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Nov 12, 2012 14:26 |  #211

Out and about taking some photographs for a local independent clothing store again...

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Nov 12, 2012 23:48 |  #212

Here is one with one light off camera.


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Nov 13, 2012 14:55 |  #213

A few from a senior shoot a few months ago.

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Nov 13, 2012 16:01 |  #214

rtist2g wrote in post #15241616 (external link)
A few from a senior shoot a few months ago.

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I LOVE the lens flare in #2. Great pics.


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Nov 13, 2012 16:06 |  #215

Thanks! yeah i agree it works well there. the 16-35 II has some great flare IMO.


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Nov 13, 2012 17:00 |  #216

#2 is really high energy! I really like it!


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Nov 13, 2012 17:05 |  #217

nes_matt wrote in post #15242069 (external link)
#2 is really high energy! I really like it!

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Nov 13, 2012 17:40 |  #218

hyogen wrote in post #14964986 (external link)
i'm a bit curious as to how these pictures would look without flash. maybe if you have that picture, you can share that as well :)

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Neither have really been edited (flash picture needs an exposure bump), but this is just an example of how flash changes a picture. (430exII ETTL on camera)

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Nov 13, 2012 21:18 |  #219

Cgb628 wrote in post #15242170 (external link)
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Neither have really been edited (flash picture needs an exposure bump), but this is just an example of how flash changes a picture. (430exII ETTL on camera)

I didn't see this till now. Thanks!

Is that with a diffuser or bounced flash? I can't say that I prefer the flash one.


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Nov 13, 2012 21:19 |  #220

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #15232558 (external link)
I shot this at F2.8, 1/80, ISO 100.

I shoot speedlights in ETTL most of the time, so I just choose the aperture and adjust Exposure Comp to get the back ground where I want it.

Thanks. I think I've been shooting at higher than necessary ISO lately especially with the flash.


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Nov 13, 2012 21:22 |  #221

dmward wrote in post #15171544 (external link)
I think they call it craft foam sheets. Definitely not $36 a yard. At Michaels it in the section where they have craft paper and similar stuff.

Neil VN had a flash modifier on his site last time I was there that is essentially a super BFT. I got one to try with 600EX-RT. Main reason is that its so easy to dislodge the filter holder on the 600 when twisting the FT. (I also have white on inside/black outside thus "FT")

It works well. Actually the first time a flash modifier that I've bought for a speedlite has been with me for more than one job. :-) Only disadvantage is that its kind of heavy so it tends to pull the head down from a partial tilt. And its harder to get out of the way when needing to aim the flash head at the subject for fill outside. (I end up taking it off.)

I found it at michael's, thank you . I shouldn't have gone to Joanne fabrics in the first place :)

I also got a white foam sheet and that seems to work pretty well also.


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Nov 13, 2012 21:27 |  #222

boerewors wrote in post #15171191 (external link)
the trick is to up the ISO. The BFT only effectively works in low light situations and where there are surfaces to bounce off from. The bounce itself becomes your ''softbox''. The whole idea of the BFT is to block any direct lighting from the flash while allowing you to position the speedlight in almost any direction except directly head on. Its probably the best lesson i ever had. Taught me not to fear high ISO and allows one to be ''lazy'' by eliminating the need for off camera lighting.
See my BFT images in post #126 about 3 pages back.

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Thanks! I had the flash, a 580EXII, clicked to camera right one click and pointed upward about 45 degrees. The BFT, like others have stated, blocks the direst light from hitting the subject and in this case, also blocks the woman close to the camera from being blasted by the flash. Boewers mentioned needing to up the ISO but for this image, in a smaller room, it isnt necessary. Nearly every bit of light in the image is from the flash. I could have shot this at ISO100 and it would have been identical. I also used the setup during the reception where I did need to use a higher ISO so that the background, which was dimmly lit with candles and low watt tungsten bulbs, didnt fall into complete blackness.

You can find everything you need to know about the BFT and flash use in general here -www.NeilVN.com/tangent​s (external link).

Also, PLEASE dont spend all that money on the BFT. Im not sure what you were looking at when you were at the fabric store but go to a Michaels or a even a jo ann should have it, but its about 99 cents for a 12x12 inch piece. It's usually in with the foam board as its just a soft piece of black thin foam.

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Nov 13, 2012 22:05 |  #223

On camera flash (430EXii) bounced into the roof

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Nov 13, 2012 22:56 |  #224

Flash off left w/umbrella


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Nov 13, 2012 23:00 |  #225

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