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Dec 17, 2010 14:27 |  #256
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hawk911 wrote in post #11470233 (external link)
but I'm certainly not here to start a debate on the value of one over the other--- not going down the single light style debate ;)

Too many 15yo illiterates over there, who can't read or make a point. Dumbarses.


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Dec 17, 2010 14:29 |  #257

hawk911 wrote in post #11469965 (external link)
Craig, it's got to be about both at some level :)

I agree..it's both.


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Dec 17, 2010 15:03 |  #258
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PhilF wrote in post #11470250 (external link)
I agree..it's both.

Indeed, it's about both, and clearly, you and Silver can rock it. But I'm also guessing that with two models as pretty as those, you guys could probably make them look good with a handful of flashlights and a polaroid camera.


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Dec 17, 2010 15:05 |  #259

Craig in LA wrote in post #11470466 (external link)
Indeed, it's about both, and clearly, you and Silver can rock it. But I'm also guessing that with two models as pretty as those, you guys could probably make them look good with a handful of flashlights and a polaroid camera.

it's really everybody too.... photographer, the model...make up artist.. and hair stylist... to produce quality professional pictures. Believe me the model doesn't look good without makeup.


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Dec 17, 2010 15:11 |  #260

PhilF wrote in post #11470482 (external link)
it's really everybody too.... photographer, the model...make up artist.. and hair stylist... to produce quality professional pictures. Believe me the model doesn't look good without makeup.

Very true Phil. It's truly a team effort.


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Dec 17, 2010 17:39 |  #261
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Craig in LA wrote in post #11470466 (external link)
Indeed, it's about both, and clearly, you and Silver can rock it. But I'm also guessing that with two models as pretty as those, you guys could probably make them look good with a handful of flashlights and a polaroid camera.

PhilF wrote in post #11470482 (external link)
it's really everybody too.... photographer, the model...make up artist.. and hair stylist... to produce quality professional pictures. Believe me the model doesn't look good without makeup.

TMR Design wrote in post #11470536 (external link)
Very true Phil. It's truly a team effort.

Phil and Rob are right on. It is ALWAYS a team effort. Each member of the team contributes in so many ways.

... BTW, I bet both Phil and Rob could make them look good with a bunch of flashlights and a polaroid! I love their work.


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Dec 17, 2010 18:55 |  #262

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BTW, I bet both Phil and Rob could make them look good with a bunch of flashlights and a polaroid! I love their work.

thank you Silver.


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Dec 19, 2010 00:05 |  #263
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Really nice shot!

I see that you used a AB1600 for this one. Do you think that my 580EX II is powerful enough for the SL II? I ask this because it looks like most of the SL-II-shots in this thread were done with studio flashes.


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Dec 19, 2010 07:25 as a reply to  @ Ricku's post |  #264

Hi Rick,

Using a Canon 580 or equivalent works very well. Many do it. I used a Nikon SB-900 for this image, posted earlier in the thread.

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Dec 19, 2010 09:20 |  #265

Rick, I use two SLIIs with my 580EX II flashes. The diffuser is transparent enough to let the IR signals from my ST-E2 control both for E-TTL operation.


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Dec 19, 2010 09:31 |  #266

I just fount out that I'm getting one of these for Christmas. Hopefully it will work well on my Genesis!


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Dec 19, 2010 12:43 |  #267

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Alejandro, I just looked at your image in the beginning post, OMGosh it's amazing, there's a lot of the Alejandro signature special sauce post production which is simply beautiful.

You mean every shot won't look like this without the special sauce? Thanks for making that clear for many of us lighting newbies! I have a Visatec mono light system. Will there be any issues using these heads with the soft lighter?




  
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Dec 19, 2010 15:23 as a reply to  @ jetcode's post |  #268

Ricku wrote in post #11477339 (external link)
Really nice shot!

I see that you used a AB1600 for this one. Do you think that my 580EX II is powerful enough for the SL II? I ask this because it looks like most of the SL-II-shots in this thread were done with studio flashes.

It is powerful enough.
However it doesn't work well with it in terms of technicality. It's hard to mount a speedlite in the sl2 at least the 60" version because the hole is dead center of the sock.


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Dec 19, 2010 15:39 |  #269

I used one 580EXII for this portrait (outside around 5pm). The exif is from the digital background not from my image. I didn't use the silver or gold insert because I was setting up quickly, and couldn't figure out how to put it into the softlighter :confused:


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Dec 19, 2010 15:49 |  #270

P.S. it's also hard to mount the 580EX into the 46" softlighter...it pulls because of it being centered.


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