02-24-2022 07:21 PM
I'm having a problem with vignette/banding on one side of my pics when using studio strobes. At first I thought this might be caused by exceeding the shutter speed max resulting in banding from the curtain but the attached samples were all shot at 1/160 which is well within the 1/250 max for my Canon R6 when using studio strobes (Alien Bees). These were shot at 100ISO, 58mm, f6.3 using my Canon 24-70 f2.8 L lens. The strobes are set up either side of me at the same distance on the same power level
This seems to keep happening when I do studio shoots and I would really appreciate any thoughts on how to fix the issue. Thanks a lot!
02-25-2022 10:34 AM
First thought is placement of the strobes. You may have to move one or both to balance the scene. Your back drop may not be perpendicular to the camera so check that.
02-25-2022 11:37 AM
Thanks so much for your input EB. I really appreciate it. It's a great point but this has occurred on all my recent studio shoots and the band is always on the left when shooting portrait and then at the bottom when shooting landscape. This is despite having the strobes set up the same way and distance either side of me with the same power and the backdrop perpendicular. So I don't think the strobe balancing or perpendicular backdrop are the issue in this case. Do you have any other suggestions I can explore?
02-25-2022 10:35 AM
Do and check the easy stuff first! 😊
02-25-2022 11:53 AM
I know of no issues with inconsistent output from Alien Bee strobes but it is a possibility too I guess. Even though you have them spaced exact distance, BG right, try altering that distance to see if it either clears up or gets worse. If it improves or gets worse it could be a faulty strobe. Cameras tend to capture exactly what we tell them to, ... mostly!
I suppose so we need to eliminate the camera being at fault, you need to have Canon do a C&C on it. At the same time explain exactly what you are seeing.
This can be corrected in Lightroom or Photoshop.
02-27-2022 12:15 PM
Yes, that would be a good point about the strobes. What makes me think that's probably not the culprit for my issue is that it has occurred at different studios with different strobes. It seems like I might need to get the camera checked out. I do really appreciate you taking time to address my issue.
02-06-2023 05:15 PM
Hi! I'm having the same issue and the shadow shifts as I rotate the camera. Did you ever figure out what was wrong?
02-06-2023 06:17 PM
It would be better to start a separate topic as this original one is a year old now. Also, please post a couple images so we can see exactly what is going on.
02-26-2022 11:34 AM
As you can see it is an easy fix in Photoshop.
02-27-2022 12:17 PM
Yes, I think that's a good workaround until I resolve the cause. Did you use the linear gradient feature on the section with the vignette and reduce the shadow?? Would love to know a quick photoshop fix. Thanks!
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