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Oct 24, 2011 14:30 |  #196

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I've added photos of how I connect my flash and transmitter to the camera to the first post.

very similar to what ive been doing...only ive got a lowly ole 5d and cybersyncs.

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Oct 24, 2011 14:37 |  #197

Yup, that's pretty much my setup right there. I have the CST attached to the 580EXII via Velcro and use the Demb Flip-it for the bounce card.




  
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Oct 24, 2011 14:48 |  #198

nicksan wrote in post #13298859 (external link)
Yup, that's pretty much my setup right there. I have the CST attached to the 580EXII via Velcro and use the Demb Flip-it for the bounce card.

yeah so my stuff is a generation prior...still works! the Demb is next on my list for this rig. tired of my fun foam bounce card (not pictured) falling all over itself!


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Oct 24, 2011 16:13 |  #199

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yeah so my stuff is a generation prior...still works! the Demb is next on my list for this rig. tired of my fun foam bounce card (not pictured) falling all over itself!

Really Shawn? I use the fun foam bounce card (~5" square) and it never moves. I just use it again at a Wedding last Saturday and it was rocking solid.


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Oct 24, 2011 20:14 |  #200

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Really Shawn? I use the fun foam bounce card (~5" square) and it never moves. I just use it again at a Wedding last Saturday and it was rocking solid.

wind. the foam strap i made for it (integrated into the design of the card) ripped. so i grabbed a piece of cardboard from a blue moon case and stapled it between the black n white pieces of foam...velcroed to the flash. after a couple of hours it was almost useless. so demb time it is.


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Oct 31, 2011 22:29 |  #201

They are 10lbs each.

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How much do they weigh? My bags are approx 18 lbs. Don't think I would go any lighter than that.


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Apr 16, 2012 07:59 |  #202

Tim thanks for posting all of this information 3 years ago. I have come back and read it over and over because it was so helpful.


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Apr 16, 2012 17:25 |  #203

It was initially posted three years ago, but I keep it up to date. Glad it helps people :)


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Apr 16, 2012 18:38 |  #204

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Tim thanks for posting all of this information 3 years ago. I have come back and read it over and over because it was so helpful.

Indeed. This is good, good information.


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Apr 16, 2012 20:27 |  #205

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how high do you setup those lights?
side light + dozens of bodies = lots of shadows

Not when you aim at the walls. You get very nice soft light. However there are times when I aim my lights at the middle of the dance floor, usually two lights in the back and one in the front. The back lights are my rim lights, the front light my key. Works quite well on the first dance, etc.


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Apr 17, 2012 10:01 |  #206

tim wrote in post #14276782 (external link)
It was initially posted three years ago, but I keep it up to date. Glad it helps people :)


Tim it helped us a ton at this last wedding. My biggest problem was getting a good side lighting that was not too harsh and/or caused shadows. When we set up at 5:00pm we had daylight coming into the room. After it got dark, i had to go turn the lights way way down. I was at -1 with my 580's for these...What i difference. Glad we made the change. I think im going to use strobes. They cycle a lot faster.

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Had a tough time with afternoon sun coming into the room and the side lighting. I had a white ceiling i could have bounced off some more, but i didnt want to loose all the ambient so i had to deal with DJ's lights causing shadows on back wall

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Next wedding will be a very nice reception venue. The walls in this place were this UGLY brown gold color so i didn't want to bounce off it. Still tinkering with the set ups. Its only the 2nd time we have had a chance to use but we plan on using it all season....So all help appreciated

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Jun 05, 2012 21:54 |  #207

Hard to tell from my little diagram lol. But im pretty sure i had the right placement of my strobes at my last wedding. I had them like this [" .] Square room had one top left and one bottom right for cross lighting. Did i have them in the right spot? Or should they be on the same wall?




  
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Jun 05, 2012 22:03 |  #208

There's no right and wrong, there's only light that you like.


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Jun 11, 2012 12:37 |  #209

unlimited6986 wrote in post #14537218 (external link)
Hard to tell from my little diagram lol. But im pretty sure i had the right placement of my strobes at my last wedding. I had them like this [" .] Square room had one top left and one bottom right for cross lighting. Did i have them in the right spot? Or should they be on the same wall?

It would be nice if there were ideal spots for flashes (there are) AND those spots were fully usable to mount light stands w/o being a risk to guests and staff....
mount wherever you can - any lights that you control is better than not being able to control anything...


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Jul 18, 2012 15:06 |  #210

nice set up




  
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