Halloween Lighting using CLS

Discussion in 'Lighting Equipment' started by manitas, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. I am looking for suggestions for a simple setup to take pictures of the kids
    as they come to the house trick-or-treating. The effect I am trying to get
    is "spooky."

    I had thought of placing one flash camera right at 1/2 power, and another
    camera left behind the subject at 1/4 or 1/16. Maybe even from below the

    The equipment I have available is a Nikon D50, SB-800, SB-600, SC-17. I am
    trying to rustle up some gels or colored cellophane paper also.

    Any ideas? What would you try?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Im not sure how much this will help you, but i have a book and a lighting set up thats mentioned in it is described as the "traditional horror" look used in early cenima. The way its set up in the book is rather simple if you have the equipment (im sure once you understand it you can modify it for a poor man like i do ;) ). waht they do is light a background/drop evenly at 45 degree angles with two flash units. they have a soft box as a main light infront of the subject (behind the photographer) and two ubrella units infront of the photographer. now what they did to achieve this "horror" look is simply remove the soft box main light. this left the umbrellas as the main light. they are positioned low to the groun and pointed upwards at the subjects face. also they are not as powerful as the original main light. so to put it very simply, use the old flashlight under the face technique if ya know what i mean. hope that helps ya some.

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