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Feb 25, 2012 11:08 |  #3751

^^ thanks for the tip Gerry.


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Feb 25, 2012 15:50 |  #3752

posted this elsewhere, but fits here also...

first real attempt at multiple strobe studio "kinda" shots.

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Feb 25, 2012 15:54 |  #3753

kawboy613 wrote in post #13965882 (external link)
posted this elsewhere, but fits here also...

first real attempt at multiple strobe studio "kinda" shots.

my makeshift bed sheet backdrop
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my youngest of 4 at 1 week old.
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wow thats very creative IMO
really nice work
beautiful pic, beautiful baby


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Feb 25, 2012 16:15 |  #3754

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wow thats very creative IMO
really nice work
beautiful pic, beautiful baby

As my wife would say, "Yes her is !" LOL :lol:

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Feb 25, 2012 16:30 |  #3755

I guess i forgot to take a "set-up" shot of this, but i got the idea from "katodog" here: https://photography-on-the.net …p=12877387&post​count=1517 His final results were much better in my opinion, but at least i can say i tried it, and probably will again someday.

My set-up was micro mag keychain light, with head removed, hanging by 6 in string from boom stand. camera on tripod, knee high, pointed towards ceiling, lying on back, prefocus on tip of flashlight.
colored one PP'd in LR2.

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Feb 25, 2012 16:51 |  #3756

They look good to me, nice sharp lines.


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Feb 26, 2012 02:04 |  #3757

Here is my first attempt at this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to do a logo for a company and sell it to them but can't figure out who to do that. Any help would be appreciated!!!!!!


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Feb 27, 2012 03:09 |  #3758

I am super stoked i finally get to contribute to the thread... I have followed this since the third or fourth post.

Anyways, here is our Easter shoot with my daughter from today.

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Feb 27, 2012 03:25 |  #3759

Bleufire wrote in post #13974394 (external link)
I am super stoked i finally get to contribute to the thread... I have followed this since the third or fourth post.

Anyways, here is our Easter shoot with my daughter from today.

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Lovely shot in a nice setting. But I would have taken this with a slightly tighter aperture like 5.6 or 8 to get sufficient depth of field to get your signs in focus.


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Feb 27, 2012 04:05 |  #3760

Bleufire wrote in post #13974394 (external link)
I am super stoked i finally get to contribute to the thread... I have followed this since the third or fourth post.

Anyways, here is our Easter shoot with my daughter from today.

Setup:
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Final:
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ISO 100
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Great job!
Can't wait till warmer weather to do thi type of work.


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Feb 27, 2012 08:09 |  #3761

Cute Easter picture. I would have shot this at 2.8 as well. You can still read both signs with no problem, but yet the attention and focus is all on her. Great job!


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Feb 27, 2012 08:34 |  #3762

vk2gwk wrote in post #13974439 (external link)
Lovely shot in a nice setting. But I would have taken this with a slightly tighter aperture like 5.6 or 8 to get sufficient depth of field to get your signs in focus.

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I was started with f/2 to play and realized it was too thin trying to include the background so i stopped it down as I went and got lucky with her looking at the camera.

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Feb 27, 2012 08:37 |  #3763

Bleufire wrote in post #13975289 (external link)
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EXIF:
ISO 200
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I was started with f/2 to play and realized it was too thin trying to include the background so i stopped it down as I went and got lucky with her looking at the camera.

I am with Jay, i like the one with the sign's just slightly OOF. It helps put the focus on her. With the signs in focus, they seem to compete. All in all both are very nice, but I like the first one better, to include her looking into the camera. :)


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Feb 27, 2012 08:47 |  #3764

Bleufire wrote in post #13974394 (external link)
I am super stoked i finally get to contribute to the thread... I have followed this since the third or fourth post.

Anyways, here is our Easter shoot with my daughter from today.

Setup:
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Final:

Both lovely shots - the expressions I find are the hardest things to catch and you certainly caught them. Just a couple of observations from your setup. Having your tripod centre column extended makes for the least stable platform. You could have just had the legs extended (anyhow your shutter was fast). Secondly, you have your flash pointed 45 degrees to the sky and your catchlight card out. Why not just have it pointed at her? A catchlight card is for when you are bouncing flash off a ceiling and you want a little light thrown forward for eye catchlights and possibly a little fill. If you point your flasjh straight at her and just want catchlights and no fill, just set it to very low. On the other hand if you did want a bit of fill, which I'm sure you did, you want it pointed straight at her without the catchlight card out..... As I said, both lovely shots;)


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Feb 27, 2012 11:40 |  #3765

pilsburypie wrote in post #13975367 (external link)
Both lovely shots - the expressions I find are the hardest things to catch and you certainly caught them. Just a couple of observations from your setup. Having your tripod centre column extended makes for the least stable platform. You could have just had the legs extended (anyhow your shutter was fast). Secondly, you have your flash pointed 45 degrees to the sky and your catchlight card out. Why not just have it pointed at her? A catchlight card is for when you are bouncing flash off a ceiling and you want a little light thrown forward for eye catchlights and possibly a little fill. If you point your flasjh straight at her and just want catchlights and no fill, just set it to very low. On the other hand if you did want a bit of fill, which I'm sure you did, you want it pointed straight at her without the catchlight card out..... As I said, both lovely shots;)



I agree with pilsurypie. Your flash setup wasn't quite right. The catchlight card does nothing to soften/diffuse the light. The size of your light source dictates the softness of the light. The size of the catchlight card is roughly the same size as the flash head and therefore does nothing. You're throwing away most of the light by pointing the flash into the sky. You have to use a much higher flash setting to get descent result in this case. You're better off pointing the flash directly at your subject and use a much lower flash setting to provide fill flash. If you want to use the flash as your main light source, I suggest you get an umbrella.




  
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