Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Studio Flash help needed...
From: phong at (Phong)
Date: Tue Sep 28 04:06:15 2004

Mark Rabiner wrote:
> Use one less light. You are using two. You only need one.
> In real life there is one sun in the sky. One moon at night.
> One light in your eye. One shadow below.
> In science fiction there may be any number of aforementioned.
> Hence the double shadows to either side of ERB's John Carter as 
> he stands on
> the night Martian landscape. (two moons)
> And those two reflections off his shield.
> (the moons are real, John Carter is the Science fiction part)

Plenty of times you see both the moon
and sun in the sky at the same time.
And you don;t have to go to Mars to see that

That said, don't use two if one can do.
Unless it's chopsticks, or socks.

- Phong

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