. Captoe 93 months ago | reply

      Very nice! Thanks for the setup info.

    6. Maki_C30D 92 months ago | reply

      great capture of precious moment!!

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