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

 
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Feb 18, 2013 17:24 |  #8506

hyogen wrote in post #15622347 (external link)
is it worth it to pay 3x more for a Wescott umbrella over a Cowboy Studio one?

also, is a monopod the best way to make a hand-held flash on a stick?

The output will likely be very similar. The westcott will be more solidly built. Do you want to buy once, or a few times over the years? Look at photoflex too.




  
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Feb 18, 2013 19:37 |  #8507
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Hmpf, the Photoflex convertible I purchased left quite to be desired: the seams quickly fell apart.


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Feb 18, 2013 20:40 |  #8508

Alveric wrote in post #15625321 (external link)
Hmpf, the Photoflex convertible I purchased left quite to be desired: the seams quickly fell apart.

Mine are quite solid.




  
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Feb 19, 2013 12:01 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #8509

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Feb 19, 2013 12:53 |  #8510

Really , beautifully composed shot.




  
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Feb 19, 2013 13:28 |  #8511

It's a great photo but the arm and lower bodies are a bit too distorted. His arms and hands are definitely distorted entirely too much, making his upper body appear tiny.


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Feb 19, 2013 13:57 as a reply to  @ drew22mader's post |  #8512

any better?

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Feb 19, 2013 13:59 |  #8513

delsol9400 wrote in post #15628354 (external link)
any better?

I would crop at the elbow, but yes its better.




  
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Feb 19, 2013 23:49 |  #8514

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Feb 20, 2013 01:03 |  #8515

Ugh!! Wish I had used a softbox on this. I hate the hard shadow on the sand behind her. Oh,well.

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Feb 20, 2013 06:51 |  #8516

All i see is her. doesn't bother me. it's natural.


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Feb 20, 2013 08:04 |  #8517

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Feb 20, 2013 10:35 as a reply to  @ ChrisGorabPhotography's post |  #8518

One of my granddaughters.

580ex II in a 24" softbox camera right and a white reflector camera left. EF 85mm 1.8 lens, f7.1@1/200th iso 100.


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Feb 20, 2013 10:51 |  #8519

navydoc wrote in post #15631720 (external link)
One of my granddaughters.

580ex II in a 24" softbox camera right and a white reflector camera left. EF 85mm 1.8 lens, f7.1@1/200th iso 100.

Cute shot, Gene, and good looking young lady. I didnt think a 580 would get to f7.1 through a modifier. Impressive. The specular highlights on her cheeks and around her eye look a bit hot. Do you have the softbox feathered?


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Feb 20, 2013 11:22 as a reply to  @ JakAHearts's post |  #8520

Thanks for the comments. I think I had the softbox too close which caused the hot spots on her left side. I had the softbox angled toward the front some in order to hit the reflector better.

By the way, I processed this image on my new 27" monitor that hasn't been calibrated yet other than by eye. Do the skin tones, etc. look alright?


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