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Feb 06, 2010 18:23 |  #1

I have been waiting to play around with all my new toys for a couple weeks now and finally had the opportunity this afternoon.

This is my first OCF shot. I admit its not perfect, but I am very pleased with the results. I have been reading through the OCF vaults since I ordered this stuff last month, Stobist, the bible, you name it, I read it.

Set up includes:

YN465 shooting into (from behind) Lastolite circular difuser behind subject (my 5 month old daughter).
580EXII shooting into wescott umbrella at a 45 degree angle camera right.
Both triggered by RF602's

What do you think? and how can I improve the shot? It was hard to get her to look right into the camera as I was by myself trying to entertain her.

Also, in 30 shots with this setup I had 5 shots where the 580 didnt fire, but the 465 did. Im not sure why, it was doing that earlier so I charged the batteries but it kept missing. The light on the trigger was turning green, so I dont think it was the trigger. Any ideas?


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I think the eyes should have got catchlights. They appears very dark.


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Feb 07, 2010 07:28 |  #3

Good point. I was trying to get her to look more towards the light, but she was a little distracted. What is the best way to make sure youre getting your catchlights when shooting into an umbrella. Should I have set up a reflector opposite the umbrella?


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Feb 07, 2010 07:30 |  #4

They're specular highlights, so probably making sure they're more towards the front.


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Feb 08, 2010 18:32 as a reply to  @ dr4gon's post |  #5

You could also try some on-axis fill - just enough to add a little sparkle...

(Cute kid, BTW)


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