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Testing the limits on speedlites

 
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Nov 03, 2012 22:00 |  #1

Have been dragging around strobes and a tronix explorer mini battery pack lately and well, shooting alone it is a lot to carry on top of everything else. Decided today to throw two off camera 600EX-RT's into one 35" shoot through umbrella and shoot directly into the sun at around 3pm this afternoon and see what happened. And yes I know I need to get a larger umbrella to shoot full body like I did today but I was working with what I had for speedlites.

I put them both into HSS and I shot in ETTL and just adjusted the FEC as I moved around. Overall I was pretty pleased with how they performed. All of these were shot with the 24-70L II at F/2.8 and in HSS. Which I like that I could still shoot wide open and just put it in HSS instead of trying to AF through an ND filter. The first one is straight out of camera and the rest all have some VSCO filters applied already but nothing else.

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Nov 03, 2012 23:36 |  #2

I like 2 more than 1, but 2 has a little too much green? Not sure, but overall it appeals to me more because I like the contrast. The sky in No. 3 is overexposed. I can see the hint of clouds which could have added some nice texture in the background if they came out. However, your subjects, especially her, are nicely exposed. The last photo is really well executed. Great highlights and exposure. Colors are rich and contrast is nice. This is a great set for me personally because I too am trying to master flash in harsh daylight. You definitely have great posing technique. Thanks for sharing.


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Nov 04, 2012 07:00 |  #3

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I like 2 more than 1, but 2 has a little too much green? Not sure, but overall it appeals to me more because I like the contrast. The sky in No. 3 is overexposed. I can see the hint of clouds which could have added some nice texture in the background if they came out. However, your subjects, especially her, are nicely exposed. The last photo is really well executed. Great highlights and exposure. Colors are rich and contrast is nice. This is a great set for me personally because I too am trying to master flash in harsh daylight. You definitely have great posing technique. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the comments. 2 does have greenish tones and I will have to go back and fix them. The preset I use adds that sometimes. I just put 1 up cause it was the RAW file straight out of camera so everyone could kind of see how two speedlites did against the sun without any PP.


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Nov 04, 2012 09:15 |  #4

i like 3 and 4 a lot, first two the flare is annoying




  
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Nov 05, 2012 22:15 |  #5

These are all great. I like shots like #3 that are over exposed a bit but I would have to agree with Soccer13 that it is a little to much. That being said, these are all great and switching to my 600EX's for on location lighting is something that I am strongly considering as well. Did you take a lot of shots and did you have any problems with them over heating?


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Nov 06, 2012 00:34 |  #6

Great shots! The last is my fav!


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Nov 06, 2012 09:34 |  #7

Nice set.


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Nov 06, 2012 17:07 |  #8

ears wrote in post #15212082 (external link)
These are all great. I like shots like #3 that are over exposed a bit but I would have to agree with Soccer13 that it is a little to much. That being said, these are all great and switching to my 600EX's for on location lighting is something that I am strongly considering as well. Did you take a lot of shots and did you have any problems with them over heating?

Thanks, no I didn't take to many consecutive shots or stress them too much. Not nearly as much as when I use them at reception halls. But I've never had an issue with over heating although I did have a battery pop inside of one of my battery packs once.


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Nov 08, 2012 23:52 |  #9

The 4th is the best, even though it looks like her eyes aren't fully closed.


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Nov 08, 2012 23:53 |  #10

For speedlights, these look really good though!


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