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Feb 04, 2018 10:07 |  #11026

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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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Dylan,

That is one hell of a result you have achieved. AND using a single-light setup.
- the use of the fan really brings this image to life.
- rendering to B&W - perfectly represents the drama
- composition is faultless


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Studio Lights: <... pending ...>

  
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Feb 04, 2018 10:08 |  #11027

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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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colours, focus, composition
WOW
bw!


"... with a clear perspective - the confusion is clearer ..."
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Feb 04, 2018 10:57 |  #11028

Cham_001 wrote in post #18556070 (external link)
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colours, focus, composition
WOW
bw!

Thank you!




  
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Feb 04, 2018 11:13 |  #11029

Very Nice Indeed!


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Feb 04, 2018 14:00 |  #11030

Cham_001 wrote in post #18556068 (external link)
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Dylan,

That is one hell of a result you have achieved. AND using a single-light setup.
- the use of the fan really brings this image to life.
- rendering to B&W - perfectly represents the drama
- composition is faultless


Thank you!

A bit of knowledge, a bit of trial and error, and a bit of luck. :)
I'm definitely seeing improvement in my shots.


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Feb 05, 2018 19:14 |  #11031

SOON

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Feb 05, 2018 20:35 |  #11032

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SOON

QUOTED IMAGE

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Feb 06, 2018 02:38 |  #11033

Recent test with Miops Smart & Miops Mobile Remote

Shot with Hi-Sync


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Feb 06, 2018 08:33 |  #11034

fotopaul wrote in post #18557448 (external link)
Recent test with Miops Smart & Miops Mobile Remote

Shot with Hi-Sync


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Hi Paul,

... This is simply beautiful! ...

Is it my imagination - is this image 'crystal-clear' ? if it is, then it still can't be 'perfect'!! (there, I said it)


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Feb 06, 2018 09:20 |  #11035

fotopaul wrote in post #18557448 (external link)
Recent test with Miops Smart & Miops Mobile Remote

Shot with Hi-Sync


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Excellent!

There are photos and there’s Paul’s work. Beyond that of a simple photo.


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Feb 06, 2018 10:58 |  #11036

Getting ready to do a couple weddings next month, and I saw something similar with craft paper, so I figured I'd get some "quick and clean" lighting setup in. The craft paper was purchased in the US at AC Moore and is in their scrapbooking section. Flash used is the Neewer NW985 Speedlight set at 1/32 power on a mini tripod with a DIY Gary Fong made from drawer liner and Velcro. All other details in the metadata.

Rings are mine and my wife's and have nearly 20 years of wear on them.


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Feb 06, 2018 11:02 |  #11037

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Thanks.

Indeed it is, my home studio (ex-garage) has 2.5m high ceiling, and was all painted white, after this session I decided to re-paint all dark grey to help, as this helped to demonstrate how much any lights I used were causing so much splash. I have v-flats and other things to help, but I'd rather have a global soloution as a base.

Ooooh, where did you buy V-flats in the UK? I've looked everywhere for them. Thanks.


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Feb 06, 2018 11:05 |  #11038

mhickman wrote in post #18557680 (external link)
Getting ready to do a couple weddings next month, and I saw something similar with craft paper, so I figured I'd get some "quick and clean" lighting setup in. The craft paper was purchased in the US at AC Moore and is in their scrapbooking section. Flash used is the Neewer NW985 Speedlight set at 1/32 power on a mini tripod with a DIY Gary Fong made from drawer liner and Velcro. All other details in the metadata.

Rings are mine and my wife's and have nearly 20 years of wear on them.
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Shot with extension tubes?


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Feb 06, 2018 11:18 |  #11039

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Shot with extension tubes?

Nope. Came back about 18-20" from the rings until autofocus picked them up, then I manually focused until the diamond looked the best. This is the uncropped photo.


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Feb 08, 2018 05:02 |  #11040

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Ooooh, where did you buy V-flats in the UK? I've looked everywhere for them. Thanks.

I got a couple of recticel 25mm boards from Jewsons:
http://www.jewson.co.u​k …ation-2400-x-1200-x-25mm/ (external link)

Covered them in lining paper using wallpaper paste, painted one side with blackboard paint, the other side with white matt emulsion, and followed this video:
https://www.youtube.co​m …_continue=1&v=o​amY8DNaw98 (external link)

The hardest part was finding the 3" gaffa tape in the UK, seems its only really available in the US, I managed to get some from a German company in the end.

EDIT: Took this while under construction:


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