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Oct 29, 2012 19:31 |  #9616

wamerritt wrote in post #15184129 (external link)
hit a water balloon. It took a few tries to time it right.

is the lighting what you did in camera or did you get some help in post to make the surrounding area black? :)


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Oct 29, 2012 19:39 |  #9617

Here is sooc shot. I used a 580 in a soft box at 1/2 power. I was on a 5D so I had to use 1/160 for shutter speed.

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Oct 29, 2012 19:42 |  #9618

That makes more sense. :) I was wonderin ghow the background wasnt lit up. :D how far back did you stand so you wouldnt get wet? Or did you get wet? :)


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Oct 29, 2012 19:47 |  #9619

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That makes more sense. :) I was wonderin ghow the background wasnt lit up. :D how far back did you stand so you wouldnt get wet? Or did you get wet? :)

I was only 10 or 15 feet away, and I didn't get wet. I framed it a little loose so I wouldn't have to look through the viewfinder. It was too hard to time the impact when I was looking thru the cam. Once I started thinking of it as a video game and tried to hit the balloon with the shutter button It was a lot easier.


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Oct 29, 2012 19:48 |  #9620

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Once I started thinking of it as a video game and tried to hit the balloon with the shutter button It was a lot easier.

Awesome tip! Also, funny. :lol::lol:


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Oct 29, 2012 19:52 |  #9621

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Awesome tip! Also, funny. :lol::lol:

To be more specific I had to think about hitting it down the right field line. Anything to left field was way too late. (thinking righty) :lol:


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Oct 29, 2012 20:30 |  #9622

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Jere, I like this image but it looks kinda bleh. Did you do a good bit of recovery slider on it? Sometimes too much gives a look like this. Here is an edit from this image though I still cant bring the skin highlights back.

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Thanks, I actually lowered the exposure by a stop and then raised the brightness. It still created that granulated feel though...Is this any better? I still need to work on the chin and flyaways, but yeah.

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Oct 29, 2012 20:39 |  #9623

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I was only 10 or 15 feet away, and I didn't get wet. I framed it a little loose so I wouldn't have to look through the viewfinder. It was too hard to time the impact when I was looking thru the cam. Once I started thinking of it as a video game and tried to hit the balloon with the shutter button It was a lot easier.

Have you tried shooting with both eyes open? :) It took me some getting use to but it makes that sort of thing easier :D


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Oct 29, 2012 21:57 |  #9624

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Have you tried shooting with both eyes open? :) It took me some getting use to but it makes that sort of thing easier :D

Agree with this tip... whenever there's an object that is moving in and out of frame, I keep both eyes open so I can see it coming and be ready for the shot. It's not too difficult but takes some getting used to :D


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Oct 29, 2012 22:09 |  #9625

its particularly fun when your using a lens that is way off from what your other eye sees. :D


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Oct 30, 2012 08:09 |  #9626

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A couple from the shoots I'm editing.

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This is a question for everyone and not at all a critique: Is there anything that we as a photographer can do to lessen the strays? I have heard of some using a dryer sheer to smooth them down, but if it isn't a static thing I don't see that working.

Open up your bag of tricks and share!


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Oct 30, 2012 08:11 |  #9627

GerryDavid wrote in post #15184521 (external link)
Have you tried shooting with both eyes open? :) It took me some getting use to but it makes that sort of thing easier :D

I shoot roller derby - if you do not shoot with both eyes open, you wind up hurt...


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Oct 30, 2012 08:11 |  #9628

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This is a question for everyone and not at all a critique: Is there anything that we as a photographer can do to lessen the strays? I have heard of some using a dryer sheer to smooth them down, but if it isn't a static thing I don't see that working.

Open up your bag of tricks and share!

I usually just lick my palm and then smooth them down... :lol::lol:


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Oct 30, 2012 08:17 |  #9629

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I usually just lick my palm and then smooth them down... :lol::lol:

Eeewwww!!!! I'd have to find a new hobby!

On humid days down here in FL it can be a lost cause. The flyaways are way too sharp in this. I'll try to tone them down a lil in the final edit, but removing them is way too time consuming for what I charge.


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Oct 30, 2012 08:26 |  #9630

LOL, I was just joking Wes. I just use photoshop. I hear that the newer portrait professional has a fly away cleanup tool that works pretty well.


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