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Jan 14, 2018 10:51 |  #10996

Very Walt Disney-like ! :)


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Jan 14, 2018 13:25 as a reply to post 18540522 |  #10997

Lol yes


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Jan 14, 2018 15:12 |  #10998

DigitalTuned wrote in post #18540489 (external link)
So i have not used my 5d3 and 5d2 since i bought my drone. I have been out shooting landscapes with the 550d and the drone itself. Wedding season starts soon for me and i decided to play with the cams to make sure they are in good working order along with my off cam flash system. I recently took my Christmas tree down and tossed it but kept this foil, glittery tree rope around to play with in front of the lend for some effects. Everyone is sleeping as it is 4am here but i had some of my anime model statues around to play.. I always wanted to try this technique? for a while now and i like the results

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5d3 with Canon 24-70mm
Godox V860II on cam triggering Godox AD360II
both located left and right behind me bouncing off the wall all flashes at 1/32. Didnt need so many flashes but like i said i was testing my gear.
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I want to try this with a person this weekend.. ill post some when i do if my model friend is free..

Interesting look! Def wanna get some "glittery rope" now lol.


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Jan 14, 2018 16:46 as a reply to Nismode's post |  #10999

Lol.. Cheap


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Jan 14, 2018 22:58 |  #11000

I've been practicing with single light setups for a while, and wanted to try more lights in a few configurations, now that I replaced my single AB800 and cheap speed lights with a Flashpoint system.
I noticed on a Youtube Hurley video he set up 3 small 24"? strip boxes in a triangle with speed lights to show how his Kinoflo setup could be closely matched.

I set up 3 80cm Godox SB in a triangle, then added a BG light to allow me to vary the BG.
Canon 6D, Canon 85mm 1.8 lens: ISO100, f/8, 1/160, set white balance to 5500

Top left- 80cm Godox SB, Explor600 1/32 (turned off for gray background shots)
Top right- 80cm Godox SB, Explor600 1/16+.3
Bottom- 80cm Godox SB, Zoom Li-on 1/4
BG Light- 7" reflector, Zoom Li-on 1/4+.7 for Gray Background (I think full power for White Background)
Popup BG, 6.5'x7.5' (earlier shots, not shown had black side of this and I tried some gels)

The Model: myself, SOOC (and boy, do I need some touchup...like a shave, shower and haircut to start)

What I learned:
-I prefer just the Key and Fill over the triangle set up. With the triangle setup, the catch lights are weird (but an interesting effect) and the lighting was pretty flat despite a 2:1 ratio. I think if I played with that ratio more and went for a 3:1, I might like it better. It was pretty subtle as is.
-I need a gray backdrop to try the gels for the BG. The white makes for blown out pastels, and the black makes the colors too dreary, though better than with the white by a mile.
-Posing for a self-portrait is a PITA.
-I love having my Flashpoint Explor600s and Zoom Li-Ons all tied together with the single R2 transmitter, built-in receivers and rechargeable on-board batteries. After hundreds of shots, the battery life hasn't budged. And almost no issues with firing. Sometimes if my transmitter is really close to one of the units (~2 feet), that one won't fire.

The before: (sorry for the lack of ambient in the setup pic)

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Jan 14, 2018 23:00 as a reply to AudiOx's post |  #11001

The after:
Triangle setup (white) and 2 light setup (gray)
Both SOOC

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Jan 14, 2018 23:32 |  #11002

AudiOx wrote in post #18541076 (external link)
The after:
Triangle setup (white) and 2 light setup (gray)
Both SOOC
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Both look very nice! Peter uses Kino Flo and strip boxes, so the catch lights are less "obvious". Do I see a little bit of Squinch! there? :)

And thanks for sharing the setup. You are mighty brave to hoist the AD600 high on the Nano stands.


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Jan 14, 2018 23:48 |  #11003

Lotto wrote in post #18541102 (external link)
Both look very nice! Peter uses Kino Flo and strip boxes, so the catch lights are less "obvious". Do I see a little bit of Squinch! there? :)

And thanks for sharing the setup. You are mighty brave to hoist the AD600 high on the Nano stands.

....yes, a bit a squinch. :)

If it wasn't just me running around, then I wouldn't put them on the Nanos. And NEVER outside.
I just got a C-stand (current booming over for the BG light in these pics), do have 1 Explor extension head, and have a bigger 13' stand with a 4' footprint.
My larger modifiers are 51" and 64" Buff PLMs which have far less cantilever, so that's what I normally plan to use for them.
My thought was I would use the C-stand for 1 Explor600 and the extension head on the 13foot for the other.

I've been wanting to 'fake' a Hurley test set up, and these little $35 80cm Godox SBs work in a pinch and are less than 1/2 the cost of the strip boxes at least.
I expect to use those 80cm SBs just with my Zooms primarily.


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Jan 15, 2018 00:27 |  #11004

Lighting looks good, don’t be afraid to test gels on your bare wall. I have a similar color wall in my living room and gels work fine in a pinch. Of course a grey seamless would be ideal.


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Jan 15, 2018 10:32 |  #11005

Osa713 wrote in post #18541136 (external link)
Lighting looks good, don’t be afraid to test gels on your bare wall. I have a similar color wall in my living room and gels work fine in a pinch. Of course a grey seamless would be ideal.

Good idea. That wall behind my collapsible BG is the front door. There is one bare wall I may try (after moving some furniture around). Our house "in-town" is pretty small compared to our old suburb house. That was before I got into photography; sure miss that aspect of the house.


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Jan 15, 2018 11:20 |  #11006

My daughter doesn't give me much time to take shots, so I get maybe 4 or 5 at a time before she's off doing her own thing as kiddos do.

Canon 6d, 85mm 1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO100, handheld
Collapsible BG on black side about 5 feet from subject.
80cm Godox SB with single Zoom Lion probably 1.5-2 feet from subject, almost in front and feathered a lot to keep it off the BG.
2 ft fan (yellow dot) setting up on a chair just to try it out. I would like to play with this more to get some better hair movement.

Very little post-processing: LR medium contrast, then bumped contrast/clarity/white​s/highlights a little, then profile correction, and bit of sharpening/noise reduction
This looks more blown out on my cheap work monitors. Looks better on my iMac processing computer. It might be how I'm exporting from LR to jpg also.
edit: It was bugging me, so I swapped the picture out. Reduced the highlights a good bit (+8 to -27), then bumped the exposure just a hair (+.3 to +.5). I think this captures the skin definition much better.

What I learned:
-need more time to fiddle with fan to get different effects and just managing the random nature of it.
-I like the modeling lights of the Explor600 because they prevent the eyes from dilating so much, compared to this setup with the speedlight.
-I hate the Bowens S-bracket pilot size. The pilot diameter is a too big, so the Godox Bowens SB doesn't seat tight enough allowing the 3 teeth to come out. The same SB has no problem seating firmly on the Explor600.

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Jan 15, 2018 13:33 |  #11007

Simple portrait of my nephew.

Canon 6D, 70-200 f/4L IS, 135mm, f/8, 1/160s, WB6300
Key Light Modifier: Buff PLM 51" silver umbrella with front diffuser (hmmmm, catchlight looks like front diffuser was off. Now I don't remember when I switched)
Key Light: AB800, don't remember power, probably 1/4 at most
Fill: 43" silver reflector below almost horizontal, held by reflector stand (edited to silver. I had white on some of the other pictures from this 'session')
BG: 5'x7' popup on black side

Post-processing: very minor. +1/3s exposure. Bumped whites & clarity, Tiny bit of blacks and vibrance. Some sharpening and profile corrections.
And a few blemishes removed (the kiddos had clearly been snacking prior to me coercing them to take a few shots)

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Jan 15, 2018 14:14 |  #11008

Local ballet school. Tried to use a larger octabox, but the C stand wouldn’t support it, so I went with a 29” foldable beauty dish. Speedlights for hair and rim lighting.

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Jan 15, 2018 17:32 |  #11009

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Jan 17, 2018 15:59 |  #11010

Setup: Use wide angle and get real close. Strobes in strip boxes on both sides and strobe with 6” reflector in front. Bottles on black acrylic.

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