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Carla Cameron
using light to disguise someone
on Jun 13, 2008 at 6:26:47 pm

Hi,

I am doing an interview with someone who doesn't want her identity known. How do I use lights to hide her face? I am using a Panasonic DXV100B and I have a 750w Tota light and a 500w and a 250w omni light (both of these have blown and I will purchase new bulbs).

I will be shooting at dusk.

I practiced setting up the shot with a friend and we stopped down to F16, used N/D 1/8, turned the lights off and turned the 750w Tota around to face the wall. My assistant sat in front of the light but we could still see it.

How should I go about doing this?

Thank you,


Carla


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john sharaf
Re: using light to disguise someone
on Jun 13, 2008 at 6:38:15 pm

Use camera settings to "crush the black" either with gamma (raise number - ie .45 to .55) or master pedestal (lower number).

JS



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jon agnew
Re: using light to disguise someone
on Jun 15, 2008 at 9:35:58 pm

In a very dark room, use nothing but a backlight on the subject. If you need, or want, some detail in the background, try throwing a SMALL amount of light on it.

Use that in conjunction with John's suggestion to crush the blacks and you should be alright.



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Carla Cameron
Re: using light to disguise someone
on Jun 16, 2008 at 2:01:40 am

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

Carla



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