A&P First time shooting in a club environment

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  1. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Need some critique

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    1. Jurgita Valts


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    2. Sara


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    3. No homo


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    4. DJ KJ (Kristin Jackson)


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    6. Dana Marie, Lana Takaya, Sara, <unknown>


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    5D MKII, 24-105 4.0L IS, ABR800

    I'll post a few more pics later; I'm having some issues with the ABR800 and want to see if you guys know what's causing it
     
  2. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    First thoughts: Your flash is overpowered. Diffuse it, or tone it down. Try using more of the ambient/club lighting, while using your flash to stop action, or get some fill. 7 is cool, but for promotional material, it's showing a mostly empty bar. On the flip side, that does show a friendly "Cheers-like" environment.
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    1st pic is the best for both quality of pic and how gorgeous she is smiling
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    That's one of the issues I was having with the ABR800 mounted on camera.
    I was already shooting at the lowest power, 1/32, for most of the shots except at the lingerie show.

    The shots are without the diffuser attached. With it attached, I cannot shoot at the wider angles. With the diffuser attached, you get the black edges in the frame until 28-29mm.
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    how dark was it? able to get those pics on like a 35/1.4?
     
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    :sad2: For most of the one's you posted, you were close in... if you're shooting wide, then pull the diffuser, if you're shooting tight like you were doing here, diffuser on.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Inside with was pretty damn dark. I had problems focusing with the 5D MKII. Most shots I took were outside by the pool where it was better lit.

    Yeah, I could've done that, but when you're shooting a bunch of girls in groups, they aren't going to want to wait while you fumble with your gear. I'd have to figure a way to carry around the diffuser. It's already cumbersome lugging around a Vagabond.
     
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    in any case #1 and #4 are very very good. i see pics like them in magazines for events
     
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    1 is the best of the people pics, i'm not as impressed about 4.
    5 is pretty good, and 7 is good if you're trying to market the club in a certain way (but a packed fun environment isn't really it.)
     
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    derrict do u mind if i post #1 on my facebook? i wont crop the site name out
     
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    so youre an asian guy with a camera?
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    he's actually a camera with an asian
     
  13. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Yeah, no problem. Just give me credit. :wavey:

    I look like a tourist everywhere I go :noes:
     
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    ok no problem thanks!
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Here are the issues I'm having with the ABR800

    Black line along the bottom (or side if in portrait mode)
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    When I shoot at wider angles, I get these octagon things
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    Any ideas?
     
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    On the first one, it looks like it could be a shadow from the body of your camera blocking the light from your flash. The rest is exposed properly, that it washes the shadow area out to black. On the second... I don't know what those artifacts are caused by, but i've seen it before from other cameras - usually p&s. :sad2:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    It's not a shadow from the body. The ring flash is mounted in front of the camera and lens. It looks like this
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    The black line looks like your shutter.


    1/250, should be shot at 1/200 I think.
     
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    didn't realize you were using a ring flash. :uh: Norcal might have the answer for you.
     
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    Exactly. Your camera will sync at 1/250 with a canon speedlight attached but not with an external strobe. Drop down to 1/150 or slower and your problem will go away.

    The other issue looks like you're getting some sort of reflectance off the ringlight. I have a similar issue with my ringlight when using shorter lenses.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Ok. I'll try next time at slower shutter speeds around 1/150.

    jcolman,
    do you have issues with the reflections with the diffuser attached on or only when it's not attached? I haven't had this problem until I took the diffuser off but it sucks with the 'vignetting' when the diffuser is on.
     
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    I don't have the AB ringlight but my issues were that I was getting a "flashback" into the lens from a small light leak around the ring. A little black gaffers tape fixed it. You're always going to get some vignetting with a ringlight when using wide angle lenses. It's the nature of the beast.
     

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