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Apr 24, 2010 22:15 |  #7651

burntpixel wrote in post #10059594 (external link)
1 AB800 on boom towards front quarter of car.
1 AB800 on 10' stand towards rear quarter of car.
Both of these pointing downward to use the floor as a reflector.
1 AB800 w/ red gel inside the car pointing upward toward the roof.

Setup
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Sweet work my friend and thank's for share the set-up !!


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Apr 24, 2010 22:35 |  #7652

drdiesel1 wrote in post #10059752 (external link)
Nice work and thanks for the setup info. :cool:

Thank you :D and your welcome.

edgar-Junior wrote in post #10059809 (external link)
Sweet work my friend and thank's for share the set-up !!

Thanks for the kind words :D and your welcome.

There is a fairly new thread (20 pages) down in the transportation forum with the light setup and final image. Lot of good info, I read the entire forum the night before shooting the Porsche.

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Apr 24, 2010 22:39 |  #7653

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Two from this evening using my single AB800 and a 430EX...

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One from many today. 2 ab 800's with 20° and 10 ° grids

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Apr 24, 2010 22:44 |  #7654

jdlloyd67 wrote in post #10059767 (external link)
Two from this evening using my single AB800 and a 430EX...

Nice! Nice balance of light. I have the 430EX II and just can not get a handle on it. How are you using it here?

Matter of fact I've had my bee's for a while now and I never leave the sync speed of my 40D (f/9-10 1/160). I've tried playing around on a few occasions with trying to blur the background by adjusting the f/ and speed. But I get an image in camera (lcd) that is half black when it's close to being the proper exposure. Thanks.
Any one up for some tutoring ;)


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Apr 25, 2010 02:36 |  #7655

burntpixel wrote in post #10059942 (external link)
Nice! Nice balance of light. I have the 430EX II and just can not get a handle on it. How are you using it here?

Matter of fact I've had my bee's for a while now and I never leave the sync speed of my 40D (f/9-10 1/160). I've tried playing around on a few occasions with trying to blur the background by adjusting the f/ and speed. But I get an image in camera (lcd) that is half black when it's close to being the proper exposure. Thanks.
Any one up for some tutoring ;)

If you go faster than the sync speed, you will have black bars on your image. That is the shadow of the shutter. You have to stay at 1/160 or slower. So the only adjustments you can make are ISO, f-stop and the power of the strobe. That is why people use the higher-powered strobes for outdoors work in bright daylight. You can get a proper subject exposure at f/16 or more, which will help to darken the sun without making your shutter speed too fast.

Or you can buy a 1D series (1/500 sync speed) or a Nikon D70 and a couple of other Nikons, which have an electronic shutter and can have some insane sync speeds (1/1000 or more).


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Apr 25, 2010 03:10 |  #7656

Week 16 of 52 for strobist photography!

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Apr 25, 2010 03:15 as a reply to  @ Savphoto's post |  #7657

single gridded BD with silver reflector.

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Apr 25, 2010 07:06 |  #7658

badgerW wrote in post #10060739 (external link)
If you go faster than the sync speed, you will have black bars on your image. That is the shadow of the shutter. You have to stay at 1/160 or slower. So the only adjustments you can make are ISO, f-stop and the power of the strobe. That is why people use the higher-powered strobes for outdoors work in bright daylight. You can get a proper subject exposure at f/16 or more, which will help to darken the sun without making your shutter speed too fast.

Or you can buy a 1D series (1/500 sync speed) or a Nikon D70 and a couple of other Nikons, which have an electronic shutter and can have some insane sync speeds (1/1000 or more).

Many thanks :D


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Apr 25, 2010 09:20 |  #7659

burntpixel wrote in post #10061249 (external link)
Many thanks :D

ORRRRR....you can use an ND filter :)

one from yesterday's shoot... first time using AB's largest octabox here in his TINY room..also first time using the Sigmalux lens at +20 MA

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Apr 25, 2010 09:57 |  #7660

Ugh, anyone else displeased with the quality of PCB's modifiers? Namely, their diffusion panels?

The first time I tried putting the sock over the beauty dish the elastic band snapped. And no, I didn't over stretch it.

Yesterday, my 3rd time using the giant softbox, I noticed 2 of the 4 buttons on the inner/primary diffusion panel broke off.

I will be calling PCB for a replacement tomorrow.

Ugh. Well, anyway. Here's a shot from yesterday's shoot.

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Apr 25, 2010 10:16 |  #7661

burntpixel wrote in post #10059594 (external link)
1 AB800 on boom towards front quarter of car.
1 AB800 on 10' stand towards rear quarter of car.
Both of these pointing downward to use the floor as a reflector.
1 AB800 w/ red gel inside the car pointing upward toward the roof.

Setup


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Apr 25, 2010 10:26 |  #7662

joosay wrote in post #10061695 (external link)
ORRRRR....you can use an ND filter :)

Using an ND filter will reduce the exposure from the strobe as well as from the ambient light. Again you will need a more powerful flash. Unless you are using a graduated ND with the subject only in the bottom half of the frame, or something like that.


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Apr 25, 2010 10:37 |  #7663

Well, yeah. It helps darken the background and I'd just up the power on my light or I can use it when I wanna open up the lens. I only have 2 800's right now but on the wait list for Einsteins.


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Apr 25, 2010 12:08 |  #7664

v35 that's a great pose/angle! Love it!




  
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Apr 25, 2010 13:50 |  #7665

v35 - Love that shot! Great composition and pose!




  
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