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Apr 29, 2014 11:10 |  #1741

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i'm gonna call softbox but most likely a reflector on that pic. Given the sky is blown out, they probably metered a bit toward brighter also. sky would've probably been fine if he had a good light

I have a feeling that was the intended look to be honest, especially if the sky wasn't clear or mostly clear. You can pull off properly metered sky with a single 430EX II if done correctly.


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Apr 29, 2014 11:11 |  #1742

I doubt all you fools. It looks like an open shade to me plus post to brighten up the image. Plus, doesn't look like there was any real attention to the lighting situation. I think it's brightly lit... but very poorly lit. So Liam - Knowing what she likes about that photo, I think you can do better with some prep work.

As others have implicated, it seems like the backlighting is what she wants. That said - with one flash and no information about whether you're able to trigger the flash off-camera, I think you'll have to judge the situation and get the setting sun behind her if you can or if there's another source of light.

Are you going to be able to get that flash off camera? You'll need a cord or a wireless trigger.

If you can, then a softbox will help light her face. I'd place it camera left or right on the same side that the sun is setting. I think the easiest approach is to expose for the background, pop the flash on ETTL and FEC + or - as necessary to light her.

If you can manage to match the background exposure with her face, then you can place the light behind her... I'd do it bare, without the softbox, to create some backlighting. Test a few on manual flash settings.

That's how I'd do it. Not saying it's the right way... but that's my way... lol.

Can't read the entire link in the image Liam posted... looks like AmandaM***photography.​com. *Edit - Durr... it's at the top... AmandaMcPhee... going to check out her site now.


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Apr 29, 2014 11:19 |  #1743

Okay... adjusting my attitude a bit. There's a half length body shot that the photographer made that looks to be made with a softbox, camera left. Just didn't expose for the sky. The other images still look open shade to me, though. Most of the images in the portfolio look like natural light with shadows and exposure lifted in post.

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Apr 29, 2014 11:56 |  #1744

Well, judging from the sharp catchlights in the models' eyes (on the site) it looks like (to me) the photographer uses a bare flash off the camera, not a softbox. There are also a couple or so backlit ones with a strong haze - could be done with or without a reflector, but you'll gave to meter for the face and do some PP later. I'm trying to find something similar in my flickr...

This one is with a bare flash off camera:

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Backlit, no flash, no reflector:
IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5550/10583909225_dc9baee92e_n.jpg
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Same (no additional light):
IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/10310801393_028228cfcb_n.jpg
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IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9391723449_037d04ae07_n.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/fiV3​bn  (external link)

Open shade, backlit and a white cafe table instead of a reflector:
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Hazes:
IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/7900619276_fe28a6ac91_n.jpg
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Apr 29, 2014 12:00 |  #1745

none of those look like australia :rolleyes:


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Apr 29, 2014 12:09 |  #1746

Harm wrote in post #16869918 (external link)
none of those look like australia :rolleyes:

bw! still working on the set, don't want to bother you with pieces and glimpses (not to mention that I'm painting some closet doors 2.5 years after moving in!)


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Apr 29, 2014 13:04 |  #1747

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Well, judging from the sharp catchlights in the models' eyes (on the site) it looks like (to me) the photographer uses a bare flash off the camera, not a softbox. There are also a couple or so backlit ones with a strong haze - could be done with or without a reflector, but you'll gave to meter for the face and do some PP later. I'm trying to find something similar in my flickr...

Your shots are a step and a half above the photographer Liam linked.


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Apr 29, 2014 13:17 |  #1748

how is the house mortgage application going, nathan?


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Apr 29, 2014 13:42 |  #1749

2nd lender's ordered an appraisal. Appraiser is supposed to contact my agent this week and do the walk through together. With B o A, we've filed for reconsideration of the appraisal. Not expecting much to come out of that. If it falls through, as expected, we'll stick with the 2nd lender. If the 2nd appraisal comes in low, we'll try negotiating with the seller. If B o A reconsideration is successful, not sure which lender we'll go with.


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Apr 29, 2014 13:47 |  #1750

Ditch the softbox and/or reflector and just pick up an Agent Provocateur for the shoot.


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Apr 29, 2014 13:52 |  #1751

Nathan wrote in post #16870164 (external link)
2nd lender's ordered an appraisal. Appraiser is supposed to contact my agent this week and do the walk through together. With B o A, we've filed for reconsideration of the appraisal. Not expecting much to come out of that. If it falls through, as expected, we'll stick with the 2nd lender. If the 2nd appraisal comes in low, we'll try negotiating with the seller. If B o A reconsideration is successful, not sure which lender we'll go with.

ah, the choices, the choices!! hopefully it will all be resolved soon!

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Apr 29, 2014 13:56 |  #1752

I think my next lens will have to be the Canon 135L or Sigma 135 Art if rumors are true.


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Apr 29, 2014 16:28 |  #1753

135L is super nice. I want to toss it on my 5D3 and force myself to walk around with it. I like that it'll force me to keep my distance but allow me to get up close and personal if needed.


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Apr 29, 2014 20:02 as a reply to  @ Mistabernie's post |  #1754

thanks alot guys.

so i've got a 430exII and the t3i will pop the flash off camera via the pop-up flash. it works actually really well, even in bright sun, as long as the flash base is facing the camera (works out to around 20 feet or so).

with that said, agent, i like the picture near the bottom of the little girl, its the middle of those 3 pics, how do i achieve that look? basically shoot towards the sun and then lower the contrast in post?

for catchlights, do you guys step down the power of your external flash? sorry for all the questions, i use my 430ex mostly on camera bouncing it indoors. haha.

so what do i need to pick up here...a reflector? small softbox? flash stand?

thanks a ton fellas. big help so far.




  
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Apr 29, 2014 20:10 |  #1755

Where are you located, I've got a bunch of gear you more than welcome to give a go if we can work it out? Although it would have to wait till next week as the rest of this one is pretty busy.


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