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- November 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM #71115
I have this light kit:
If you're considering, be sure to get better stands as the stands that they come with are no good.
I'm only using 2 of the 3 softboxes. Shooting in a pretty small room, maybe 12×13. I put the two stands as high as they will go and aim the softboxes down at the subject, 4 of the 5 lights in each softbox on. The subject complains that the lights are too bright. Anything I can do about that? Thanks for any input…
Why are you using two softboxes? I've done hundreds of intervierws with a softbox and only use one as a key light. Other lights (Lowel tota) are used for back and fill lights.
This isn't an interview type of video, I don't want to have shadows, should be more like a newscast, full even lighting, but without blinding the guy =)
Understood. I'll still repeat my original question which is why do you need two soft boxes, especially in such a small space?
well if I only use one then it's not enough light, picture looks dark, unless I"m doing something wrong? they always say the more light the better with video, no? If I only use one box with all 5 lights on, then one side of the video will be darker than the other
This is extremely difficult to comment on with out seeing some pictures.
If you can, please post a few shots of the room (from each end please).
How tall is the room?