A&P off-camera flash at an event

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  1. alexromo

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    I used my backup camera to take this shot, i still used my main with a flash and bracket to take other pics.

    still experimenting at this point, I should have placed the lights better :o

    2 nikon sb28DX with cybersync triggers

    edit: i was in such a hurry to start photographing them that I didnt put the lens hood on :(
     
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    Too much going on in the background.
     
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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    how many prints did you sell to your family?
     
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    You are doing it wrong.
     
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    explain how so i can learn from it....

    kthx
     
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    Is this the lighting setup/test shot, or one of the actuals?
     
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    it's pretty bad...
     
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    would have looked better from behind the guy with the guitar :dunno:
     
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    Shooting from opposite side from where you are standing = win.

    Otherwise that picture is full of fail.
    Myspace flare - Check
    Extremely horrible shadows - Check
    Dark subject - Check
    Bad composition - Check

    When using off camera flashes like that, it is best to use them to your advantage as fill light, instead of shooting against them and making a bad picture worse.
     
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    thanks man

    i still have photos off of my main camera and made sure those came out decent
     
  12. IntheWorks

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    or use it so it's acting as a rim light directly behind them. then have a flash on camera with something like a bounce card

    or in this configuration, bump up your shutter speed closer to your max syc speed to get rid of the clutter in the background
     
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    Usually when I'm shooting quick shots in an environment like that (assuming a white lower ceiling) I'll place 2 at each corner of the dance floor (away from the floor as to avoid people knocking things over) and bounce them off the ceiling.

    Then work that side of the dance floor so that the lights are to your back.

    Gives great even lighting and makes everyone happy... it's a safe bet, so you're not going to get a whole lot of "artistic" appeal out of it, but it will generate keepers for the album. It also knocks the light out of the back of the room and lets you separate your subject a bit.

    Also, for the most part, you want to be pretty tightly cropped for shots like that, unless you're specifically going for the whole crowd (which doesn't apply in your shot above).
     

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