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Oct 17, 2008 02:13 |  #1

Now I understand that a lot of you guys will just pass right through this thread because its a guy. hah I do too but its more than that. I am trying to figure this strobist thing. Its easy in the mind but its harder to do! Here is my try at it...

AND NO I am not too self absorbed. lol I am just comfortable at home with no shirt =P

C&C please! I can take it.

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580 EX Bare at camera right pointed at the back at 1/8 power
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Oct 17, 2008 05:08 |  #2

Good job! I'm trying to get a handle on off-camera flash too. Nicely lit subject, spot on with the background exposure as far as I'm concerned. Well played.




  
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Oct 17, 2008 07:24 as a reply to  @ tumblew33d's post |  #3

Lighting and exposure look spot on, my only suggestion would be to darken the background , but thats just my preference....


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Oct 17, 2008 08:45 as a reply to  @ wile_e_coyote_n_taz's post |  #4

Great lighting....background is a little too busy though.


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Oct 17, 2008 08:46 |  #5

rmr21 wrote in post #6511746 (external link)
Great lighting....background is a little too busy though.

Agreed. I am guessing, a wild guess here, that you live at home with your parents. :)


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Oct 17, 2008 09:15 |  #6

HAH thanks guys. Yes I do live with my mom. It's not free though. Its only me and her.

Shot at f/14 - ISO 200 so I got a lot of details on the back ground =)


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Oct 17, 2008 09:29 |  #7

You working on the suggested strobist ratio for ambient:flash lighting?




  
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Oct 17, 2008 09:33 |  #8

Sorry I am a noob.. What does that mean ? =P


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Oct 17, 2008 10:23 |  #9

Lol! me too, I thought you were following David Hobby's strobist advice for noobs (not the official title), he suggests ambient exposure 2 stops below flash. I thought that's what you were going for.

Do you read http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/ (external link) ?




  
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Oct 17, 2008 10:37 |  #10

I do. Hobby has some great advice on there. LeninGlass, great work getting the detail in the background while keeping focus on yourself.


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Oct 17, 2008 10:40 |  #11

Thanks Zod!

Tumbleweed Yeah I do read strobist.com - I just didn't understand what you meant =) I understand what you just said. Underexpose the bg by 2 stop and light the subject. AH!!! Wonderful


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Oct 18, 2008 01:32 |  #12
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You posted your half naked body on POTN... Lenin I'M TELLIN MOM! Wait till she sees this! Oh wait, I'm tellin Phuong! LOL!!! OOOOOO she gonna get jealous, letting all these women check you out!!! HAHAHAHAHA


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Oct 18, 2008 07:37 |  #13

I think you did a nice job balancing the light for this shot. Congrats


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Oct 18, 2008 21:59 |  #14

Lighting is fantastic in this picture! Nice Job!


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Oct 19, 2008 04:12 |  #15

I think the lighting is great, and that you did a great job. I cant wait to start learning how to use a flash.




  
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