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th3darkmarket
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Apr 04, 2016 11:31 |  #256

Profoto B1 in a 47" Octabox camera right

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ISO 100

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amtorres02
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Apr 07, 2016 20:46 |  #257

Here is my first attempt at it. Equipment used is Canon 50d Sigma 50mm 1.4 3 580ex II in a Softlighter Oct Box. Any comments welcome and thanks in advance. Shot at 640 sec F 2.0 at 6:30pm

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Apr 07, 2016 22:29 as a reply to amtorres02's post |  #258

I'd suggest a much longer focal length for such a tight head shot, it will give a more flattering result beacause you'll be standing further away to achieve the same framing. I'm not generally a fan of cutting off the top of people's heads, although it can be done well I personally don't think it really works here. If you could find a more appealing background that would be good too.
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Apr 07, 2016 23:00 |  #259

the other thing I would add to the above comment, which is completely correct, is that if you are that close to the subject, even though you stopped down to F2, you have razor thin DoF because of how close you are

the overall flash exposure is good plus you have a natural separation light on her hair

if i had to put improvements in order
- better background
- slightly further back (which will increase DoF and decrease distortion)


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Apr 08, 2016 11:45 |  #260

Thank you to those that made comments. I agree with all that was said. I was so excited to try this out and that my model was also willing that I just want to get it done. Perhaps in the near future I will get another chance and take into consideration the advice given. Once again thank you.




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Apr 08, 2016 12:59 |  #261

amtorres02 wrote in post #17964803 (external link)
Thank you to those that made comments. I agree with all that was said. I was so excited to try this out and that my model was also willing that I just want to get it done. Perhaps in the near future I will get another chance and take into consideration the advice given. Once again thank you.

Another option for practice, rather than waiting for another chance, is to pick up a mannequin head; always available and endless patience. Some are more realistic than others, but for less than $30 you've got something to test HSS, different modifiers, varied light positions, etc. You can try to produce all of the different portrait lighting styles - loop, Rembrandt, butterfly, and so on.

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amtorres02
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Apr 08, 2016 23:05 as a reply to Spats139's post |  #262

Thanks Dale




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dmward
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Apr 11, 2016 22:08 |  #263

An old school "rule of thumb" is that portraits closer than waist high should be taken with a lens that is at least twice the "normal" focal length. For 35mm that means approximately 100mm.
When using a lens that focal length, the out of focus background becomes even less decernable. Especially if it is a couple of EV brighter or darker than the exposure required for optimum on the main subject.


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May 09, 2016 00:08 |  #264

Rovelight 600B camera left in a 36in Fotodiox EZ Pro octabox double diffused at 1/2 power. Triggered by 2 YN622C's.

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May 09, 2016 00:19 as a reply to jamstar35's post |  #265

nice job with the 85 1.8 and Rovelight!


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May 09, 2016 00:32 |  #266

mpstan wrote in post #18000688 (external link)
nice job with the 85 1.8 and Rovelight!



Thank you!!


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May 10, 2016 02:19 |  #267

Lighting:
1 Rovelight 600B camera right at 1/2 power in a 5 ft PCB octabox set off by a pair of Yongnuo Yn622c triggers.

Exif:
Canon 6D + 135L
f/2 - 1/1000th - ISO 50

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May 10, 2016 09:36 as a reply to fjhphotography's post |  #268

love your works!


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May 10, 2016 13:17 |  #269

First time out with the Cheetah 600X --- HSS was great! Being able to shoot past 1/200th a second without an ND filter.... worth every $ I paid for the strobe/setup. Modifier was the Cheetah RB-120 on a Cheetah 12ft stand.

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May 10, 2016 14:36 |  #270

fjhphotography wrote in post #18001992 (external link)
Lighting:
1 Rovelight 600B camera right at 1/2 power in a 5 ft PCB octabox set off by a pair of Yongnuo Yn622c triggers.

Exif:
Canon 6D + 135L
f/2 - 1/1000th - ISO 50
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Nice one. I need to use more of my 5' octa.


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