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Using flash with PhotoKey

Posted: Wed, 6th Jan 2010, 4:12pm

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FXhomer91859

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Hi,
I am considering buying the software and considering using it with flash instead of lamps. I usually shot on location, and carry 2 flashes with umbrella or other light modifier depending on environment. Is this software or chromakey concept will work with flashes for portrait photography? I do planning to use a green screen. Any experience?
Posted: Wed, 6th Jan 2010, 10:56pm

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Axeman

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The lighting principles would be the same whether the lighting is continuous or flash. As long as the background is evenly lit and you have some degree of separation between the background and the subject, you should be ok. I don't have any hands-on experience lighting greenscreen with flash though.
Posted: Sat, 9th Jan 2010, 7:57pm

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xtremed

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FXhomer91859 wrote:

Hi,
I am considering buying the software and considering using it with flash instead of lamps. I usually shot on location, and carry 2 flashes with umbrella or other light modifier depending on environment. Is this software or chromakey concept will work with flashes for portrait photography? I do planning to use a green screen. Any experience?
all the shoots we do are with a green backdrop on location and (depending on the location) 2 to 6 800W flashes with umbrellas.

It's important to watch out for shadows on the backdrop, it usually is handy to have a light flash set to light up the background.