A&P Off camera flash for C&C

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  1. jshively

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    Shot with a sb600 through a 46 inch umbrella at 45 degree behind and a piece of foam core in front.

    First time really playing around with off camera flash......

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    looks good to me, but i'm no food photography expert. I just know it needs to be backlit... which it is. :cool:
     
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    the DOF looks a bit too small for my taste, no pun intended :mamoru:
     
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    This, but I would still put my spoon in it.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Yeah I have been trying to find where I am happy with it. 5.6 seems to shallow and 8 seems to much.
     
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    The only way it actually looked good was backlighting it. I sat there for a good hour with these dishes going umbrella here, shoot, shoot, shoot, download, move, shoot, shoot shoot, grrr....

    One thing I was thinking of last night was picking up a SB900 for the backlit and then using the SB600 for front fill. I could keep the foam core for bouncing light in on the weak side too. I use to shoot in a light tent with work lights but the light is a lot harsher.

    Another question as a rule should the umbrella be X inches away from the subject as the diameter of the umbrella? Also, what about distance inside the umbrella with the speedlight from the umbrella?
     
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    I would think that, for food, the closer the umbrella the better.
     
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    Yeah, most food photographs have the entire dish in focus unless you're placing emphasis on something in particular.
     
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    Good to know. I will spin the dial a few more.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    Would nom nom.
     
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    I was thinking last night more about this and if the entire dish is the same thing would not it better to use a lower app to draw the attention more towards part of the dish than the whole dish which will look similar the whole way through?
     
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    first pic is good, flash is too harsh in second.
     
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    any tips on how to not make it so harsh?
     
  15. Bowzyr

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    Move the flash further away

    or

    turn down its power

    or

    add some diffusion (ghetto rigged piece of white paper would even work)

    or

    bounce flash
     
  16. TheManLouisianaFace

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    He's using an umbrella
    The larger and closer the light source the softer it is
     
  17. Bowzyr

    Bowzyr sup bro

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    oh, i didnt bother reading the thread, just looked at the pics. :rofl:
     
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    Looks good
     
  19. Run N. Gun

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    I like #1 better than #2.... and your pics made me hungry - mission accomplished.
     

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