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Re: Advise for buying scrims for outdoor midday shooting

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john sharafRe: Advise for buying scrims for outdoor midday shooting
by on Aug 18, 2004 at 5:20:57 pm

Don,

In the two cases you describe; bright water and white rocks in the backround in open sunlight, the best use of your grip equipment would be to use as large a reflector as you have (6x6 or 12x12 grifflin) to either fill in the shaddow side of the face (from a high sun or side direction) or key the face if it's totally in shaddow and then use a smaller frame (4x4 or 6x6) overhead as either a silk, net or both. The thing to watch is the sun light shining down on the face from overhead or slightly back and lighting just the nose. This is an undesireable effect that the silk's diffussion can help ameliorate. Otherwise your concern is the ratio of the sunlight of the hair (especially light hair) to the overall exposure.

At the beach (beside the lake?) use can use the spikes mentioned in the other post, also known industrially as "bull pricks" as tie-off points to secure your overhead set with rope. Of course you'll need a sledge hammer and some brute strength to get them in and out, and use your common sence to determine their best placement considering the direction of the prevailing winds!


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