A&P I learned one thing last night...

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I need more speedlights and pocket wizards. :o
     
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    The_Eagle_Has_Landed New Member

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    lets see the picture
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    no you dont, you need to learn to use them efficiently :)
     
  4. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I only have one flash at the moment. We used two of my buddies flashes and triggered them (both of us) w/ the Nikon CLS system. I used my SB800 w/ 2 channels and he used a SU-800 w/ the same setup. Got some great pics, but I would've liked to have PWs on them to be able to shut one off and one on when needed. The menus on the SB800 aren't the fastest route to change when you're on the fly. I like a lot of the pics we got last night, and I'd like to do more when I do weddings by myself, but I need more lights and triggers for it for the places I don't want to haul the Alien Bee.

    I'm in Austin right now, will post pics when I get home to Houston tomorrow night.
     
  5. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Here's one straight out of the camera w/ the lighting we had. Probably one of my favorite shots of the night.

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  6. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    :mamoru: that your partner in the bg left?
     
  7. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    yup
     
  8. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    just guessing, but you probably got a better shot on this angle than he did
     
  9. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    He mainly used his 24-70 on his D300, and the 50 1.8 on his D200. I had the 14-24 on the D700, and the 28-70 on the D300. After a few shots of going back and forth, I realized he was better off getting a lot more of the close up pics because he was using the SU800 rather than me using my flash to trigger the remote flashes. So, I stayed back and got a lot of wider angle shots and let him get a bunch of close ups. Both our flashes had orange gels on them so color correction should be a breeze. but w/ the direct flash or the SB800, I'd get this weird blue tone on pics when I got close up. Like I said, overall it was one of the better lighted weddings we'd done. I've been wanting to experiment more w/ off camera lighting and this is a great start. :big grin:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I love triggering my SB600's with PW.

    takes a little adaptation, but it's doable easily. Once you get them set I'm having a great time with off camera lighting. Both shoot thru and reflective umbrellas.

    starting to look at big lights for the "overpower the sun" effects though.
     
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    or you could build a light stick with two speedlight lights and not have to worry about power for the big guns.

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    Nice shot!
     
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    Great pic.
    chop in a fat bridesmaid to cover up your partner. :o
     
  15. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Thanks... can't wait to get home and do some editing on it. :bigthumb:

    I'm probably going to do this one B&W... haven't decided yet. underexpose the background and make them stand out. I think it'll look great. Also, I need to pic a pic to send to them as a gift blown up. If this one turns out as good as I like, I might blow it up on canvas from Jared and send it to them.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I've seen stuff like that before, but still doesn't give you the same effect as say a 1500ws Elinchrom:o
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    a nice vignette on a black and white :bigthumb:
     
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