digitalduck wrote in post #17691122
Hi MalVeauX, I took another look this morning, bumped up the white balance and yeah, it does look more natural, thanks for the tip. I recently purchased a grey card on a lanyard etc and want to give it a shot. A question i had was since id be using strobe, does the exposure of the grey card (from the strobe) have an overall effect on the balance of the overall image or is 18% grey the same no matter how brighter it may be? I'm assuming its the same because if the grey card is brighter so is the rest of the image so the result will be the same.
Also, I did have a couple questions for you or anyone, but I need to make another purchase and have it down to a boom stand or a smaller 24x36 or something, softbox. Reason being is that i love the 48"octo outside but was at my aunts house over the weekend taking some pics and while its a big house i brought my octo and found it a bit cumbersome inside.. Would I be better getting a regular bowens style box, even if its not the fotodiox pro style box we have.
The only other thing i have is a apollo stylebox that is a zipper underneath. I think you mentioned earlier that I would have to increase my power in order to achieve the same since its reflecting
Also, indoors, and this is going to sound obvious think, but if I want i can just use my RL as a regular strobe meaning I can go to my sync speed of 250 and still use my light meter if i want and yada yada the same way I had been since i wont be in HSS.
The strobe is a specific temperature (or range). You can't change that. The grey card will not change the temperature of anything, it will just allow you to better represent the white balance of the ambient light at that time. You don't always want ambient to be "correct" temperature wise, because your strobe is something different. Sometimes this is why we gel our lights so match, or do creative things with the differing color temperatures. I don't use grey cards when I strobe, because I know I'm going to warm up my temperature in post regardless, because the strobe temp is fairly on the cool side of daylight temperature and I like the look of warm evening light more. So it doesn't matter to me what ambient temperature is (white balance), because it's going to be warmed up no matter what, and unless I can change it (which I cannot) then it doesn't matter, because my white balance will always mostly reflect the subject. I use gels on my speedlites often for this reason, so that the temps are the same, and I don't have that issue. But with the Rovelight, I don't have a gel for that, but I may look into a solution soon.
As for indoor, do you really need another big softbox? Why not get an umbrella? It's going to do everything you're wanting, be inexpensive, and super portable. Also, you really don't even need a Rovelight inside someone's home, where a speedlite can light up the room on less than full power even. That's up to you. I use my speedlites indoors with umbrella or 24" softboxes. Faster recycle speed too. I use the Rovelight for outdoor where I want to use HSS and over power the sun, or do creative stuff like that. Inside, a speedlite is more than enough. Up to you! But if you're on a budget, I would look at umbrellas. AND a boom!
Indoors you don't need HSS. But the funny thing about the Rovelight is you don't have to take it out of HSS. It doesn't lose much power in HSS compared to non-HSS mode. It loses maybe 1/3rd of a stop overall? Or less even if I remember correctly? And indoors, you will not be using it at 1/1 power most likely, it will white out the house inside at that power level. You'll be at minimal powers pretty quick indoors with it.