A&P First time using off camera flash..

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  1. cftofu2k

    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    And shooting portraits for that matter.. 580exII on camera and 430ex off to the side. I kept moving the side strobe around, changing the power output, all while trying to direct poses that I thought looked good through the viewfinder. 40D + 50mm f/1.4 + 17-55IS with some curves/contrast adjustment.

    I've been meaning to read up on strobist.com but haven't had the time.

    What do you think? Comments? Suggestions?

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    Not bad. Nasty shadow in # 2 tho.
     
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    Nice job.
     
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    looks good.
     
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    Very nice job. Lighting looks spot on. The only thing I would have done was on picture three, change the DOF by using a lower F stop. The background is a bit distracting and takes some attention away from the subject.
     
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    Yeah I agree.. the shadow in #2 is a bit distracting..
     
  7. cftofu2k

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    yeah, i tried but the back would've been blown out. the sunlight was against the benches. i was shooting at ISO100 with f/3.5. maybe a longer lens would've worked? my longest is the 50mm..

    #2 shadow is bad, haha. i didn't notice it until i got home. i knew i should have brought my diffuser/bounce card.. i thought shadows wouldn't be such a problem outdoors.
     

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