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Jun 25, 2010 13:40 |  #1

I'm going to be doing a shoot in a couple weeks, all day long, and I'm thinking of doing some early dawn, or late dusk shots on the beach (of a fitness model).

It will not be possible I don't think to take my strobes and vagabond, so I was thinking just using my 430EX off camera using my STE2 (Yes sun could be a problem but maybe not when it's not bright?).

Can anybody post some examples of something like this with any details of the shot? Would an umbrella or larger modifier be necessary. Let's see some samples of single strobe beach shots near dusk/dawn please! :)


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Jun 25, 2010 13:55 |  #2

drisley wrote in post #10426120 (external link)
It will not be possible I don't think to take my strobes and vagabond

Why not?


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Jun 25, 2010 14:05 |  #3

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Why not?

yeah- what he said:lol:


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Jun 25, 2010 17:00 |  #4

Gatorboy wrote in post #10426203 (external link)
Why not?

Because 4 people and a small car so there won't be room AFAIK.


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Jun 25, 2010 18:17 |  #5

^^Speedlight, without subtractive lighting, is not going to cut it. Take a scrim. ;)


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Jun 25, 2010 19:45 |  #6

A Vagabond and a strobe doesnt take up THAT much room. Id figure out a way to bring them!


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Jun 25, 2010 21:31 |  #7

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A Vagabond and a strobe doesnt take up THAT much room. Id figure out a way to bring them!

No, not possible. There is barely enough room to bring my camera.

So back to the question at hand, anybody have any ideas or examples?


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Jun 25, 2010 22:37 |  #8

http://www.modelmayhem​.com/765585 (external link)


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Jun 26, 2010 10:41 |  #9

LOL!

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> BIKINI PHOTO HOURS OF OPERATION:
To those here in Florida, you know too well how hot and humid it gets during the summer afternoons.
Therefore, my hours of operation while its cooler and not as humid outside are from DAWN until about 10am... eh, maybe 10:05
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I use natural light meaning that big yellow ball of fire way up there in the sky called "The Sun" and "Magic Hour" happens only once in the morning around sunrise so if you cant be on time- the only other option is, be early.
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The sad thing here is sunrise is about 4am and sunset is 11pm. Well, it's nice, but makes photography a bit exhausting. LOL.

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Jun 26, 2010 10:54 |  #10

4 am? Where do you live?


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Jun 26, 2010 16:15 |  #11

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4 am? Where do you live?

In the middle of Canada. The first sun starts to poke it's head at about 4am and the birds start chirping. At night there is still a weee bit of sunset at 11pm.

The late sun is awesome for camping and weekend partying, and considering our winters are dark from about 4pm to nearly 9am, it sort of makes up for the lack of light. :)

Further north, the sun never completely sets.


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Jun 26, 2010 22:32 |  #12

^^Thanks for the info. Definitely sounds interesting...though, rather cold. ;)


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Jun 27, 2010 10:18 |  #13

The model is really on the ball. She sent me this info for the day of the shoot. Keep in mind, the actually sunlight shows up earlier than stated, and stays out later than stated, by about an hour.

Sunrise: 0521
Sunset: 2139

It's only cold for 9 months of the year. It's currently in the 30c's (80f-90f) for the summers but beware the mosquitoes that are the size of eagles. Actually, that's the #1 food source for our mosquitoes... bald eagles. :)


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Jun 27, 2010 10:27 |  #14

Btw, last night I was checking and as it gets close to the golden hour, I'm shooting at some pretty high ISO's, like F2.8 and ISO3200. Perhaps that's a bit late? Focusing can be a bit difficult too.


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Jun 27, 2010 21:18 |  #15

Yeah, focusing at the beach in the AM requires a tripod, for me...at least. It's hard, without a light, and even then, a modeling lamp may not help.

Gotta just go with the flow, I suppose, for this one. :)


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