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sega62
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Jul 25, 2013 06:35 |  #1

I was asked to shoot in a hotel room, its a friend of mine with two models to shoot some fetish pics, it does'nt have to be super professionel, but .....I want to make the best out of it.

So far I have only used my 5dmk2 with my canon 580exII primarily on my camera.
I did some nice shots in bars, but I want to use 2 flash, my 430exII and my 580 ex II.

question 1)
Better to shoot with pocket wizard for total freedom.
question 2)
Or should I only shoot with the 580 on camera and my 430 as a slave.
They will be 3 person sometimes in the same shots, dressed in latex.....

I am willing to rent some stuff, no problem!
The actual room is on the pic....

Thanks for your advice.

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Jul 25, 2013 10:34 |  #2

The most important factor is to get your gear ahead of time and practice a ton before you get to the room and models. Off camera lighting will dramatically improve your photo quality. The simplest approach is to get a light stand w flash mount, an umbrella, and an eTTL cord to use 1 single flash off camera. Put the light stand about 6 feet away from the subject and pointed straight at the models at an angle to camera position.

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The next step up is 2 wireless triggers such as http://www.amazon.com ...-1&keywords=ettl+wirele​ssexternal link

You would use the 580 with umbrella as the front main light and the 430 with a snoot as the side accent light and position it to just light up the side and back of the models.

Pocket Wizards are higher quality but 3x the price for the same function.


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Jul 25, 2013 18:22 |  #3

sspellman wrote in post #16152781external link
The most important factor is to get your gear ahead of time and practice a ton before you get to the room and models. Off camera lighting will dramatically improve your photo quality. The simplest approach is to get a light stand w flash mount, an umbrella, and an eTTL cord to use 1 single flash off camera. Put the light stand about 6 feet away from the subject and pointed straight at the models at an angle to camera position.

http://www.amazon.com ...sr=8-2&keywords=ettl+cordexternal link

The next step up is 2 wireless triggers such as http://www.amazon.com ...-1&keywords=ettl+wirele​ssexternal link

You would use the 580 with umbrella as the front main light and the 430 with a snoot as the side accent light and position it to just light up the side and back of the models.

Pocket Wizards are higher quality but 3x the price for the same function.

Thanks, I will do exactly that and some experiments....
It will surely help me.....




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Jul 25, 2013 18:32 |  #4

Use one of the table lamps for ambient, then one speedlight for main and one for rim or fill.

see this thread
http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​309738


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Jul 25, 2013 20:39 |  #5

windpig wrote in post #16154021external link
Use one of the table lamps for ambient, then one speedlight for main and one for rim or fill.

see this thread
http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​309738

Very nice, thanks!:cool:




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Jul 30, 2013 06:59 |  #6

You may find the power of the lamps is too low when using strobes


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Aug 01, 2013 13:58 |  #7

Drag the shutter then ,if ambient is too low. Bt you will also have two color temps to deal with- tungsten and daylight. You could use a cto gel to balance them.


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Aug 11, 2013 22:34 |  #8

Speedlites, gelled if you want ambient contribution from the lamps in the room.
Relatively slow shutter speeds. Practice. All good advise.

If you go to www.intimateimagesbyda​vid.comexternal link (nudity on site NSFW) and check the galleries, Alex, Lisa and Annie were all shot in situation similar to yours. All with speedlites in umbrella type soft boxes.

Whatever lighting was used for the room shot is a good start.


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Aug 14, 2013 06:37 |  #9

the room shot could be off the hotel's website ;) just sayin


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