Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] quick,cheapie (home depot) lighting?
From: "faneuil" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 21:20:18 -0500
References: <> <000701c291cc$26003960$>

you hit the nail on the head.

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From: "Ted Grant" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] quick,cheapie (home depot) lighting?

> Eric asked:
> >> I have always shot with available light, hit or miss.
> > I thought I would buy a flash for the job but I worry about blown out
> > featureless faces from having the flash too close.<<<<
> Eric,
> Use what you've always used, available existing light.  I can't imagine
> there isn't a near by window with nice soft light where you'll work with
> kind of light you're accustomed to, be far better and less stressful than
> screwing around with a bunch of lighting gear you've never used before.
> If you start panicking over using gear you haven't worked with you're
> to screw up, sure as heck. More so than doing what comes naturally, the
> light you see by. And if  you do it the way you've always been doing it
> you'll do just fine.
> You see all the questions you've asked in an almost panic state?  No need
> ask them at all, just relax and go do your thing as you've done many times
> before. Just meter carefully, then concentrate on the subject. :-)
> have a good one and sleep tight to-night. :-)
> ted
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