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Using a single strobe (NOT hotshoe flash)- creative examples - mark II

 
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Jan 20, 2011 14:44 |  #721

I think your idea should soften the light and make the shadows less intense...and possibly bring out more detail in her hair. Maybe even get in a little tighter on the shot because that will let you move the reflector in a little closer without getting into the shot. And don't be afraid to do a bit more post-processing in the image to make it pop, with a little skin smoothing. Women typically don't mind it when you make them look even better (unless you go too far so that they don't recognize themselves - then they get really mad!). My only willing model is my mannequin, and I think my wife's been jealous of the mannequin ever since I bought the blond wig....


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Jan 20, 2011 16:20 |  #722

Mani-aX wrote in post #11676599 (external link)
ok, my model has returned! well, to be honest, this is my wifey... and all of these new toys allow me to call her a model :p

Hi Mani-aX...since you have image editing turned on, I took a quick try at recovering some of the highlights and doing a little bit of skin-processing (which I hope wasn't too heavy-handed.) Getting the lighting and exposure spot-on on the original photo is always the best policy, of course, but I think a little editing is also helpful, too...

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Jan 20, 2011 16:31 |  #723

DocMike wrote in post #11680679 (external link)
Hi Mani-aX...since you have image editing turned on, I took a quick try at recovering some of the highlights and doing a little bit of skin-processing (which I hope wasn't too heavy-handed.) Getting the lighting and exposure spot-on on the original photo is always the best policy, of course, but I think a little editing is also helpful, too...

http://www.mikecnguyen​.com/photos/IMG_8037co​py.jpg (external link)

Hope you approve!

I think you made it worse! The original had highlights but it wasn't that objectionable. ;)


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Jan 20, 2011 18:24 |  #724

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Jan 20, 2011 18:45 |  #725

Here we go gunna set off the paintball nuts again


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Jan 20, 2011 19:40 |  #726

@ Phil... your always working and shooting.. cograts on being busy
@ khanh.. nice lighting on the gun..

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continuation of the Aurielle Bridal Series i have 2 more to share after this one..

here i have Aurielle lighted up by a single Light on a Red Wall boomed by Ryan O Hicks

pretty simple method but if done correctly it looks great.. well of course if you have Aurielle anything looks great.. even a flash light.. LOL..

power of the Elinchrom Quadra was around 2.3 and the Deep Octa was about 4 feet way camera left

CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.006 sec (1/160)
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Jan 20, 2011 20:12 |  #727

phamster wrote in post #11681869 (external link)
@ Phil... your always working and shooting.. cograts on being busy
@ khanh.. nice lighting on the gun..

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Aurielle Bride ~ The Red Wall

continuation of the Aurielle Bridal Series i have 2 more to share after this one..

here i have Aurielle lighted up by a single Light on a Red Wall boomed by Ryan O Hicks

pretty simple method but if done correctly it looks great.. well of course if you have Aurielle anything looks great.. even a flash light.. LOL..

power of the Elinchrom Quadra was around 2.3 and the Deep Octa was about 4 feet way camera left

CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperturef/2.8
Focal Length85 mm
ISO Speed100
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Image Width3533
Image Height5299


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thanks. Pham.
I love the color... I would clean her eyebags a bit and clean those rogue strands from her eyebrows


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Jan 20, 2011 20:23 |  #728

PhilF wrote in post #11682039 (external link)
thanks. Pham.
I love the color... I would clean her eyebags a bit and clean those rogue strands from her eyebrows

i agree with the eyebrow rogue.. but the eyebag? i don't think i have the photoshop skills to do that area.. they are inbetween the eyelashes..


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Jan 20, 2011 20:29 |  #729

phamster wrote in post #11682114 (external link)
i agree with the eyebrow rogue.. but the eyebag? i don't think i have the photoshop skills to do that area.. they are inbetween the eyelashes..

all you have to do is go in really really close and clone out those lines.


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Jan 20, 2011 21:22 |  #730

phamster wrote in post #11681869 (external link)
Aurielle Bride ~ The Red Wall

continuation of the Aurielle Bridal Series i have 2 more to share after this one..

here i have Aurielle lighted up by a single Light on a Red Wall boomed by Ryan O Hicks

pretty simple method but if done correctly it looks great.. well of course if you have Aurielle anything looks great.. even a flash light.. LOL..

power of the Elinchrom Quadra was around 2.3 and the Deep Octa was about 4 feet way camera left

CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperturef/2.8
Focal Length85 mm
ISO Speed100
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire




Pham, very nice. Love the white dress contrasting off the red wall, hopefully that was planned. Greap pp and lighting. I suspect the closeup would blow up her FB because her eyes are blinging! ;)


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Jan 20, 2011 22:25 |  #731

phamster wrote in post #11681869 (external link)
Aurielle Bride ~ The Red Wall

continuation of the Aurielle Bridal Series i have 2 more to share after this one..

please tell me these aren't coming to an end! She is so lovely.


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Jan 20, 2011 22:29 as a reply to  @ nes_matt's post |  #732

I'm not sure if it's just me or what. But she looks abit stiff as she holds on to the bouquet tightly. But overall, the background and lighting is good. :)


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Jan 20, 2011 22:43 as a reply to  @ nes_matt's post |  #733

ok,

after all the adjustments we discussed here is my result...

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1/125 - F4 @ 70mm
Flash was at 1/8 power.


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oh, and here is the setup, and the wifey says "hi!" to all!

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Jan 20, 2011 22:47 |  #734

Mani-aX wrote in post #11682947 (external link)
ok,

after all the adjustments we discussed here is my result...

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1/125 - F4 @ 70mm
Flash was at 1/8 power.


http://miagrill.no-ip.com …DMKII/strobe/IM​G_8096.jpg (external link)

oh, and here is the setup, and the wifey says "hi!" to all!

http://miagrill.no-ip.com …DMKII/strobe/IM​G_8107.jpg (external link)

Very nice!! :D

(OK, why do I get the feeling that you were holding out on us? ;) :lol: )


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Jan 20, 2011 22:51 |  #735

PacAce wrote in post #11682964 (external link)
Very nice!! :D

(OK, why do I get the feeling that you were holding out on us? ;) :lol: )

oh not holding out, just took me and her about 20-30 shots to get the one i wanted right...

seems i dont have enough light to get a full body shot without light dropping off too fast, and if i turn the power up it just seemed to blast her... any suggestions?


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