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May 06, 2019 00:17 |  #11626

bobbyz wrote in post #18856759 (external link)
Beauty shot without the beauty dish. We have these crappy (just my opinion) elinchrom BDs so ended up using cheap impact softbox with a reflector.

Simple is best. Great results!


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May 06, 2019 08:07 |  #11627

F2Bthere wrote in post #18856848 (external link)
What are the shortcomings of the Elinchrom Beauty Dish? I haven't used them, but I have found their modifiers are usually pretty good.

Here’s the 17” Eli BD. I also use the Eli 27” BD too. It’s just an opinion. Some folks like BDs, some don’t.

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May 06, 2019 08:26 |  #11628

F2Bthere wrote in post #18856848 (external link)
What are the shortcomings of the Elinchrom Beauty Dish? I haven't used them, but I have found their modifiers are usually pretty good.

Just don't like the look. Hard to explain but to me my Kacey dish (Mola copy) gives better look. Hoping to buy bigger molas (and elinchrom indirect modifiers) if we get the budget.


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May 06, 2019 11:44 |  #11629

bobbyz wrote in post #18857090 (external link)
Just don't like the look. Hard to explain but to me my Kacey dish (Mola copy) gives better look. Hoping to buy bigger molas (and elinchrom indirect modifiers) if we get the budget.

That's what I have and why I have not tried the Elinchroms, which is why I was curious. :)


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May 18, 2019 16:56 |  #11630

My 4 year old has her first dance recitals this weekend. They don't allow cameras at the recitals... vmad

Did a quick shoot in the living room.


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May 18, 2019 21:25 |  #11631

Philip, question. I am not a wide shooter, lately I have been trying 50mm and find that I have a hard time with edges of the seamless and strobes on the sides. In the above example, you are shooting 35mm equivalent so wider than me. Did you have to do any post processing to handle seamless edges or the white foamcore to not show up?


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May 18, 2019 22:56 |  #11632

bobbyz wrote in post #18863696 (external link)
Philip, question. I am not a wide shooter, lately I have been trying 50mm and find that I have a hard time with edges of the seamless and strobes on the sides. In the above example, you are shooting 35mm equivalent so wider than me. Did you have to do any post processing to handle seamless edges or the white foamcore to not show up?

In my case, my daughter is a petite little thing so I can usually get her in the seamless. There are occasions where I get a bad angle and end up with some background not covered by the seamless. I'm not a big photoshop expert. I usually try to get as much as I can done in camera, and just tweak things a bit in CaptureOne or Lightroom.


That being said.. I did this in our living room, which as you can see, isn't big at all, so I was at a bad angle.


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I'm sure there's a much better way to build or stretch the background if it's a (more or less) solid color. I just copied the right side as a new layer and blended and erased parts of it to make the left side match lol.

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May 18, 2019 22:59 as a reply to  @ PLLphotography's post |  #11633

Great work with the seamless as sweep. Your daughter looks to be a complete natural in front of the camera. :)


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May 19, 2019 09:09 as a reply to  @ PLLphotography's post |  #11634

Thanks. That's what I thought. I never learnt PS. Now probably not worth it as my Lr/CS expires end of the year and I have bought C1. Hoping something like this can be done in C1.


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May 26, 2019 21:21 |  #11635

Heya,

Well, it's been a hot minute. Life just always finds a way to get in the way. And it was hot today, phew, broke 100F this afternoon here in Florida. We waited until 7:30pm at night just to bother trying to go outside to avoid being cooked. I haven't used my strobe in a while after transitioning to a Fuji system, but recently with some help from FlashHavoc found out my R2 transmitter with my Rovelight V2 transmitter will send a HSS signal to my stobe and sync with my Fuji body. The V2 remote controls the power +/- to the Rovelight remotely right there from the camera. How simple is that! No more dongles. No special work around. And it works perfectly. So, naturally, I had to put it to use today. We are about to welcome our 2nd to the family, so these are selfies of our little family, with the soon to be baby boy on the way.

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Strobe: Rovelight 600B
Modifier: Softlighter II 60"
Stand: Cheetah Boom (stakes & bungee cabled to the soil)
Transmitter: Flashpoint R2 & Rovelight V2 stacked together (sends HSS signal natively to the Rovelight without any thing extra)
Camera: Fuji X-T1 (ISO 200, AV, -1.3 EC) (and used the WiFi + App to control it from my Smartphone so I could be in the photos too!)
Lens: Rokinon 50mm F1.2 @ F1.2
Filter: Hoya 3 stop ND (turns out I didn't need this ND filter today, but usually at F1.2 & ISO 200 I need it, so ignore my shutter speed, this dropped it to 1/200, it would have been 1/1600 and been the same)

IMAGE: https://i.imgur.com/XG9adXJ.jpg

The R2 transmitter & Rovelight's V2 transmitter stacked, remote controls the power of the light and sends a HSS signal to it to allow me to sync my body to the light at any shutter speed. No dongles. No work around. Nice!

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May 27, 2019 11:25 |  #11636

Another soccer portrait.

Getting eaten up by mosquitos and in 95 degree weather.

Oops.. Power on xplor 600 was 1/4 +0.7. I also angled it down than what's shown.

was at f/3.7, not 3.6 as I typed in my BTS...fail.


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I had my son jumping and landing on the bean bag. It took maybe 15 shots to get one I liked.


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May 27, 2019 11:31 |  #11637

Same light setup as above, but at 1/64 + 0.7 power.

Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 lens.

So This one was inspired by the Matrix if it wasn't obvious, but also by my son.

Little backstory.. His Spring soccer season just ended. His team, the Black Panthers won their U9 championship. The championship game.. the score was tied 2-2. Went into overtime, still tied. After that the coaches select 5 players from their teams to do penalty kicks, where it's just the goalie and the kicker. Our team scored 3 more points to win. My son blocked all of the opposing team's kicks, hence the Matrix inspired shot. :D


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May 27, 2019 12:24 |  #11638

PLLphotography wrote in post #18868168 (external link)
Same light setup as above, but at 1/64 + 0.7 power.

Fuji XF 56mm f/1.2 lens.

So This one was inspired by the Matrix if it wasn't obvious, but also by my son.

Little backstory.. His Spring soccer season just ended. His team, the Black Panthers won their U9 championship. The championship game.. the score was tied 2-2. Went into overtime, still tied. After that the coaches select 5 players from their teams to do penalty kicks, where it's just the goalie and the kicker. Our team scored 3 more points to win. My son blocked all of the opposing team's kicks, hence the Matrix inspired shot. :D

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Very cool concept! :lol:


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May 30, 2019 20:23 |  #11639

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Very cool concept! :lol:

Thanks.

I went low tech with the soccer balls. People assume I'd take a ball, rotate it, resize it, etc. and paste it into the photo multiple times.

Camera was on a tripod. After I took the photo of my son, I switched to manual. Had my wife take the soccer ball and bounce it around the field of view in varying distances from the camera, then just literally cropped out the balls and inserted them into the pic. Since the camera didn't move, I didn't really have to any real editing as the exposure and whatnot matched up.


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Jun 05, 2019 11:50 |  #11640

From a class that I teach at my work place. Setup, AD600 with extension head in a medium softbox. AD200 with reflector and gel for bg/hair light.

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