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Jarhead lamps (2 replies and 2 comments)

Vanniyan
3 months ago
Vanniyan 3 months ago

Dear master roger i assume you were busy with empire of the light shoot!. I just read ASC magazine March issue. There is a cover photo with your picture. You set the lamp. I would like to know what kind of practical lamps.  the lamp design applied your similar technique. You always put some bounce above the practical. When the lamp hang on frame the source coming from single lamps. But there is couple of bulbs above!

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Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

I think you can see from the picture that there are three mushroom bulbs surrounded by silver foil. I forget what the shot was in that specific case but using household bulbs in this way is/was a technique I use quite often.

Mike
3 months ago

Those 3 bulbs already have inbuilt reflectors in them so deliver quite a strong beam on their own, not seen the scene so not sure what the fourth bulb does but has been extended to light something. The photographer seemed to find it interesting enough to take the shot. Not sure if these 1980’s bulbs are available these days.

Vanniyan
3 months ago

Master i am just wondering why did you use mushroom bulbs instead of milk white bulbs? The distance of the lamps between above and below very short. If you do hang on above the frame how do you avoid mushroom bulbs on frame.

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

hey were close to the top of frame but, by using three, the source was a little soft. The unit was used as if it were a ceiling light but as that light was out of shot I felt this was more controllable.

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