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May 11, 2015 15:16 |  #16

The nice thing about garden of the gods is if you go later in the day the mountain block direct sun and you get a huge field indirect sunlight. Still sufficient for whatever you might want to achieve but consistent enough that you can get saturated backgrounds. If you try to shoot there before that the sun is so bright and hard its hard to achieve good results. I shot some senior pics there last august and shot them using ocf with a small softbox on a stick, ettl with exposure comp dialed down to give a bit of fill, and eye twinkle. http://kevin-jones.smugmug.com/Othe​r/Tiffany/43924852_cmv​wsH (external link)




  
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May 11, 2015 15:26 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #17

Gonzo! Nice to see you! So that's the senior shoot you did, I like the colors! and yeah, I think ill have to bring the softbox and my strobe and go from there, especially when the sun dips behind the rocks. Natural light would be nice, but like you said, I also need that sparkle in the eye :) Especially with two people, my Apollo style soft box should be sufficient.




  
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May 11, 2015 15:27 as a reply to  @ digitalduck's post |  #18

What time are you doing this? Do you need a moderately experienced assistant?




  
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May 11, 2015 15:34 |  #19

gonzogolf wrote in post #17552308 (external link)
Do you need a moderately experienced assistant?

LOL

great set, gonzo.

exactly what i was saying earlier about almost always giving a little umph with a flash, even if it is bare on camera.

edit: damn, i said "almost always".


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May 11, 2015 15:34 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #20

Probably around 4-5 (im going to watch this week and see what the light looks like) If i was using reflector only that would be great to have help, but ill have a sturdy stand with weights and then will only need to life that and go to next location so should be manageable. Thank you for the potential offer though! Would still be fund to go back there another time with the fam and practice...




  
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May 11, 2015 15:39 as a reply to  @ digitalduck's post |  #21

Okay, if you change your mind let me know. I'm amazingly unscheduled at this point.




  
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May 13, 2015 14:27 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #22

Gonzo, or anyone.. since i know the look im going for for this shoot, i had a question regarding exposure modes.. I know that i want the colors and deep, rich saturation (without overdoing it) that the rocks can provide, so ill have a slightly higher ISO however, since I will have to shoot in either TV or AV in order to use Exposure Comp... I know I can achieve this simply by being in M mode, but what would an ideal situation be where im trying to simply stay in M mode and really not have to add any exp comp?

On the other hand, since ill be using ttl I suppose it may be easier to simply be in AV for some shots and then determine what exp adjustments I need rather than M..

Thanks!




  
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May 13, 2015 17:30 |  #23

digitalduck wrote in post #17554999 (external link)
Gonzo, or anyone.. since i know the look im going for for this shoot, i had a question regarding exposure modes.. I know that i want the colors and deep, rich saturation (without overdoing it) that the rocks can provide, so ill have a slightly higher ISO however, since I will have to shoot in either TV or AV in order to use Exposure Comp... I know I can achieve this simply by being in M mode, but what would an ideal situation be where im trying to simply stay in M mode and really not have to add any exp comp?

On the other hand, since ill be using ttl I suppose it may be easier to simply be in AV for some shots and then determine what exp adjustments I need rather than M..

Thanks!

Here are the ideal settings for M: ISO 252 (maybe 253) SS 1/1250 and F/1.2.  :p




  
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May 13, 2015 20:39 as a reply to  @ digitalduck's post |  #24

M or AV. It basically comes down to how much you want to pay attention to the details. I usually shoot that stuff in M, not out of any purity but because I can make sure that I'm not accidentally running my SS too high or low by not paying attention. Obviously if you go with manual flash you need manual camera.




  
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Jun 07, 2015 22:17 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #25

Gonzo and everyone, thanks for the feedback..I did the shoot and put a thread with pics in the wedding section (sorry, could have put them here)

https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17587971

Kind of funny because I forgot a 622c, but still made the best of it I think.... :)




  
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