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Dec 26, 2015 15:23 |  #31

As a guest I shot this at -2/3rds SOOC jpeg. Some years ago now from a 1DS. Imagine what it would have been like with no flash? Horrendous shadows.


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Dec 26, 2015 15:28 |  #32

LincsRP wrote in post #17833141 (external link)
So you do use flash then?

Only at the reception. Not really fill either. Just for added light in general as it would be too dark otherwise.

During the rest of the day it doesn't come out of the car.


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Dec 26, 2015 15:31 |  #33

LincsRP wrote in post #17833156 (external link)
As a guest I shot this at -2/3rds SOOC jpeg. Some years ago now from a 1DS. Imagine what it would have been like with no flash? Horrendous shadows.

It would still have had the cluttered background, unflattering angle, the two women with their eyes shut (or just about shut) on top of the slightly worse shadows that the ones in the image even with flash.

Looking at that shot you could have used the light that was already there much better.


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Dec 26, 2015 16:12 as a reply to  @ memoriesoftomorrow's post |  #34

"Looking at that shot you could have used the light that was already there much better."

So you edited the posting 19 mins later with something that doesn't make sense? Just how are we going to reflect light from shadows then?

Considering all your galleries are password protected so we cannot see your qualities how do we evaluate your quality?

Any photographer worth their salt exhibits their wares. Mine are in the public domain...


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Dec 26, 2015 16:38 as a reply to  @ LincsRP's post |  #35

There are thousands of pictures on my business facebook page, thousands.

And as for not being in the public domain... I'd google Peter Adams-Shawn if I were you... You'll find I'm very much in the public domain.

If you'd have shot from a different angle with a different backdrop the light would have fallen very differently. You chose harsh sidelighting for the group.


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Dec 26, 2015 16:53 |  #36

The use of off-camera lighting depends on your vision as a photographer. There are some situations where off-camera lighting will ruin the awesomeness of the scene in front you, while other images you can only pull off with flash. First step is to always look at the available light and then make a decision based on the light and environment before you.


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Dec 26, 2015 17:15 |  #37

Here are some of my ambient only photos:

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And some of my strobed exampes:

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Dec 26, 2015 19:24 |  #38

Here is a few no flash using a 70-300 Nikon VR lens.
I use flash a lot just not for this kind of shot on the beach,


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Dec 28, 2015 08:27 |  #39

Zansho wrote in post #17833277 (external link)
Here are some of my ambient only photos:

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This one is ambient only? It seems that is an artificial light source, although if it's not you controlling it...I guess would qualify as it "ambient".

I am curious if it wasn't a flash/strobe, what was providing the light for you? It's very controlled for ambient.




  
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Dec 28, 2015 08:54 as a reply to  @ agrandexpression's post |  #40

No. They said that was strobed.


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Dec 28, 2015 09:01 |  #41

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #17834917 (external link)
No. They said that was strobed.

Oops...I did miss that statement between the photos.

Thanks!




  
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Dec 28, 2015 10:38 |  #42

My 2pence...the one in the middle is MY daughter-in-law. She actually is beautiful as are her friends.
Getting pictures here is not like Facebook easy or Tumbler elegant...OK, I'll be off again.
POTN is not getting any better.

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The guy is MY SON, an accomplished musician and a molecular scientist an one hell of a nice guy.
No flashes. The setting sun was reflected from the windows of the building from the left (the big group) and from behind me (the smaller group)
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Dec 28, 2015 15:23 as a reply to  @ agrandexpression's post |  #43

I put in my post that that particular example were my flashed strobe. In that case, it would be a single Einstein with an octobox providing the light.


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Dec 28, 2015 15:28 |  #44

Zansho wrote in post #17835303 (external link)
I put in my post that that particular example were my flashed strobe. In that case, it would be a single Einstein with an octobox providing the light.

Yeah, I scrolled right past the mention that they were part of the strobed examples




  
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Dec 28, 2015 16:38 |  #45

F-Stran wrote in post #17833248 (external link)
The use of off-camera lighting depends on your vision as a photographer. There are some situations where off-camera lighting will ruin the awesomeness of the scene in front you, while other images you can only pull off with flash. First step is to always look at the available light and then make a decision based on the light and environment before you.

I agree. My style(vision) is to use the available light as efficiently as possible. I *rarely use flash of any kind. It's also rare that I prefer photos with flash, including some of those in this thread. It comes down completely to my style and preference.

garbidz wrote in post #17835004 (external link)
Getting pictures here is not like Facebook easy or Tumbler elegant...

It's not difficult either...

A few of mine.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/vHFb​bS  (external link) Moments of Beauty. (external link) by Kenneth Midgett (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qayK​gy  (external link) There's a first for everything. (external link) by Kenneth Midgett (external link), on Flickr

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