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May 30, 2015 14:31 |  #8761

Magic lantern has a remote trigger by sound function, I have never used that side of it so can't attest to how well it works! Worth a try though.


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May 30, 2015 18:07 |  #8762

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May 30, 2015 19:12 |  #8763

Thanks, abbadon31! Your body of work posted here is impressive! Also, thanks, RedCat--I like your stuff as well!


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May 31, 2015 07:52 |  #8764

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Jun 01, 2015 00:13 |  #8765

I shot last week at a senior citizen retirement community. The photo was in their dining room. The trick was to hold the view outside the windows on a bright, sunny day. Used natural light plus the Profoto 5' Octa seen here, lit by Profoto D1 1000.

The setup (nothing too fancy) & end result:


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Jun 01, 2015 00:27 |  #8766

diveguy wrote in post #17579069 (external link)
I shot last week at a senior citizen retirement community. The photo was in their dining room. The trick was to hold the view outside the windows on a bright, sunny day. Used natural light plus the Profoto 6' Octa seen here, lit by Profoto D1 1000.

(Disclaimer: rough cut, not yet processed)

The setup (nothing too fancy) & end result:

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Jun 01, 2015 03:22 as a reply to  @ diveguy's post |  #8767

Very nice; looks like you flash/ambient mix was spot on. Doesn't look like it needs any pp.


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Jun 01, 2015 04:33 |  #8768

Agreed!


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Jun 01, 2015 05:54 |  #8769

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Jun 01, 2015 06:56 |  #8770

Very good! My late father in law was in a senior home and it always seemed so dark inside. Great natural light and work with the modifiers! One question, how did you get them to smile?


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Jun 01, 2015 10:36 as a reply to  @ JohnPh's post |  #8771

Yeah, I'd try this as a first shot. The sound trigger is pretty solid. Magic Lantern's focus trap made quick work of a hummingbird for me, with a 50mm lens. There are a lot of goodies in that firmware.


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Jun 02, 2015 01:33 as a reply to  @ Koz21's post |  #8772

"Very good! My late father in law was in a senior home and it always seemed so dark inside. Great natural light and work with the modifiers! One question, how did you get them to smile?"


Funny you should ask...

My best shots at this community were semi-candids. I would ask the people to sit or stand roughly where I wanted them, then told them that it would take me a few more minutes to set up the lights, take test shots, and adjust the camera before I was ready to take their photos. They were very social, and immediately got into conversations with each other. I snapped a bunch of photos (under the guise of 'testing the strobes'), then at the end, asked them to turn and smile into the camera. Most of those were just OK, the most natural shots were taken before they knew they were being photographed.

Here's one other, taken outdoors in very bright sunlight. One 5-foot umbrella, Profoto D1, positioned just off frame to the left. No retouching, just slightly cropped.


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Jun 04, 2015 16:59 |  #8773

Heya,

Playing around in the Florida sun & heat (ugh!).

Slight change to my normal setup. Picked up a new light stand with a boom arm and counter weight system. Makes life easier for sure.

Cheetahstand with boom and counter weight. The bag has a couple of coke cans for the weight balance.
Godox S-bracket mount.
Yongnuo 560 III flash with a generic JJC battery pack (so I can shoot at full power, faster cycle time, more shots).
1/4th CTO Gel used on the flash.
Westscott 43" shoot through umbrella.

5D with an EF 85 F1.8 shooting at F2 in broad day light.
Marumi 3 stop ND filter and a big rubber lens hood to bright down ambient light so I can use F2 and still use synch speed on camera.
Yongnuo RF603C transceiver to talk to the flash.
Generic Pixel Oppilas remote shutter to trip the shutter so I can take images without a timer.
Sitting on a typical tripod and ballhead.

Setup image is done with EOS-M and 22F2, at F11, ISO 100, 1/200s shutter (note this is sunny 16 exposure, shot manual, to test the lighting and know where to go with my flash and settings on my camera).

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Here's the shot with the 3 stop ND filter at F2, 1/200s, ISO 100 and flash at full power 1/1, acting as fill.
You can see how bright the sun is just by looking at my shirt. Sun was my free rim/hair light. It's too powerful!
The flash wasn't powerful enough to overpower the sun obviously (waiting for my strobe!), so it was just fill.
I think I managed to balance the CTO gel and ambient temperature to make it look more natural and less "flashed."
The ND filter helped me keep some color and texture in the sky even though shooting at F2 and 1/200s in full sun.

I was not able to keep sunny 16 exposure, and still maintain any fill from the flash. I tried using 6 stops of ND filter at F2.8 and 1/200s, at ISO 100, putting me 2 stops below ambient exposure at sunny 16 as a starting point, which is where I wanted to be. But the flash was diminished to nothing even at full power. I had to take off a filter and just go to 3 stops. Even then, at F2, I'm 2 stops over exposed from sunny 16 the way I shot this image, but I had to, to be able to maintain any fill from the flash in this kind of bright sun. Clearly I need a strobe, the one I bought is broken, so awaiting a replacement. I like speedlites, but they are limited in power and I shoot a lot in straight bright Florida sun, so I need something with more output.

Quick selfie to test it out:

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Jun 04, 2015 17:20 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #8774

I thought it was compulsory for pipe smokers to wear tweed . . . :-)


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Jun 04, 2015 17:25 |  #8775

dodgyexposure wrote in post #17584379 (external link)
I thought it was compulsory for pipe smokers to wear tweed . . . :-)

Nah,

Real pipe smokers do it no matter what they're wearing! ;)

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