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Apr 12, 2017 22:37 |  #10666

Did not have my FF cams while scouting a local park but here is a shot of a potential area i will use for a client once they clean it up

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Apr 13, 2017 18:27 |  #10667

fotopaul wrote in post #18326265 (external link)
Shoot i did a while back, 30's theme with minigolf and speakeasy bar.

Simply awesome!


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Apr 15, 2017 22:04 |  #10668

Heya,

So it's Easter for, we did it early, and naturally everyone wanted pictures. So I had to quickly scramble and run outside and setup a "studio" in my yard along my drive way near where everyone parked. Challenge accepted, spontaneous shoot with kids. Oh boy!

Equipment:

Canon 5D classics x 2
Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC
Canon 35mm F2 IS
Yongnuo RF603c's
Yongnuo 560 III (rim/hair/backlight)
Flashpoint Rovelight 600B (main)
Impact 60" Umbrella (black back)
Cheetahboom stand and impact stand
Sekonic L478D

I wanted enough distance to the foliage in my yard to get a soft background, but not completely nuked, as I like the falling oak limbs, so I marked a spot for us all to pile onto. I metered the overall environment with the camera to be approximately -1 stop or so, and was happy at 1/200s, F3.5, ISO 50 for the ambient light. I setup my light as camera-right, because the morning sun was still East (which was camera-left still) to counter any shadows. I metered my main light to F2.8, a little under my set focal-ratio (F3.5) as I like to not shoot at full key exposure with lights for better blends. I decided to use a back light, which is not normal for me, because I wanted the girls' hair to really pop because it was windy. I metered it also at F2.8, but I should have metered it lower unfortunately, maybe F2 light or even lower. Live and learn there, it was too bright at the end of the day, but survivable on that mistake. I placed the hair/backlight to camera left to replace the traveling sun that would come and go through clouds & tree canopy.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/SBwf​FC  (external link) PortableSetup_04152017 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/SBwq​oo  (external link) IMG_5495 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TTXu​Ai  (external link) IMG_5497 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TQoa​oA  (external link) IMG_5503 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TGx1​aa  (external link) IMG_5521 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3942/33905631922_9496db9696_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TE8e​7J  (external link) IMG_5568 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

There were 4 kids total, did quite a bit more, but they're other peoples' kids so didn't really upload much there. Just figured I'd share what I managed in the yard last minute with humble equipment.

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Apr 15, 2017 22:20 |  #10669

MalVeauX wrote in post #18329097 (external link)
Heya,

So it's Easter for, we did it early, and naturally everyone wanted pictures. So I had to quickly scramble and run outside and setup a "studio" in my yard along my drive way near where everyone parked. Challenge accepted, spontaneous shoot with kids. Oh boy!

Equipment:

Canon 5D classics x 2
Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC
Canon 35mm F2 IS
Yongnuo RF603c's
Yongnuo 560 III (rim/hair/backlight)
Flashpoint Rovelight 600B (main)
Impact 60" Umbrella (black back)
Cheetahboom stand and impact stand
Sekonic L478D

I wanted enough distance to the foliage in my yard to get a soft background, but not completely nuked, as I like the falling oak limbs, so I marked a spot for us all to pile onto. I metered the overall environment with the camera to be approximately -1 stop or so, and was happy at 1/200s, F3.5, ISO 50 for the ambient light. I setup my light as camera-right, because the morning sun was still East (which was camera-left still) to counter any shadows. I metered my main light to F2.8, a little under my set focal-ratio (F3.5) as I like to not shoot at full key exposure with lights for better blends. I decided to use a back light, which is not normal for me, because I wanted the girls' hair to really pop because it was windy. I metered it also at F2.8, but I should have metered it lower unfortunately, maybe F2 light or even lower. Live and learn there, it was too bright at the end of the day, but survivable on that mistake. I placed the hair/backlight to camera left to replace the traveling sun that would come and go through clouds & tree canopy.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/TQoa​oA  (external link) IMG_5503 (external link) by Martin Wise (external link), on Flickr

There were 4 kids total, did quite a bit more, but they're other peoples' kids so didn't really upload much there. Just figured I'd share what I managed in the yard last minute with humble equipment.

Very best,

Great images and great set up with the lights!

We certainly learn from our mistakes. Fortunately we do learn and are much improved the next time we are in that situation.

Hopefully some unsolicited advice is okay? Something that helped me with the flash light flair as in the 5th picture. you can get grids that fit your speedlight to help control the light direction. This especially helps with kids that may not stand exactly where you want them to. That narrower beam is more controllable though you still get the spread needed. Optica sells them for -$10, Rogue flashbender has sets in a kit for about $30 etc.

Thanks for sharing!


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Apr 16, 2017 09:59 |  #10670

Micro5797 wrote in post #18329105 (external link)
Great images and great set up with the lights!

We certainly learn from our mistakes. Fortunately we do learn and are much improved the next time we are in that situation.

Hopefully some unsolicited advice is okay? Something that helped me with the flash light flair as in the 5th picture. you can get grids that fit your speedlight to help control the light direction. This especially helps with kids that may not stand exactly where you want them to. That narrower beam is more controllable though you still get the spread needed. Optica sells them for -$10, Rogue flashbender has sets in a kit for about $30 etc.

Thanks for sharing!

Tons of DYI vids out there for speedlight grids. I made one for the cost of a pack of black straws....~$2. It's pretty small and tucks away in my bag for occasional use.

@ Martin....nice shots. You did a real nice job with framing the scene. I also really like keeping the BG soft but not obliterated. That's why I love ~85mm.


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Apr 16, 2017 10:21 |  #10671

idsurfer wrote in post #18329352 (external link)
I also really like keeping the BG soft but not obliterated. That's why I love ~85mm.

I use that approximate focal length more than anything, even after shooting 200 F2.8 and 85 F1.4, I find 85mm F2.8~4 is what I prefer the most. Everything in focus (no out of focus noses & ears, that's annoying to me), and soft backgrounds but still enough depth of field to give you an idea of the environment which I like to use to add to it, rather than just hide it all the time in blur. I use this 90mm F2.8 VC macro lens as a "do it all" lens really. I sold all my 85mm's (85 1.8 and 85 F1.4) because the macro lens at F2.8 already did the job and doubles for my plentiful macro. I got over the F1.4 obliteration fairly quickly.

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Apr 16, 2017 11:39 |  #10672

MalVeauX wrote in post #18329097 (external link)
Heya,



Equipment:

I metered my main light to F2.8, a little under my set focal-ratio (F3.5) as I like to not shoot at full key exposure with lights for better blends.

Very best,


Translation: you wanted to blend flash and ambient as much as possible. Mission accomplished Martin: you didn't need more Main light. I like them a lot! Your backlight comments are nit picking imo; I think those comments will stay among photographers. The rest of the families will think they are great.

Nice to see the Rovelight in action.

Happy Easter


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Apr 17, 2017 04:21 |  #10673

5d2 with 50mm f1.2

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Apr 23, 2017 00:27 as a reply to  @ post 18298530 |  #10674

Just curious what kind of tripod you are using. I have been looking at getting a new one to support a large lens that that and so am wondering what you are using. Thx.




  
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Apr 23, 2017 02:46 |  #10675

Not the most exciting, but here is BTS for a short stop motion project for the blog (external link).

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Apr 23, 2017 12:31 |  #10676

MalVeauX wrote in post #18329097 (external link)
Heya,

So it's Easter for, we did it early, and naturally everyone wanted pictures. So I had to quickly scramble and run outside and setup a "studio" in my yard along my drive way near where everyone parked. Challenge accepted, spontaneous shoot with kids. Oh boy!

...
There were 4 kids total, did quite a bit more, but they're other peoples' kids so didn't really upload much there. Just figured I'd share what I managed in the yard last minute with humble equipment.

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Wow, I LOVE this set, fantastic lighting!




  
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Apr 25, 2017 10:56 as a reply to  @ fotopaul's post |  #10677

Very high tec!


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Apr 25, 2017 10:57 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #10678

Very natural kicker!


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Apr 26, 2017 12:48 |  #10679

Setup from a recent food shoot.


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Apr 26, 2017 13:21 as a reply to  @ fotopaul's post |  #10680

Quite a bit of flare.


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