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Using a single strobe (NOT hotshoe flash)- creative examples - mark II

 
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Dec 19, 2012 23:10 |  #8236

Can someone please link me somewhere to learn the art of balancing ambient and flash because I really don't know or understand any of it yet. Thank you!


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Dec 19, 2012 23:59 |  #8237

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From a technical standpoint this picture looks great; nice composition, nice expressions, good tonal range, good colors, etc.

The ambient exposure is perfect...except in the context of seeing the flash. Everything just looks too flat and well lit.

I think the image could have been taken either way; either with a signifigant increase in ambient exposure or with a signifigant reduction in the ambient exposure.

Other than the relatively minor ratio preference I have, the image looks great.


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Dec 20, 2012 00:46 as a reply to  @ doidinho's post |  #8238

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Dec 20, 2012 01:06 |  #8239

UmphreyBogart wrote in post #15388136 (external link)
Can someone please link me somewhere to learn the art of balancing ambient and flash because I really don't know or understand any of it yet. Thank you!

When I have had more experience maybe i'll write up a blog post on it! I did a tiny bit of location flash with my hotshoe flashes but I moved away from that as it isn't ideal... probably gonna get a vegabond to start shooting strobe more on location now! Here's a quick good tutorial http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=jFOlAZNFpN8 (external link)


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Dec 21, 2012 20:40 |  #8240

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Dec 22, 2012 21:59 |  #8241

PhilF wrote in post #15376013 (external link)
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Is the strobe the only light in these shots? Are there a lot of reflectors on the opposite side of the flash? Is there a really large modifier?

I cannot figure out how a single strobe provides so much light on the far side of the model.


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Dec 22, 2012 22:33 |  #8242

Heath wrote in post #15398355 (external link)
I cannot figure out how a single strobe provides so much light on the far side of the model.

Most likely its that big white wall behind the model.


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Dec 23, 2012 02:05 |  #8243

Heath wrote in post #15398355 (external link)
Is the strobe the only light in these shots? Are there a lot of reflectors on the opposite side of the flash? Is there a really large modifier?

I cannot figure out how a single strobe provides so much light on the far side of the model.

Yes. a 22" BD with a sock. White seemless background, and white tileboard....with all that white surface bouncing light around...it wouldn't be a problem with fill. Watch out for the BTS video. My videographer was filming while I was doing this shoot.


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Dec 25, 2012 02:21 |  #8244

Here is an image from a calendar shoot I did a couple months ago.

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Dec 29, 2012 21:51 |  #8245

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Dec 29, 2012 22:11 |  #8246

Heath wrote in post #15398355 (external link)
Is the strobe the only light in these shots? Are there a lot of reflectors on the opposite side of the flash? Is there a really large modifier?

I cannot figure out how a single strobe provides so much light on the far side of the model.

here's a video of that shoot..
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Dec 29, 2012 22:39 |  #8247

PhilF wrote in post #15422117 (external link)
here's a video of that shoot..
https://vimeo.com/5641​0388 (external link)

Great video. Thanks for posting.


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Dec 30, 2012 07:16 |  #8248

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Dec 30, 2012 09:12 as a reply to  @ Heath's post |  #8249

Here's a couple shots where I am working on my off camera lighting technique. This is my only model for now. My daughter and wife helps every now and then, but I practice on her mostly - haha:lol:.

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Dec 30, 2012 15:12 |  #8250

^^ Those are awesome...love the lighting, mood and PP!


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