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May 17, 2008 21:24 |  #1

I was taking pictures of some graduates getting handed their degrees today. No flash, shooting with the nifty fifty.

I just happened to catch the main photographer's flash from quite a ways behind him. I thought the effect looked pretty cool and wanted to share.

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May 17, 2008 22:42 |  #2

wow ...he used the Metz flash .


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May 17, 2008 22:49 as a reply to  @ QX56's post |  #3

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I also saw the same setup at my daughter-in-laws graduation. How does he have that set up? What bracket? Flash is off to the side.
Thanks, Kath


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May 17, 2008 22:52 |  #4

Wow, cool. Just shows you the amount of power that thing chucks out! :shock:


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May 18, 2008 07:00 |  #5

I took a 3 shot burst with bounced flash of a group at a party but the usual problems (shadows under eyes, nose and chin and all) made 2 of them suckish. The shot at the end though was at the exact moment a P&S's flash went off and it created an AWESOME fill flash effect on the shadows, like off camera lighting results people are always showing off

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On another note RE: OP, I think graduation photographers are really bad (at least the ones I've seen). They always insist on doing the certificate shot with flash and it always makes it look really crap (shadows, colours either too warm or cold), when a fast prime or zoom would be great. I remember at my grad I used a 70-200mm f/4L IS with no motion blur problems whereas the hired pros still insisted on using a flash with their 70-200 2.8. ??


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May 18, 2008 08:29 |  #6

sunnybeach wrote in post #5545617 (external link)
QX56,
I also saw the same setup at my daughter-in-laws graduation. How does he have that set up? What bracket? Flash is off to the side.
Thanks, Kath

I don't know what bracket he used . But I had feeling that he will over exposure ,because the metz flash very power full .The way the flash setup ,look like he know what he doing .


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May 18, 2008 11:00 |  #7

smorter wrote in post #5546925 (external link)
On another note RE: OP, I think graduation photographers are really bad (at least the ones I've seen). They always insist on doing the certificate shot with flash and it always makes it look really crap (shadows, colours either too warm or cold), when a fast prime or zoom would be great. I remember at my grad I used a 70-200mm f/4L IS with no motion blur problems whereas the hired pros still insisted on using a flash with their 70-200 2.8. ??

Well, believe me when I tell you the lighting on that end of the stage was awful. The graduates' right-hand halves of their faces were totally in shadow. The flash at least lets you control the lighting.


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May 18, 2008 16:09 as a reply to  @ jonnythan's post |  #8

QX56 wrote in post #5545586 (external link)
wow ...he used the Metz flash .

I would'nt trade the 2 that I own fer nuthin!

sunnybeach wrote in post #5545617 (external link)
QX56,
I also saw the same setup at my daughter-in-laws graduation. How does he have that set up? What bracket? Flash is off to the side.
Thanks, Kath

The Metz has it's own bracket .. nothing fancy, just a bracket that screws into the bottom of the camera, and the head attaches to.

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Wow, cool. Just shows you the amount of power that thing chucks out! :shock:

Yep .. it can light an entire baseball field .. trust me lol .. I know .. ;)


  
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