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Old December 5th, 2010, 07:40 PM   #16
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Wow. Nice deal. There's actually a brick and mortar Harbor Freight not too far from me. I'll have to go check it out. For 20 bucks each how can you go wrong.
Thanks for the tip.
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Old December 5th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #17
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Those units are great. I have 4 of them and use them all the time.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:59 AM   #18
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Agreed! I use them all the time.
They are also great for controlling accent lights on background objects and dimming practicals.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #19
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Sometimes I notice that we lighting a subject head on or from the front, there will be a shadow under the chin that is difficult to deal with.
Start by adjusting you camera angle, all the similar problems that I see is caused by the camera being too low and shooting into the chin. The camera lens should be at the same height as the eyes, then tilt it down to frame the subjects, by doing this you'll hide or make less prominent the shadow on the chin. Shadows are important, that's what gives modeling and depth and the only way to control it is by correctly placing the key light.

With subjects with prominent double chin the camera should be even slightly higher. Also by getting the subject to look slightly upward the chin will stretch and make it almost disappear or become less noticeable.

Read some books on portraitures.
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Old December 7th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #20
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Nino thanks for chiming in. I stumbled onto your sight a few days ago when trying to find an answer to this question. It looks like a great resource and I am sure that I will be using it to gain more knowledge.
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