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Nov 21, 2014 13:52 as a reply to  @ post 17285617 |  #16

adam, this is going to be an interesting project to work out. I need to do it in the next couple of days though as my mother in law is coming into town and I want to get her pic with my boys. Actually, given the fact that her and my wife are about as willing as your subject, it might just be the boys.

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I might even take this project out to the back yard one evening.

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Nov 21, 2014 14:18 |  #17

Emagine, nice work. I think with a busy background like that it works. I think trying to do it with hung lights the cord becomes visible from that close.

My other fear was that at F2 or wider it would be very tough to get everybody in focus given the time I had for each photo.

BTW, I'm doing this event tonight. Taking family photos on a white background and will do individual portraits with the OOF lights.


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Nov 21, 2014 15:09 |  #18

Good luck! Here is one I took many moons ago. Id had my camera for about 1 year. Dont judge. :D 1/200th, F2, ISO 400

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Nov 21, 2014 15:35 |  #19

Thanks. Let us know how the white background works out. I'd think black or dark would accentuate the lights more. But let's see...


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Nov 22, 2014 23:24 |  #20

ISO 100
1.8 1/100 @ 85mm

She is about 5' from the background

550ex w/softbox 1/64th power

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Nov 23, 2014 13:50 |  #21
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really like JakAHearts pic ... your inbox is full !
my lights come out yellow :S


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Nov 23, 2014 18:52 |  #22

hardflipfive_0 wrote in post #17288863 (external link)
really like JakAHearts pic ... your inbox is full !
my lights come out yellow :S

I undid my inbox. :D


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Nov 25, 2014 17:56 |  #23

You could also put the speedlights (1 usually does it for me ) on a stand and point it backwards and bounce it off the white wall/ceiling behind you and shoot ETTL on manual - that would give you nice soft light. Try that with ISO 800 with maybe a +1 FEC, camera on manual.




  
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Nov 25, 2014 17:57 |  #24

wishucould00 wrote in post #17288053 (external link)
ISO 100
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She is about 5' from the background

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Just my opinion, this looks like direct flash, a little to harsh maybe?




  
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Dec 05, 2014 20:02 as a reply to  @ Shooting's post |  #25

It is direct flash through a softbox. Harsh I think not.


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Dec 05, 2014 21:00 |  #26

I don't see anything harsh either.


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Dec 05, 2014 21:10 as a reply to  @ hardflipfive_0's post |  #27

If yoh are using old element bulbs they will be yellow as thry are a low power tungsten bulb. Newer LED lights might be less yellow but you would need to tedt them,. Regardless iv you want ghrm to look white you need to gel your flash to match snd adjudg the wb settinv accordingly. .




  
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