“Slimbob Playing With Iris”
What a great headline to get your attention …..if your sick minded like Midnight Blue
that is …hence his name.
No offense MB you know I love you
It has been a hectic few weeks with work on weekdays and weekends so not had much chance to scratch my back never mind get studio stuff done.
However I did manage to get some quick iris tests done last weekend.
PLEASE EXCUSE THE GLARE (TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER) THAT WILL BE SORTED
I feel I am getting very close now to being happy with the look and am looking forward to starting to shoot my stuff!
However I would still like to test the below out of interest and curiosity:
- Try no diffusion in front of key and fill like David recommended.
- I want I try 1/100 shutter speed as Tim mentioned.
- Experiment throwing the background out of focus by putting ND filter in front of lens to allow me to open iris up more.
One thing I have noticed is in this test when the iris is open it is still not throwing the background out of focus. I read that the bigger the gain up value is the more the quality starts to deteriorate!!!
So might end up keeping back ground in focus. not sure.
I have saved up and stocked up on 275 photoflood bulbs (same brand) and back light bulbs so I have years of shooting ahead of me with standardised studio /lighting
One major bummer is the uplight bulbs I used are now obsolete!!!!!!
I have tried same bulbs different brand but different (ie) not as blue and look bad.
I am on this and once I find good bulbs I will stock up too so all is good for a few years.
Who knows by then I might have proper stuff!!!!
Anyway any feedback on what iris setting you prefer is massively appreciated.
Understand it will come down to me in the end to choose but it is always nice to hear other more experienced guys opinions.