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Studio Setup

Posted: Sat, 17th Sep 2011, 7:20pm

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FXhomer99876

Force: 800 | Joined: 7th Sep 2011 | Posts: 2

PhotoKey 5 Pro User

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Hi to all
I have just become a PhotoKey Pro 4 user and today was the first time I tried to shoot with the green background at a Kids party. The reason I did the shoot with the green background was to save time and space other than bring with me lots of Lastolite Background and accessories.
I cannot complain about the result but I'm not particularly happy.
I used a Bowens 500R studio light and Lastolite HiLite 6X7 background with Lastolite green Cover.
Have any of you got experiences in studio with the chroma key and what settings did you use (for example, in a studio I'm always using 125 F 11 but today it did not work) and what type of equipment is better for shooting with the green background?
I will appreciate any help.
This is a list of material that I used
Nikon D700
Nikon 14-24mm 2.8
Nikon 16-35mm f4 vr
Nikon 24-70mm 2.8
Nikon 85mm 1.4
Nikon 105mm 2.8
Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 vrii
Nikon SB800 X2
Bowens 500R X3
And lots of Lastolite accessories.
Thanks in Advance
Posted: Sun, 18th Sep 2011, 1:45am

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Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

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SuperUser

What aren't you happy with/about? If you can give us some idea of what you want to change, perhaps we can offer some suggestions as to how to get there? Some images to demonstrate whatever problem you were having would also be helpful, if possible.

That's an awful lot of lenses for a greenscreen shoot; typically you would set up the gear, and every shot would be basically the same, and only one lens would be required. Was there a particular reason you needed to use 6 different lenses? Understanding the requirements of your shoot will help us provide more relevant suggestions.
Posted: Sun, 18th Sep 2011, 11:59am

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FXhomer99876

Force: 800 | Joined: 7th Sep 2011 | Posts: 2

PhotoKey 5 Pro User

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Hi Axeman
Thanks for your reply.
I usually use 105mm f2.8 or 70-200mm 2.8 for shooting in the studio but yesterday I had lots problem with the deep ( distance between the subject and the background) because I could not see the background.
Can you please tell me how I can add a photo to my message?
Thanks
Posted: Mon, 19th Sep 2011, 3:31pm

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Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

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Unfortunately we don't have a way to directly upload photos on this forum, sorry. You'll have to upload the image to a site somewhere, and give us a link. www.imageshack.us is one option for image hosting that is free, if you don't have space of your own.

So it sounds like you were trying different lenses in an attempt to rectify a problem you were experiencing, rather than planning on regularly using all the lenses you listed throughout the shoot? When you say you couldn't see the background, do you mean there wasn't enough light on it, so it wasn't exposing bright enough?