A&P A soup for c&c aka off camera flash help please!

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  1. jshively

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    I am still working on off camera flash and now am using both a sb600 and a s900. I tried shooting a soup tonight and I feel the lighting was very harsh (ignoring the unclean rim and ehh composition) is there any tips?

    This time I was bouncing the light through the umbrella and here is what my setup was.

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    Here are the shots:

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    exif data should be in tact but

    #1 was 90mm at f/7 and 1/60 and ISO 320

    #2 was 50mm at f/7 and 1/60 at ISO 500.
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    holy shit i like #1 a lot.

    the single green leaf and 1 piece of meat in focus = win
     
  3. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

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    did you try backlighting
     
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    It looks delicious, hope that helps.
     
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    #1 looks great, number 2 lacks a little bit
     
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    This. One backlight (thru the umbrella) and a bounce card for fill. Win.
     
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    :h5:

    It was also a fluke shot.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    so was this

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    doesn't take away from their awesomeness :bowdown:
     
  9. jshively

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    had the sb600 bounced umbrella at 45 behind on left.

    sb900 bounced umbrella directly on left.

    I was thinking maybe the lights were to close so I might try the one speed light directly behind and move the other one to find out where or maybe both behind at 45 degree angles.

    I still have the dish ready to go so I will try again tomorrow.
     
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    LOLOL how long have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use this as an example?
     
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    I tend to take an in your face approach to photography so I at no point liked #2. I used it more as a general why does the lighting look harsh.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    :h5:
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    :rofl: i actually thought of that pic as the "just so happened"

    thank god google found it
     
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    i like one... almost looks like pho lol. but the bowl is sorta dirty on the bottom right edge -_-
     
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    1. Shoot through a single umbrella
    2. Backlight it.
    3. Use a white poster board to fill.
    4. Use deeper dof unless you're trying to single out a single piece of chicken...
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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    Actually was kind of similar. I had been working on a ginger chicken rice soup and basically a whole chicken was simmered with onion, ginger, garlic, black peppercorns, thyme, and bay. Strain and the meat was shredded. Then rehydrate some shikati mushrooms.

    To finalize I basically brought the broth back to a boil, added in the mushrooms, chicken, and rice and simmered until the rice was done.

    Garnished with cilantro, scallion, and crushed red pepper (sambal did not look right in the bowl but tasted awesome).
     
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    :bigthumb::bigthumb::bigthumb:

    Will try this tonight.
     
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    starving now. like #1
     
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    I feel like the WB should be adjusted a little. Maybe add a warmer feel to it since it is soup. Not so much that the picture turns orange, but just a slight bias towards warmness.

    Definitely try shooting through a white umbrella, and deepen the DOF.
     
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    1 looks soupy... 2, not so much.
     

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