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Dec 27, 2016 00:14 |  #8131

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Question: when you guys use strobes to light outdoor scenes (or even just using reflectors), do you prefer to match the direction of the light to the direction of the sun, so that the entire scene looks more coherent and natural? Or do you guys not care, as long as the subject is exposed to a good balance against the brightness of the background?

Personally, I find it a challenge to achieve the prefect balance so that the foreground lighting being controlled by the photographer matches the lighting of the environment so that everything looks natural and coherent. Too often what I see is the foreground appearing a bit too bright and losing the sense of natural coherency our eyes are used to seeing in real-life. It can work for certain aesthetic effects though, such as purposely highlighting the subject against the background, but it's a very distinct and intentional look that doesn't always fit.

I know that this question is quite old, but I just found the thread...

I try to "extend" the sunlight's direction. ie: if the sun is at 10 o'clock over the right shoulder of my model, I put my strobe at 7 o'clock. Putting it at 4-5 o'clock confuses one's mind. You like the shot, but your brain tells you that something is wrong with the light, even though you don't consciously know why.

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Does that help?

Oh.. and to qualify with the thread, my wife and I in the second shot ;)


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Dec 27, 2016 03:01 |  #8132

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Took Photos of the wife's new hair cut and color

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Is the bokeh from the lens or software?? Looks great. If lens, combo please? Cudos :)


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Dec 27, 2016 16:25 as a reply to  @ rejay14's post |  #8133

My guess is that it is the 135L, which is why I am itching to get my hands on one!




  
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Dec 27, 2016 16:29 |  #8134

rejay14 wrote in post #18224546 (external link)
Is the bokeh from the lens or software?? Looks great. If lens, combo please? Cudos :)


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My guess is that it is the 135L, which is why I am itching to get my hands on one!

Flickr link says 85/1.2 @ F/1.2.


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Dec 28, 2016 09:58 as a reply to  @ rejay14's post |  #8135

bokeh is from lens, I used a 5DMIII body with an 85mm f/1.2 lens wide open at 1.2


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Dec 28, 2016 09:59 as a reply to  @ Niccas9's post |  #8136

We typically favor the 135mm but this shot was actually with the 85mm, we're prime lens junkies.. lol


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Dec 28, 2016 11:38 |  #8137

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We typically favor the 135mm

I am very curious, having owned the 135 and now looking for an 85mm, what makes you favor the 135?


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Dec 28, 2016 17:20 |  #8138

From a recent trip to Iceland

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Dec 28, 2016 17:53 |  #8139

^^^Fantastic images, but standing barefoot on those rocks couldn't have been much fun.;-)a


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Dec 28, 2016 17:58 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #8140

They were round and smooth like river rocks, but it was icy cold! ;-)a


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Dec 28, 2016 19:02 as a reply to  @ Mesmer's post |  #8142

Very nice


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Dec 28, 2016 21:19 as a reply to  @ rejay14's post |  #8143

Lens. we have only added any kind of bokeh about twice... ever.

This was a 5D mkiii with an 85mm f/1.2 @ f/1.2


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Dec 28, 2016 21:20 as a reply to  @ Niccas9's post |  #8144

Not on this shot, but that is our other go to lens. We actually use our 135L the majority of the time.


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Dec 28, 2016 21:23 as a reply to  @ SereneSpeed's post |  #8145

The bokeh has a unique look to it compared to other lenses... hard to explain. The auto focus is much faster than the 85 1.2 that we own, which makes it nice for photographing our daughter. And of course, it's the best bang for the buck. We grabbed our 135L for $700... you can't complain about the price to quality comparison. Also, the 135 is lighter in comparison.


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