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When I did a studio photoshoot, part of what was included in the basic package was a large fan unit. I suspect that a leaf blower is giving too direct a jet of air that is mainly being attenuated by the model's face (hence unable to keep eyes open) and then little kinetic energy is transferred to her hair. The unit at the studio was a very large fan ...


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Some ideas from others: Several people note the significant drying effect on the subject's eyes. A number suggest turning wind off except when actually taking photo. A suggestion that sounded good is to add a shield in the middle of the airstream (they used a plastic plate) to create a low velocity area for the eyes. A number of people suggest these - ...


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Complementary to the other answer (by @b-shaw), which focusses on creating this effect in post processing, I'll try to explain how you can achieve this effect "in real life". Your camera captures light (fotons). So you need a light source (in your example at the right side, above the field of view of the camera) and something the light can reflect upon. ...


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Paper can work. I've done a few shots with a roll of butcher's paper as the backdrop. As you note though, there are many different types of paper and some have a more pronounced texture than others. There are papers specifically designed for this - For example on Amazon Savage Seamless Background Paper, 53" wide x 12 yards, Super White, #1... and there is ...


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My guess is that the studio lights overpowered the speedlight to the point it was barely contributing to the lighting. Next time turn off all the studio lights, place the speedlight with the gel, take test photos and adjust the camera settings until you get the effect you want (or maybe just a bit darker then you want), then turn on the studio lights and ...


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Bring the model as far forward as you can to open up as much distance as possible between the model and the backdrop and to bring the light(s) in as close to the model as possible without getting it in shot. You then drop the level of the lighting to suit the closer positioning As light falls off in accordance with the inverse square law, you have the same ...


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I elect not to answer your question. Really, there are two questions: One in your title, "How do I setup my studio for shooting large rugs from the ceiling?" And the other, "Could you please suggest the best way for mounting the camera to the ceiling, ...". What you ideally want A flatbed scanner is what your ideal solution is. You have a planar surface ...


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If the envelope of the bulb is glass or quartz and is not coated, near-pure alcohol and a lint-free cloth will do just fine. I use Eclipse and Pec Pads because I have them handy, but ethanol, methanol or isopropanol will work. Small bottles can be had from anyplace that supplies industrial chemicals. Avoid what you find on the shelves a drug stores, as ...


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Another possibility is to have someone hold a large card, or panel, or box side, and wave it to create air flow. The problem with many sources like leaf blowers is that the air flow is too restricted. Waving a panel gives a broader air flow, and also allows you to control the power. Well, at least until your assistant's arms give out.


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I can tell you how the shot you indicated should be realized looking at picture. First of all there is low contrast that means that there is not any kind of barrier between the main light source and the camera. If you look at the shadows of the top raw they are more sharp than the bottom raw. and the left vertical raw has "vertical" shadow while the ...


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Anything that is light neutral-ish color will do - "very white" is not required. For white background you are going to over expose the background, the color of the wall will not be visible under all that light, a dark wall will require more light but anything that isn't actually dark and that doesn't have a very strong color will do just fine (obviously all ...


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You can try the Nikon SDK C# wrapper library. According to the site you can: Control your Nikon DSLR via USB Capture JPEG and RAW images directly to system memory Receive 'Live View' images Record video Query and change camera settings (exposure, aperture, ISO, etc.) I'm not entirely sure which Nikon cameras are supported, but I briefly tried it with ...



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