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Feb 23, 2012 02:39 |  #3721

I found one of those emergency space blankets, which is basically just a reflective sheet of mylar, so I thought it might make a neat backdrop. I think I'll try crinkling it up next time to see what other patterns I can get out of it.

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Totally using one of these as my new facebook picture! :D

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Feb 23, 2012 03:28 |  #3722

those blankets come in gold too. shine a colored light on it and you can change it in so many ways.




  
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Feb 23, 2012 04:05 as a reply to  @ fishingkats's post |  #3723

IMO the blanket makes the background too distractive and takes away from the portrait. My eyes are first drawn to the background and not the subject.


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Feb 23, 2012 04:19 |  #3724

DarkBoxPhotography wrote in post #13949401 (external link)
IMO the blanket makes the background too distractive and takes away from the portrait. My eyes are first drawn to the background and not the subject.

Yeah, I got that feeling with the second one. The first one I like though.

I'll have to play around with shooting some gelled flash on it and see what comes up :)


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Feb 23, 2012 05:18 |  #3725

CyberPet wrote in post #13946532 (external link)
I posted this in another thread, but I thought it might fit here too. The Spoon Technique for direct flash, either it's a P&S or a Rebel, or similar.

If you don't have an external flash, and can't bounce it easily for a softer look, here's a trick for you. Always have a spoon in your pocket, and you're set. Angle the spoon some 45° or similar to the flash to soften it.

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The result without and with the spoon.

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Thanks Petra! ;)
It's a pretty simple technique that yeilds some very decent results! ;)

Thanks for reminding us of this! :)


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Feb 23, 2012 05:45 as a reply to  @ Crazy_Guitar's post |  #3726

60 + 18-55mm
Magnifying glass of the library
in front of the 18-55mm and manual focus
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only manual focus dont scratch the lens with AF avoid the AF only manual

this is the Magnifying glass of the library

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and this is a photo from the 18-55mm

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and this a photo from the Magnifying glass in front of the lens by hand

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Feb 23, 2012 06:18 as a reply to  @ post 13948882 |  #3727

CyberPet wrote in post #13946825 (external link)
I think I just fell in love. :D

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Okay, I'm cool with that. But...who's gonna break the news to my wife??

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Does she have to know? :D

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Nope.

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As your new love, I was hoping you'd get me one for my birthday. :D

Love is in the air... :D
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Not the actual BTS photo. I used a piece of cardboard with heart-shaped hole punched in. And pictured there, by the window, is the 17-40L. I actually used the nif-fif.

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Feb 23, 2012 10:16 |  #3728

StephenAndrew wrote in post #13949165 (external link)
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Love this idea. (I have had 2 of these blankets on my desk for 3 months. But I was going to make then into reflectors). But the lighting on you is way to flat. Lower the power on one of the lights and get some drama going with some shadows and the background will not over power the subject .


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Feb 23, 2012 11:03 |  #3729

srika wrote in post #13915819 (external link)
both taken with the same fisheye lens but you get the drift

One of the best "Bean" shots I've seen... Nicely captured!!!

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Feb 23, 2012 22:02 |  #3730

StephenAndrew wrote in post #13949165 (external link)
I found one of those emergency space blankets, which is basically just a reflective sheet of mylar, so I thought it might make a neat backdrop. I think I'll try crinkling it up next time to see what other patterns I can get out of it.

The setup:
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Totally using one of these as my new facebook picture! :D

Looks like you stand closer to BG on the second one, right? Nice idea btw using the blanket, definitely try it with some gel colour :)


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Feb 23, 2012 23:16 |  #3731

iamdogdog wrote in post #13955844 (external link)
Looks like you stand closer to BG on the second one, right? Nice idea btw using the blanket, definitely try it with some gel colour :)

I would say the difference your seeing is not his distance from the background, but rather the difference in the aperture. The first one is f/1.8 and the second one shot at f/8.0

Again he might have been closer, but the depth of field in the first is quite shallower!


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Feb 24, 2012 02:20 |  #3732

jmalonear wrote in post #13956279 (external link)
I would say the difference your seeing is not his distance from the background, but rather the difference in the aperture. The first one is f/1.8 and the second one shot at f/8.0

Again he might have been closer, but the depth of field in the first is quite shallower!

Correct - the only real difference is aperture (notice my ears and shoulders in 1st pic are oof), any shift in where I was standing is negligible. And that reminds me, these were taken with an 85L, not the 70-200 in the setup picture. Just wanted to mention that before anyone calls me out on being a big, fat phony :p


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Feb 24, 2012 12:42 |  #3733

StephenAndrew wrote in post #13957062 (external link)
...these were taken with an 85L, not the 70-200 in the setup picture. Just wanted to mention that before anyone calls me out on being a big, fat phony :p

You big fat ph... oh wait, never mind.


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Feb 24, 2012 16:10 |  #3734

Round 2! 3-speedlite setup this time.

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Didn't realize until later, but it almost looks like there's something burning behind me! :p

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Feb 24, 2012 16:12 |  #3735

Stephen, I think you've found something very great to play with, I really like that bokeh.

You're on fire! :cool:


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