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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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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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Exactly what you need to know depends on the type of studio photography you are doing and the needs of the client. Generally, the more you know, the better you'll do. There isn't some set minimum or some set maximum beyond which it won't help. Certainly basic composition and 3 point lighting are valuable to know, understanding the exposure triangle and ...


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Light creates shadows but also removes them. The key is simply to illuminate the object from below or lift the object above the background. For the color, green and blue are often used in video but then most people have to apply the spill-removal tool after the keying tool to cancel the green cast that appears on subjects shot next to a green screen. In ...


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You do not need to photograph on a green background to be able to separate them out later. Green screens are used in video so that the process can be automated since many, many images need to be altered (24 to 30 per second of video). For still images, it is much higher quality to do manual masking to extract the objects since you only need to do it for ...


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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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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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