Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
Thread started 28 Jun 2010 (Monday) 16:24
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

New to Off Camera Flash with Model

 
Bioshock
Senior Member
Avatar
469 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 21
Joined May 2007
Location: Washington DC
     
Jun 28, 2010 16:24 |  #1

Hi all,

I'm new to using off camera flash and haven't done much with portrait/model photography in general. Any C&C would be greatly appreciated.


IMAGE: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1372/4732413608_1cd2f0df52_b.jpg
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Content warning: script

Kevin: 5D Mark III, Canon 7D
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-75mm 2.8, Canon 100mm 2.8L IS Sigma 10-20mm,Kenko Tubes, 430ex
My Site, (external link) Flickr (external link), Facebook Photo Page (external link), Tweet with me (external link)http://www.facebook.co​m/kmillerphotography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
30,171 posts
Gallery: 263 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 7895
Joined Dec 2006
     
Jun 28, 2010 16:28 |  #2

Its nice, my preferance would be more subject and less foreground. That would also let you get your flash a bit closer for softer light on the subject, but its easy to make those observations after the fact.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PhotoCupcake
Senior Member
Avatar
673 posts
Joined Mar 2010
     
Jun 28, 2010 16:57 |  #3

Yes, definitely more subject. There's too much rock and sky that really doesn't add much to the photo. I suspect the lighting might be a little harsh on her face. What was your setup?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bioshock
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
469 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 21
Joined May 2007
Location: Washington DC
     
Jun 28, 2010 16:58 |  #4

gonzogolf wrote in post #10442454 (external link)
Its nice, my preferance would be more subject and less foreground. That would also let you get your flash a bit closer for softer light on the subject, but its easy to make those observations after the fact.


Great! Thanks. For some reason I tend to think the further the flash the softer the light will be. I kept it a little wide to try to get more definition in the clouds.

But I guess I need to remember I'm doing a portrait shoot and not a landscape shoot. :-)


Kevin: 5D Mark III, Canon 7D
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-75mm 2.8, Canon 100mm 2.8L IS Sigma 10-20mm,Kenko Tubes, 430ex
My Site, (external link) Flickr (external link), Facebook Photo Page (external link), Tweet with me (external link)http://www.facebook.co​m/kmillerphotography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bioshock
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
469 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 21
Joined May 2007
Location: Washington DC
     
Jun 28, 2010 17:03 |  #5

PhotoCupcake wrote in post #10442621 (external link)
Yes, definitely more subject. There's too much rock and sky that really doesn't add much to the photo. I suspect the lighting might be a little harsh on her face. What was your setup?

Noted and thanks for the comment. I was just using a 430ex triggered by RF-602 held by a friend. I also had another strobe (cant remember nikon model as it was borrowed) kinda behind her to try to dampen the shadows but it didn't work too well.


Kevin: 5D Mark III, Canon 7D
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-75mm 2.8, Canon 100mm 2.8L IS Sigma 10-20mm,Kenko Tubes, 430ex
My Site, (external link) Flickr (external link), Facebook Photo Page (external link), Tweet with me (external link)http://www.facebook.co​m/kmillerphotography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
corkneyfonz
Goldmember
Avatar
2,477 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Oct 2009
Location: United Kingdom
     
Jun 28, 2010 20:14 |  #6

Interesting idea. However, and ever how, I would have preferred a less wide view with more of the focus on the model. As it is it looks like a "how I did that" type of shot. I would also have aimed for a lower shooting angle.


My Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Nefertitties
Hatchling
8 posts
Joined Jun 2010
     
Jun 28, 2010 20:35 |  #7

Well for one, I am a belly dancer so I loved the subject. I would have liked to see more of her though :)

I liked the lighting etc. Just get in a lil closer




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
30,171 posts
Gallery: 263 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 7895
Joined Dec 2006
     
Jun 28, 2010 22:27 |  #8

Bioshock wrote in post #10442634 (external link)
Great! Thanks. For some reason I tend to think the further the flash the softer the light will be. I kept it a little wide to try to get more definition in the clouds.

But I guess I need to remember I'm doing a portrait shoot and not a landscape shoot. :-)

The Apparent size of your light source determines its softness. Apparent size is the combination of actual size (bigger is softer) and proximity (closer is softer). The sun is huge, but its so far away that it makes for a hard light. A 45 inch umbrella is softer at 3 feet from a subject than it is at 15 feet.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bioshock
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
469 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 21
Joined May 2007
Location: Washington DC
     
Jun 30, 2010 15:37 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #9

Thanks everyone for the tips. Here is one other I did during the same shoot and actually got in closer to my subject. (But probably could still get in closer?)

IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4748881400_0cfe4bd985.jpg

Kevin: 5D Mark III, Canon 7D
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-75mm 2.8, Canon 100mm 2.8L IS Sigma 10-20mm,Kenko Tubes, 430ex
My Site, (external link) Flickr (external link), Facebook Photo Page (external link), Tweet with me (external link)http://www.facebook.co​m/kmillerphotography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
30,171 posts
Gallery: 263 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 7895
Joined Dec 2006
     
Jun 30, 2010 15:38 |  #10

I like this one better.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
4Deuce
Member
83 posts
Joined Jun 2010
     
Jul 02, 2010 10:36 |  #11

The second one is much better. Much more natural. Love the colors and the DOF. Nice job.


Current Equipment: Canon 40D | Canon 28mm 1.8 | Canon 60mm 2.8 Macro | Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mesheau
Member
55 posts
Joined Jan 2010
     
Jul 10, 2010 18:08 |  #12

ouuuuu




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,657 views & 0 likes for this thread
New to Off Camera Flash with Model
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is jeffing
683 guests, 268 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.