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5th of November 2008 (Wed), 00:13
I had two home depot work lights behind me one on the left and one on the right and 580ex on camera for fill. Any tips for the next one?

5th of November 2008 (Wed), 00:13
and one more

5th of November 2008 (Wed), 00:21
that light is way too harsh. if you can find a way to defuse the light.. i would do that. or if you can put the lights on a dimmer or something.. i dont know.. thats pretty hard like though.

what f stop did you use and iso?

5th of November 2008 (Wed), 00:25
They look like on camera flash....

Get the flash off camera and bounced or diffuse as shannyd said.

5th of November 2008 (Wed), 00:46
ISO 400, F/4.0 1/60sec. I will practice without the on flash camera. I mostly shoot outdoors, but she was due in 2 weeks and wanted black and white with no distracting back ground. She wants me to take some of her baby now 1 week old and those have to be indoors so I will be doing some bounced or diffused light practicing. Thanks for the tips.

5th of November 2008 (Wed), 04:36
Light source needs to be bigger, and brighter one side than the other. Since you're doing B&W mixed color temps isn't too bad, but not good if you want color photos.