A&P C+C pics first time using a beauty dish

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  1. Waddup you?

    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    made a diy beauty dish, fired with an sb600, using cls on my d80 and tamron 17-50. trying to start this year off by using my camera as much as possible, and getting better. C+C appreciated
     
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    Is that the dude from Grandma's Boy in the first one? :hsugh:
     
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    I would use it over the lens, in front of your subjects....instead of off to the side. Otherwise, you midaswhale just use a softbox.

    Also, the closer to the subject the dish is, the softer the light will be....up to a point. Generally speaking, I've heard you should take the diameter of your dish and multiply it by 2 and that's about as far away from the subject you want it to be for optimum lighting :dunno:
     
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    link to diy beauty dish :)
     
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    looks nothing like the light from a beauty dish, not to say it's a bad DIY mod.
     
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    exactly. I think the TS is just using it incorrectly
     
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    assclown - lolz

    themolsen - will try that method next time. this is my first time posting a pic with off camera flash. I probably am using this incorrectly.

    sympathy - Ill take pics and post 'em up.

    so far, thanks for the C+C
     
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    would the distance formula also apply to shoot through umbrellas, or could it? :o
     
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    the light is too far away from the subjects.... Makes everything look... muddy....

    Bring the light in a LOT closer, maybe just out of frame, and dial the power down to fit the exposure...

    this will light your subjects a lot nicer, and help to separate the subject/background...
     
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    Ill definitely try this out next time I have a chance. :bigthumb:
     

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