A&P A reason why I love AlienBees at the Reception in pix...let me show them to you...

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  1. Unknown User

    Unknown User New Member

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    Love the shadows and the lighting effects without the need to flash people like crazy.

    This was 2 AB800s on 13' light poles on adjacent ends of the hall. The ceiling was white so I was able to shoot them straight up at the ceiling otherwise I had my umbrellas with me just in case.

    1. Pic of the Hall

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    4. Changed to my body w/ the 580EX...just can't like start to like these as much anymore...

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  2. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    nothing's showing up

    edit. nice :eek3: first one
     
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  3. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Nice!!!
     
  4. rallysport

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    No experience with AB's for me but i might get them this year.
    Do people complain when you set them up?
    i always have ppl bitchin when i put flashes in the corner of the reception room
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    I really like the look of the first two people pictures over the last one. I never knew how big of a difference it would really make. Thats nice
     
  6. Unknown User

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    At this particular event, the bride wanted to see a picture and after I showed it to her she said, "Wow, your camera takes a great pictures in the dark.". I laughed and said, "Well, yeah.".

    After 700 shots at that event, she never realized that I had a flash setup.
     
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    That's really :cool: What do you do when you can't bounce off the ceiling?
     
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    I keep umbrellas in the car. Turn down the power a little bit more and shoot through the umbrella towards the crowd.
     
  9. Jcolman

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    :cool: I've been using two or three monolights to light most of my receptions for some time. Much better light and no worries about recycle time.
     
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    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    what is that red/orange stuff on that lady's left hand? :dunno:
     
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    what do you use Jcolman?
     
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    Probably a henna tattoo?
     
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    I kept on clicking on the picture and trying to zoom in.
    ...been working in LR for too long today. hah

    Nice shots
     
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    the first 2 > last one
    great comparison
    thanks for sharing!
     
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    Wow great improvement with the alienbees. Almost like a completely different event
     
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    Photogenics. I used three on this shot. Two bounced off the walls and the hairlight above.

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    and two on this one. I turned off the hairlight.

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    and two on this one shot into umbrellas

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    JColeman - Mind sharing your setup on the hairlight? You've interested me on that subject. How and where do you generally position that?
     
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    It was a very simple setup. The venue had a balcony. I placed the hair (or backlight as it's used here) up there, with no diffusion (bare reflector) and had it about a half or full stop brighter than what I measured from my other lights. A true hair light would be the same brightness as your key light and placed directly above and slightly behind the subject.
     
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    the face of the brown parents are priceless compared to the white parents..

    On that note, how do you pick and choose the pictures to give to the clients if someone in the frame just ruins the shot with their expression and you can't do anything out to edit it....but the shot is just one of its kind and you are torn. Do you still share it with your client or just keep it out for the sake of the client who would otherwise be offended?
     
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    Yeah, the brown parents were pretty stoic throughout the evening. The mom has some dental issues and doesn't like to smile. I did get some nice shots of the dad later on.

    I pretty much give the client every shot that is in focus and exposed properly. However, if there are three or four where the expressions don't change much, I'll give them one or two. Unless the shot really shows the person in a bad way, I don't see any reason not to give it to the client.
     

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