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Old October 1st, 2011, 09:22 AM
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A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Yesterday while the corner was painfully slow I decided to get my equipment out and shoot some self portraits. I followed some instructions from Paul HERE ~> http://www.makingitasapro.blogspot.com/
And I liked how this one turned out. I stepped away from the cabinet in the bg and I think it worked so much better.

1. Here I am *a song just broke out in my head* hahaha

Self Portrait by Sharna65, on Flickr
Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens: 85mm
Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250) Aperture f/2.5 Focal Length 85 mm ISO Speed 100 Exposure Bias 0 EV Flash Fired via Pocketwizards off camera left @ approx. 4 ft dialed down to 1/8 power through an omnibounce.

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Old October 1st, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

I like this shot, but I wish the bg was slightly different. My eye keeps being drawn to the orange thing in the cabinet, wondering what it is.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Thank you sabine! yea, it's a packers helmet in my husbands case. gotta find a blank wall somewhere or stop being lazy and put up the backdrop. hehehe
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Very nice Sharna, lovely lady there.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

I agree, that background is awfully distracting.

Did you think about raising the light a little bit more? It looks like your light is about even with your eyes. If you raised it up a little the top of your head would be lit a little better and it would also help separate you from the background a little more.

Or you could move the light closer (like 2 feet instead of 4 feet) up the power to 1/4, up the f-stop a couple stops, and then you would have a black background (more or less). Then you wouldn't need to put up a background.
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Packers helmet aside, I think have a reflector on directing into the left side of yu head which is obscured by shadows.

If you have multiple flash units I have seen some interesting shots with flash coming from behind to emphasize highlights in hair
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Thanks Everyone!

Nate, I never thought about that, Thank You.

Jer, yes...I have two lights and I will try that today since I have some time to myself. *I hope* Thanks!
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Sharna, what a nice warm smile!

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..............Or you could move the light closer (like 2 feet instead of 4 feet) up the power to 1/4, up the f-stop a couple stops, and then you would have a black background (more or less). Then you wouldn't need to put up a background.
My thought as well, ie moving closer and offsetting that by reducing the flash strength would mostly effect (Inverse Square Law) the amount of light spilling onto the background. Or you could "gobo" (shield) the flash from spilling onto the background.

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............... I think have a reflector on directing into the left side of yu head which is obscured by shadows.

If you have multiple flash units I have seen some interesting shots with flash coming from behind to emphasize highlights in hair
I also agree with Clark re the left side needing fill via flash or reflector and perhaps a hair light (ie above and behind).
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Old October 4th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

Thanks Russ!!! Your input is always appreciated. I will work on the lighting and repost an image. Thanks!
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Re: A little Off Camera Flash for me too

I can only say I like this. Nitpicking aside it's a nice shot and the Packers helmet is a family tradition. So there. Keep working Sharna. You'll be a master of this like some other things you do.
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