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week thirteen contact sheets

The Story / The Concept: I wanted to demo the techniques that I use to give the feeling a set is lit by candles, so the challenge was to balance the strobes with the actual open flame. I wanted an air of mystery and sexiness both from the light and from the model.

Lighting: I lit this with a single strobe from camera left using a 20 degree grid. The ambient light in the room and the candles acted as fill.

Camera Settings / Meta Data: Exposure: F4 @ 1/50, focal length 95mm, ISO 200, exposure mode manual, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, lens EF 70-200 mm f/2.8. The data here is from a typical image from the shoot.

Basic Lighting / Metering: The light from the grid and the ambient light together metered at F4@1/50. The ambient light in the room was about 3 stops under the camera setting. Capturing the candle flame required the slow shutter speed of 1/50.

Time of Day:  4PM    Conditions: indoors    Location: Austin, Tx

Model: Marilyn B Misc Data: Makeup by the Jessica Page Wright, the wardrobe was provided by the model and myself. The location was free. This was a TFP shoot.

Total Cost: $14.00, This was a TFP shoot. All I bought was a few snacks.

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