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Using MULTIPLE strobes - creative examples - post yours!

 
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Feb 07, 2012 02:41 |  #7846

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Hey Scott,

How in the world did you keep catch lights in her eyes with this hat on?! It almost looks like you have a gridded flash coming in straight on, but it's only covering her nose and down? An over head strip box or something would be cut off by the hat and it doesn't appear to be showing on the brim. And the side/kicker lighting appears to be more from behind than in front. My only guess would be reflector but I didn't think a reflector could hold a catch light like that? Either way, sweet shot!


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Feb 07, 2012 06:40 |  #7847

I still don't get it, but its awesome!


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Feb 07, 2012 07:54 |  #7848

ThreeGuysPhoto wrote in post #13838763 (external link)
Thanks! Yes, it was shot with 4 speedlites. Key & fill lights in umbrella softboxes, a background light, and a kicker for hair/rim lighting.

Wayne. That is awesome. Goes to show that one does not need to buy the most expensive/powerful strobe to get exceptional studio shots.

Mind sharing the type power levels on those speedlights, especially for the senior photos?


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Feb 07, 2012 08:07 |  #7849

phamster wrote in post #13838800 (external link)
lori, fantastic work with the lighting here

Thank you, Phamster.


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Feb 07, 2012 08:09 |  #7850

npompei wrote in post #13840688 (external link)
I still don't get it, but its awesome!

I think the catchlights you see in the eyes are given by the octa (that he had 2 feet behind the camera)
maxilite is boomed as he told you (and as you remarked it's lighting the face with a "cone" of light) so it's not it in the catchlights

am i correct scott?!?


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Feb 07, 2012 09:06 |  #7852

JackSw1ss wrote in post #13840961 (external link)
I think the catchlights you see in the eyes are given by the octa (that he had 2 feet behind the camera)
maxilite is boomed as he told you (and as you remarked it's lighting the face with a "cone" of light) so it's not it in the catchlights

am i correct scott?!?


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the Maxilite is acting as a spot and the brim of the hat is blocking it from half of the face


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Feb 07, 2012 10:30 |  #7853

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Today, I broke out the AB800, and the Fotodiox 60" (150cm) octo box and my new seamless setup. . I was shooting some pictures for a neighbor. The lighting setup was the same for all photos. AB800 in the Octobox at 1/16th power, camera right. Canon 430EXII at 1/4 power in a Qbox 24 camera left.

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Nice clean shots. Nice to see others who are using stobes with speedlites. I just purchased my first strobe and will be using it with two speedlites for awhile.


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Feb 07, 2012 10:35 |  #7854

phamster wrote in post #13838793 (external link)
@3guys.. wow..totally crazy concept that totally works.. dig it

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Wayne. That is awesome. Goes to show that one does not need to buy the most expensive/powerful strobe to get exceptional studio shots.

Mind sharing the type power levels on those speedlights, especially for the senior photos?

Thanks!

There are times when a speedlite just won't cut it (unless you have McNally's arsenal of speedlites), but I'm pretty amazed at what we can get done with a half dozen speedlites at hand.

For the outdoor senior pictures I'm usually just using a single speedlite in an umbrella softbox for the key and a reflector for fill if needed. Sometimes a bare kicker for hair/rim lighting if needed. I set my ambient with shutter speed / ISO and choose the power level that works with my choice of aperture.

For indoor stuff I try to the get look I want with the power ratio between the key and fill lights along with their placement. And adjust the kicker/background lighting to what looks good.

So, it really depends on each shot what power level, but it is rare that I'm at full power even on the key light.


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Feb 07, 2012 10:41 |  #7855

A few more with the wings:

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Feb 07, 2012 10:47 |  #7856

abbadon31 wrote in post #13841269 (external link)
You are correct
the Maxilite is acting as a spot and the brim of the hat is blocking it from half of the face

The eyes is what impressed me as well. I just watched a video of someone shooting in front of an octobox and am glad I see how it can work in a situation like this. I will definitely be trying it! BTW I did a search on a maxilite and just found a home lighting manufacturer. I'm assuming it is a beauty light?


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Feb 07, 2012 11:04 |  #7857

Steve Ruddy wrote in post #13841843 (external link)
Nice clean shots. Nice to see others who are using stobes with speedlites. I just purchased my first strobe and will be using it with two speedlites for awhile.

Thanks Steve.. I used the Photovision target for setting a custom WB in camera & to later correct WB in lightroom.


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Feb 07, 2012 11:08 as a reply to  @ shankarhokie's post |  #7858

A couple more from the session

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Feb 07, 2012 13:05 |  #7859

Clamshell. Mola Demi (w/ white grid) on top with just a tiny bit of fill on the bottom from a chimera small stripbox.

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Feb 07, 2012 15:55 |  #7860

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