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Dark + Ugly Wall + Green Backlight = Case Solved

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 03:18PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in , | Comments3 Comments | References1 Reference

I've been posting several shots from my classes done after sunset with tungsten spots and great blue sky in the past. Last Saturday after the nice blue with tungsten was done I told my students how they can use store windows and lit up walls etc for backgrounds after it gets totally dark outside. I saw this really ugly wall with a greenish outdoor light lighting it up. I thought this would make a great example of ugly turned nice. So I first positioned my model so the lamp backlit her and gave her great hair light. Then we used a Vector 3 mill candle light lamp from Target ($45) with a homemade 8x10 diffusion screen for main light. In the middle you can see the image straight out of camera, it is shot on AWB, 200 mm. 2.8 800 ISO. I told my students this needs to be made black and white or sepia. We could also of course have filtered our spotlight green, but...... The final image is run in Linge's Workflow Actions PS 1.03 BWPerfect. I love making something nice out of the worst places, and using spots rather then flash after sunset is GREAT FUN!!!


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Reader Comments (3)

It's amazing how that turns out. I'll have to remember that trick. Great job!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Linge

Great post Kenneth! Thanks for the explanation and examples. Very useful.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Jeide

Oj, lenge siden jeg har sett/hørt noe fra Linge. :) Alt bra med dere? Jeg er Marie (datteren til Kari-Mette) fra Tønsberg. I tilfelle du hadde glemt meg. :P

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

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