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Jul 02, 2009 17:11 |  #1546

enginyr wrote in post #8181481 (external link)
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Can you please share your lighting set up here. Love the effect.


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Jul 02, 2009 17:17 |  #1547

GenuineRolla wrote in post #8157106 (external link)
Here's the set up shot from yesterday's shoot, if anyone is interested.

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I really love your setup. Can you share with me your lighting gear please. I see an octabox, soft box and a beauty dish. Can you please give the specifics on these and how you are triggering these, also are these on external battery packs?

My questions if sound stupid, please enlighten me.

Really appreciate your time and thank you!

zack


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Jul 03, 2009 07:18 as a reply to zackh's post |  #1548

HELP!

So I've done a ton of reading on the high speed sync, I have a set of Cybesyncs BUT my Canon 350D has a max sync of 1/250.

I want to expose for the sky and add a 580ex off camera, but when I trigger it using the cybersync i get a black band along the bottom. I understand what the black band is from but my question is:

If most cameras max sync is 1/250-1/500 then how can you go anywhere above 1/250th with off camera trigger systems? Do I NEED at least 2 EX Flash units?

thanks


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Jul 03, 2009 11:39 |  #1549

heymirth wrote in post #8217194external link
HELP!

So I've done a ton of reading on the high speed sync, I have a set of Cybesyncs BUT my Canon 350D has a max sync of 1/250.

I want to expose for the sky and add a 580ex off camera, but when I trigger it using the cybersync i get a black band along the bottom. I understand what the black band is from but my question is:

If most cameras max sync is 1/250-1/500 then how can you go anywhere above 1/250th with off camera trigger systems? Do I NEED at least 2 EX Flash units?

thanks

The simple answer is yes, you do: your 580 EX II to act as a master, and then slave, e.g., a 430 EX II or another 580 EX II. Alternatively you could get a ST-E2 to act as the wireless trigger for your 580, but for the same cost you could get the 430 and have another flash. Lastly, if you want to use radio triggers, Cybersyncs will not work (as you found out) but Radio Poppers or the new Pocket Wizards will (see this post).

Check out this videoexternal link for a nice demonstration of HSS with Canon EX units. If you have other questions, the experts in the Small Flash and Studio Lighting forum will surely know the answers.


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Jul 03, 2009 14:34 |  #1550

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Jul 03, 2009 15:27 |  #1551

Love this shot, very editorial. Maybe crop some of the empty space on the top.

Great job.

Zack


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Jul 03, 2009 15:33 |  #1552

zackh wrote in post #8219052 (external link)
Love this shot, very editorial. Maybe crop some of the empty space on the top.

Great job.

Zack

totally agree with zack.. the shot is lovely.. the space above is good if you want to font it with designs..

i always shoot wide to give you that option..

good work..

now this image probably shouldn't be here? any objections with a photo with 4 lights on the subject?

3 speed lights and one alien bee..

making a poster.. part 1 of 5 here..

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Jul 03, 2009 22:07 |  #1553

phamster wrote in post #8219087external link
totally agree with zack.. the shot is lovely.. the space above is good if you want to font it with designs..

i always shoot wide to give you that option..

good work..

now this image probably shouldn't be here? any objections with a photo with 4 lights on the subject?

3 speed lights and one alien bee..

making a poster.. part 1 of 5 here..

I dont see a reason, why not.

You are going all out with the strobes....I need to add additional lights to my gear. Great work.


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Jul 04, 2009 01:00 |  #1554

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Jul 04, 2009 02:13 |  #1555

zackh wrote in post #8214141external link
Can you please share your lighting set up here. Love the effect.


The trick to this shot is two speedlights. one left and one right. The flash on the right is up high and pointing down at a 45 degree and diffused with a 24 x 24 softbox. The one on the left is far to the left and shot thru a ridiculously large diffuser. I think it is 60 x 40". Ratio is 8:1 8 being left and 1 being the right. Black background of course and 200 sync at iso 200


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Jul 04, 2009 07:30 |  #1556

enginyr wrote in post #8221359external link
The trick to this shot is two speedlights. one left and one right. The flash on the right is up high and pointing down at a 45 degree and diffused with a 24 x 24 softbox. The one on the left is far to the left and shot thru a ridiculously large diffuser. I think it is 60 x 40". Ratio is 8:1 8 being left and 1 being the right. Black background of course and 200 sync at iso 200

i think i commented on this photo before.. it is a great shot.. and the model is ridiculously attractive.. and i am not talking about the cute dog.. ha ha..

@ Peter

i like the second one.. and maybe the first one if it was PPed diffferently.. right now the colors don't grab me. but that is just me..:o

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Jul 04, 2009 11:20 |  #1557

zackh wrote in post #8214178external link
I really love your setup. Can you share with me your lighting gear please. I see an octabox, soft box and a beauty dish. Can you please give the specifics on these and how you are triggering these, also are these on external battery packs?

My questions if sound stupid, please enlighten me.

Really appreciate your time and thank you!

zack

Hey Zack

Here's what I did.

I used the beauty dish as key because it wasn't as heavy and I can get it up a bit higher than the octabox. I wanted it high so that the light would evenly cover the group.

Then, I chose to have the octabox and softbox as rims because not only did I want minimal shadows, but I also wanted the light to light up the surrounding elements/background.

I triggered them using cybersyncs and the Paul C. Buff Vagabond II to power the lights


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Jul 04, 2009 13:57 |  #1558

enginyr wrote in post #8221359external link
The trick to this shot is two speedlights. one left and one right. The flash on the right is up high and pointing down at a 45 degree and diffused with a 24 x 24 softbox. The one on the left is far to the left and shot thru a ridiculously large diffuser. I think it is 60 x 40". Ratio is 8:1 8 being left and 1 being the right. Black background of course and 200 sync at iso 200

How did you trigger these two speedlights? The right being inside a soft box.


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Jul 04, 2009 13:59 |  #1559

GenuineRolla wrote in post #8222587external link
Hey Zack

Here's what I did.

I used the beauty dish as key because it wasn't as heavy and I can get it up a bit higher than the octabox. I wanted it high so that the light would evenly cover the group.

Then, I chose to have the octabox and softbox as rims because not only did I want minimal shadows, but I also wanted the light to light up the surrounding elements/background.

I triggered them using cybersyncs and the Paul C. Buff Vagabond II to power the lights

Thank you so much for taking time to respond. I follow your work, I have been asked to shoot an upcoming rap artist and need all teh inspiration and ideas I can find.

Keep shooting.


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Jul 04, 2009 14:00 |  #1560

I used 3 speedlights. 550ex on camera but disabled using it as a master. Then on the left was the 430ex and right 550ex2. Triggering was thru the canon infra red ttl system.


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