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Dec 21, 2016 17:25 |  #8761

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Thanks!

My flash technique is all over the place right now, just trying to find my groove. If you're asking about the bathroom picture in particular I had a flash 45 degrees camera left (on a shoot through umbrella) for the cupboards and mirror, to give them a little more definition. In retrospect I should have placed it by the window off the right side of the image so the shadows on the drawers are cast in the correct direction. I also had a flash on the ground aimed at the tub on the right side, with a small diffuser on it to give the tub some depth and exaggerate the light that was coming through the window to the right (that you can just see in the mirror). Combined with a few bracketed ambient shots for the floor to bring out more detail.

As for the window I 100% agree, if I hadn't already delivered that to the client I would change it; and still probably will for my portfolio.

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The window is extremely minor and I'm sure a client would never notice! You did extremely well, especially given that you're new to this. I would have never guessed that. One thing I do wonder is how did you get so much detail in the lighting fixture in the bathroom? Is that just on a flashed shot?


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Dec 21, 2016 18:03 as a reply to  @ seaLere's post |  #8762

Thanks again! I did watch both of Mike Kelley's f-stoppers tutorial series multiple times as well as some stuff on Lynda.com, coupled with the fact that I've been shooting other subjects for 11 years and using photoshop nearly 20 (photoshop 4 in 1997 when I was 12 haha) definitely gave me a head start. I'm a graphic designer by trade but I can't handle sitting at a desk all day anymore, it's ruining me, so I'm absolutely determined to wedge myself in to this field haha.

As for the fixture, yes sir, just drop down that shutter speed to minimize the ambient exposure and flash away!


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Dec 21, 2016 18:08 |  #8763

erk wrote in post #18220069 (external link)
Thanks again! I did watch both of Mike Kelley's f-stoppers tutorial series multiple times as well as some stuff on Lynda.com, coupled with the fact that I've been shooting other subjects for 11 years and using photoshop nearly 20 (photoshop 4 in 1997 when I was 12 haha) definitely gave me a head start. I'm a graphic designer by trade but I can't handle sitting at a desk all day anymore, it's ruining me, so I'm absolutely determined to wedge myself in to this field haha.

As for the fixture, yes sir, just drop down that shutter speed to minimize the ambient exposure and flash away!

I really want to buy Mike's f-stopper tutorials but they're so damn expensive! haha. I know it's definitely worth it and I will eventually invest in it, especially since the new one is now out.

Also, which videos were your favorite on Lynda?


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Dec 21, 2016 19:14 |  #8764

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I really want to buy Mike's f-stopper tutorials but they're so damn expensive! haha. I know it's definitely worth it and I will eventually invest in it, especially since the new one is now out.

Also, which videos were your favorite on Lynda?

Oh man the Mike Kelley videos are just top notch, you need to get them! He has some pretty awesome techniques.

As for Lynda.com, I've just watched the Scott Hargis tutorials which are definitely helpful, just not quite as "grand" if you will.


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Dec 21, 2016 20:17 |  #8765

seaLere wrote in post #18220077 (external link)
I really want to buy Mike's f-stopper tutorials but they're so damn expensive! haha. I know it's definitely worth it and I will eventually invest in it, especially since the new one is now out.

Also, which videos were your favorite on Lynda?

The first MK first videos were good, but his technique is very heavy-handed with the light painting stuff. There's a time and a place for that, but it's far from the only way to make great interiors or exteriors. Don't know that I'll get the second series, but it would be more valuable than the first, as that one spends a decent amount of time on some really basic stuff.

Richard Klein's videos on Lynda are pretty good, and his perspective is interesting. He's relatively dry compared to Mike Kelley, but it's good to see things another way.




  
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Dec 21, 2016 21:59 |  #8766

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The first MK first videos were good, but his technique is very heavy-handed with the light painting stuff. There's a time and a place for that, but it's far from the only way to make great interiors or exteriors. Don't know that I'll get the second series, but it would be more valuable than the first, as that one spends a decent amount of time on some really basic stuff.

Richard Klein's videos on Lynda are pretty good, and his perspective is interesting. He's relatively dry compared to Mike Kelley, but it's good to see things another way.

Agreed, I do feel like he calms way down with it a lot in the second series. Does some minor light painting with a gl-1 but far less flash pops on everything, and when he does use those techniques he preaches about using it only to enhance the natural light's direction. But either way it's good to have all those techniques in the bag.


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Dec 23, 2016 16:06 |  #8767

What is everyone's secret for basement rooms or any room without windows or limited window light? Do you just need to accept the fact that it's going to look partially artificially lit?


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Dec 23, 2016 17:52 |  #8768

seaLere wrote in post #18221873 (external link)
What is everyone's secret for basement rooms or any room without windows or limited window light? Do you just need to accept the fact that it's going to look partially artificially lit?

You can gel the flash so that its light has the same colour temperature as the (normally) tungsten lights those rooms have. Doesn't need to look artificial.


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Dec 23, 2016 18:33 |  #8769

You can probably find the color filter you want/need with one of these Rosco Cinegel Swatchbooks:
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Dec 24, 2016 08:10 |  #8770

I think I saw this method earlier in this thread, but can't find it now. I took a photo with each light on separately. This allowed me to color correct them individually. It also allowed me to turn down the brightness on the main light so it was less overpowering.

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Dec 24, 2016 10:57 |  #8771

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I think I saw this method earlier in this thread, but can't find it now. I took a photo with each light on separately. This allowed me to color correct them individually. It also allowed me to turn down the brightness on the main light so it was less overpowering.

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The end result looks is very heavy with room lights. Have you tried also shooting an ambient light frame to blend for a more natural look? I typically shoot at least 4 shots per kitchen and it seems like a ton of extra work to wb and blend so many frames per photo.




  
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Dec 24, 2016 11:38 |  #8772

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The end result looks is very heavy with room lights. Have you tried also shooting an ambient light frame to blend for a more natural look? I typically shoot at least 4 shots per kitchen and it seems like a ton of extra work to wb and blend so many frames per photo.

I'll give it a try next time. This was my first attempt at this kind of shot. Thanks for the suggestion.


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Dec 24, 2016 16:17 |  #8773

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I think I saw this method earlier in this thread, but can't find it now. I took a photo with each light on separately. This allowed me to color correct them individually. It also allowed me to turn down the brightness on the main light so it was less overpowering.

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I would try to bring a little more detail in the main lighting fixture. Also, the barrel distortion needs to be fixed badly.


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Dec 26, 2016 12:29 |  #8774

Wife got me the manfroto junior 410 head for Christmas as well as a new ultra slim CPL.

Ballhead no more!


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Dec 27, 2016 18:59 |  #8775

seaLere wrote in post #18223944 (external link)
Wife got me the manfroto junior 410 head for Christmas as well as a new ultra slim CPL.

Ballhead no more!


I have the same head and don't know how I ever lived without it!

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