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Jan 02, 2017 13:00 |  #10426

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Wow, that para is worth more than my car! ߘ


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Jan 02, 2017 13:32 as a reply to  @ Mindeater's post |  #10427

It's worth more than my car as well ;)
I guess some people have better things to spend their money on.
I was never interested in expensive cars.

I'd rather have professional photo gear than an expensive car to impress people I don't like lol


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Jan 04, 2017 17:42 |  #10428

I'm sure you learned from shooting this, but dark colored cars absorb light so not much light gets reflected back. All that light, and it's just lighting the ground and the wheels and not much of the car. Also a big modifier isn't recommended since it creates big hot-spots that are more difficult to clone out as you can see in the front bumper grill. Definitely a very hard subject to light properly.


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Jan 04, 2017 17:47 |  #10429

You can use large modifiers, but they need to be of the right shape. 120x30 cm strip boxes or longer are the preferred tool with many car shots as their reflections can be lined with the car's 'natural' edges or lines and so look not artificial. On the contrary, umbrellas are a no-no with cars, as their ribs will produce spider-like reflections on the car and look utterly ugly and amateurish.


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Jan 04, 2017 17:47 |  #10430

smaeda wrote in post #18233407 (external link)
I'm sure you learned from shooting this, but dark colored cars absorb light so not much light gets reflected back. All that light, and it's just lighting the ground and the wheels and not much of the car. Also a big modifier isn't recommended since it creates big hot-spots that are more difficult to clone out as you can see in the front bumper grill. Definitely a very hard subject to light properly.

Yep pretty much this, nice para but unnecessary application really; a bare speedlight would have lit that front wheel up just as well.


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Jan 04, 2017 19:57 |  #10431

Alveric wrote in post #18233416 (external link)
You can use large modifiers, but they need to be of the right shape. 120x30 cm strip boxes or longer are the preferred tool with many car shots as their reflections can be lined with the car's 'natural' edges or lines and so look not artificial. On the contrary, umbrellas are a no-no with cars, as their ribs will produce spider-like reflections on the car and look utterly ugly and amateurish.

To add to this, the preferred tool is actually to take said strip box and light paint with it so the reflection size isn't limited to the size of the box. Creating even reflections alongside the car accenting the natural lines of the car. I'm still practicing this so it's not perfect, but here is a shot from couple nights ago.

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Jan 13, 2017 10:39 |  #10432

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Jan 15, 2017 15:37 |  #10433

Here's a shot taken while at ImagingUSA =)

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1 Streaklight 360 TTL camera left and above at 1/16th in a 38" Glow ParaPop octabox double diffused and set off by the Canon R2 transmitter.

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Jan 15, 2017 16:52 as a reply to  @ fjhphotography's post |  #10434

You do great work Francisco. Nicely done.

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Jan 15, 2017 17:22 |  #10435

fjhphotography wrote in post #18245299 (external link)
Here's a shot taken while at ImagingUSA =)

BTS video: https://youtu.be/8kQrn​S-dsQU (external link)

Lighting:
1 Streaklight 360 TTL camera left and above at 1/16th in a 38" Glow ParaPop octabox double diffused and set off by the Canon R2 transmitter.

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In some ways, it seems a shame to waste that interesting background, but you can't argue with the result - lovely shot.


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Jan 15, 2017 19:35 |  #10436

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In some ways, it seems a shame to waste that interesting background, but you can't argue with the result - lovely shot.

I was thinking the same thing. That looks like the River Walk in San Antonio. Yes, the resulting portrait is great.


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Jan 15, 2017 21:30 |  #10437

dodgyexposure wrote in post #18245420 (external link)
In some ways, it seems a shame to waste that interesting background, but you can't argue with the result - lovely shot.


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Jan 16, 2017 03:02 |  #10438

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From a maternity shoot yesterday.

Canon 6D, Canon 85mm f/1.8, f/9, 1/125 sec., 85mm, ISO 800 (yes I could have stopped it down, but I wanted to 1. Make sure foreground was in complete focus and 2. Mom & dad were more than a blob). Neewer flash on TTL with Yongnuo triggers in 31" octabox.
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WOW! Really like the Idea of this one :)


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Jan 16, 2017 04:28 |  #10439

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Work really needs to step to the side so I can do my hobby in peace. :)

I haven't posted in a while.

We go to visit friends in North Carolina, and one of the places we always go to shop has a couple of old red telephone booths. Every time I saw them I kept thinking "I'm going to do a superman shoot there." Well, it finally happened...

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Found a 3rd one that slipped by the initial culling.

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Both love the final results and also your comments on your BTS images :)


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Jan 19, 2017 02:34 |  #10440

Doing some ID-badge photos at work Yesterday, using some Hot Shoe-strobes.
(No creative freedom, "Face straight in front, eyes in the camera, evenly lit face, blown out background etc...)

Not able to move the table :( Would have wanted the light a little closer...



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There is also a strobe behind the chair to blow out the gray wall and make it white.


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Me, with some good looking hair ;) (won't be using this image for my badge though ;) )
Will crop it tighter to fit the guidelines of the manufacturer of the badges.
(And also make it black and white)

Afterwards I saw that I got the hard shadow under my chin, should I have lowered the position of the strobes to have gotten rid of this?


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