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Mar 02, 2012 20:26 |  #3391

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Mar 03, 2012 01:21 |  #3392

sylvester what are you doing to edit? I ask b/c the eyes, skin, and hair look kind of unatural. but the shot looks good


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Mar 03, 2012 02:42 |  #3393

Aperture 3....but I may have over sharpened a bit...skin is barely touched ...she just had really really good makeup and skin...I get that a lot with her photos...but her skin is really almost perfect...


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Mar 03, 2012 04:01 |  #3394

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Mar 03, 2012 10:46 |  #3395

i made the plunge for a eintein about a week ago and sold my 580 and said ehh i could use 2 einsteins so i now have 2 einsteins and a b800 i hhould be getting my einsteins on tuesday and can not wait




  
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Mar 03, 2012 20:43 |  #3396

Did the color shifting issues deter you from buy AB's? If so, how did you overcome it?




  
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Mar 03, 2012 21:29 |  #3397

Here's a shot I did of a technical-theater student.

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A little spin from the typical here...

Shot with AlienBee800 w/ "soft silver" PLM camera right



  
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Mar 03, 2012 21:35 |  #3398

there is red in the right side of the eye


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Mar 03, 2012 23:56 |  #3399

StayLucky wrote in post #14017306 (external link)
Did the color shifting issues deter you from buy AB's? If so, how did you overcome it?

if that was for me no it didnt i just wanted to try them so i sold a few things and got 2 of them i like to use 3 flashes when i shoot vehicles




  
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Mar 04, 2012 00:05 |  #3400

Really debating whether or not to buy a AB1600 or not. I already own a 800 but am not sure if it will be enough for outdoor portraits under the sun. I just recently bought the vagabond mini so I haven't tried the 800 outdoors yet. Do you guys think it will be enough?


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Mar 04, 2012 00:45 |  #3401

DigiNon wrote in post #14018222 (external link)
Really debating whether or not to buy a AB1600 or not. I already own a 800 but am not sure if it will be enough for outdoor portraits under the sun. I just recently bought the vagabond mini so I haven't tried the 800 outdoors yet. Do you guys think it will be enough?

http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/output.php (external link)

I'm not sure how long this calc has been online, but it does give a good reference for the different modifiers that PCB sells. If you don't shoot at 10' or 5' reference points then simply work out the math with the GN #'s provided.

Sunny 16 says 320w into the following:
7" reflector = ~6.8' away from subject
8" reflector = ~10'
11" = ~17.25'
SBox = ~6.25'

Of course at f16 you are simply matching sunlight depending on which direction the shot is happening.

Shoot into the sun and the strobe competes to fill in the shadows.
Shoot with the sun and both strobe and sun will 'raise' the subject exposure over the sun only ambient in the background and/or whatever else is NOT exposed by the strobe.

Of course squinty eyes will happen in both, but more in the 2nd example. In either case, a multi stop ND filter will get us back down to the lower f.stops that we want. It will NOT; however, change the percentage of stobe vs. sun that is hitting the subject.


Another option - pay the upgrade fee and $ difference between the 800 & 1600 to get an extra stop out of the light you already own.

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Yeah - just saw the shots of Itza & Yaile on Flickr. Awesome pics... A boom and strobe would really change up those daytime / washed out sunset pics!




  
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Mar 04, 2012 10:38 |  #3402

imposterjeff wrote in post #14018183 (external link)
if that was for me no it didnt i just wanted to try them so i sold a few things and got 2 of them i like to use 3 flashes when i shoot vehicles


Nope it was just a general question to all owners of AB flashes.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 10:39 |  #3403

MrScott wrote in post #14018353 (external link)
http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/output.php (external link)

I'm not sure how long this calc has been online, but it does give a good reference for the different modifiers that PCB sells. If you don't shoot at 10' or 5' reference points then simply work out the math with the GN #'s provided.

Sunny 16 says 320w into the following:
7" reflector = ~6.8' away from subject
8" reflector = ~10'
11" = ~17.25'
SBox = ~6.25'

Of course at f16 you are simply matching sunlight depending on which direction the shot is happening.

Shoot into the sun and the strobe competes to fill in the shadows.
Shoot with the sun and both strobe and sun will 'raise' the subject exposure over the sun only ambient in the background and/or whatever else is NOT exposed by the strobe.

Of course squinty eyes will happen in both, but more in the 2nd example. In either case, a multi stop ND filter will get us back down to the lower f.stops that we want. It will NOT; however, change the percentage of stobe vs. sun that is hitting the subject.


Another option - pay the upgrade fee and $ difference between the 800 & 1600 to get an extra stop out of the light you already own.

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Yeah - just saw the shots of Itza & Yaile on Flickr. Awesome pics... A boom and strobe would really change up those daytime / washed out sunset pics!

Thanks a lot for the reply. Most of my shots are always taken with natural light until the sun starts to set. Now that I finally have the Vagabond, I will try and switch it up a bit and use my Alien Bee strobe more often. I was limited to a cheap shoot through umbrella and a Yongnuo YN560 speedlight until now lol. I think I might just go with the 1600. It doesn't hurt to have more power just in case. Like they say, I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

I also bought a variable nd filter for these situations. I love to shoot with the aperture wide open so being able to shoot at f1.4-2.8 under bright sun light is a plus for me.


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Mar 04, 2012 10:41 |  #3404

Mario, you going to buy the 5d3 to continue your 5 series collection :P

here's a shot of my gf, model failed to show up or call.

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Mar 04, 2012 10:42 |  #3405

bedojo wrote in post #14020184 (external link)
Mario, you going to buy the 5d3 to continue your 5 series collection :P

I sure am :D just not any time soon :lol:

And great lighting by the way. Lovely portrait.


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