I was disappointed with yesterdays testing but answers were right around the corner, or should I say a click away. I was reading awhile back about using the Profoto Hardbox on model mayhem, (yes, I’m kinda a lurker) it finally inspired me to get it. whoop whoop! I’m sure it could be duplicated with $5 worth of cinefoil, but now I look cool.
Hey, (thinking to myself) if I bought that piece of equipment my images will look just like his…nope, not even close girlfriend. I was aware of the Hardbox in the past, but when I saw the price I said “forget about it”. Remember, photographers have a special gene that allow us to justify any and every purchase (even lucky jeans).
I remembered a reply in the photography forum from a wonderful photographer in Paris, Neil Snape, gorgeous, gorgeous. So I sent him a message today asking him to clarify a few points in his reply. He wrote about three lights for the setup, the third light made no sense to me. The second fill light made total sense. He replied back for what I was shooting I didn’t need the third light (I still don’t know what it was for)?
The point of this post is, look what the internet has done for “our” shooting. I can just zip off a message to someone I’ve never met in Paris and get a reply in no time. Gotta love the www.
The image above was shot with my HMI Joker 200, I bought it used at Detroit Power and light. I’m using a tri flector about waist level. Kinda the look I’m going for but I want darker shadows.
Digital can make you think you’re a better photographer than you really are, but it also kicks you in the ass and tells you, Dude or Duddette… You Suck!
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