20. Model throws paint

Yet another messy shoot in this chapter! Find out not only how to capture this stunning image of a model throwing paint in the direction of the camera from lighting to posing your model but also how you protect your gear, clean up all the paint and contain this sort of mess in your studio!

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  1. Hi Karl,
    Iam currently studying flash duration since I need to do some shots with dancers and splash. My question is: using speedlights with low power make flash duration very low and allows freezing, but I see you used also other flash heads that I am not sure if they have the same short flash duration capabilities.

    Can I use different flash duration units and focus my shortest duration lights to the fastest moving parts of the scene? In case I use mixed lights, does the ones with longer duration affect/blurry my shot?

    Thanks and regards

    1. Hi Renato, yes you can do what you said as long as the other mixed lightings are not affecting your main subject to strongly and/or their duration is not too long. As with all these things a certain amount of experimentation will be required. Remember also that one of the biggest effects on flash duration that can cause light pollution is the modelling lamps being too bright and also being recorded in the shot, so take a test shot without flash to check if they are being recorded.

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