Hi guys, I am looking for answers about ocf at bright sunlight. I have speculations of the solution to my problem but I need confirmations from you. I hope you can help me on this one because I really want to improve on this. I will post some photos on ow I did it and pardon me for the out of focus shots and uninteresting photos. Just the lighting I am concerned of in this thread.
Here is the situation: Took my son out (and he was very impatient of the hot weather outside) at about 2pm Manila time. The sun was about 120 degrees from our heads.
Took this shot at 2.8, 250th at 640 ISO. just to show you harsh the sun is.
Exposed the BG. ND filter 6 stops, 2.8, 250th at 250 iso
Fired with 300 watts strobe camera left at about 5ft with the standard bowl at full power. This is where my questions are: Notice I have two sets of shadows, one from the sun and the other from the strobe. How would I get rid of the sun's shadow? Would a 600 watt strobe take care of this?
Tried to transfer the strobe behind me but I still have two sets of shadows... Should I consider The angle of the subject this time or is it really the strobe I should upgrade?
Lastly, We changed positions. sun behind him and bumped up my iso to 1000. Filter still on. Should I take the filter off the lens this time? But was successful in getting rid of the sun's shadow in this photo (I think).
Hope you can help me on this. I am planning to purchase a 600 watt strobe and currently I am already equipped with a 6ft parabolic umbrella. Thanks.