A&P out in the desert with my son v.strobed c&c

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  1. wrong1

    wrong1 Member

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    Love to get some c&c on these. Most are jpg straight off cam. I need some opinions on the edited ones especially. My good monitor crapped out. The only monitor I have to work with right now is absolutely terrible.... I had to guess a lot on the editing. :hsd:

    d700,17-35 2.8 2 sb600's hand held together in 45" white shoot through. I know the exif isnt there so... all were shot in manual, f3.5-f5.6 1/1250- 1/4000 and most were 24-35mm

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    XtremeSaturn New Member

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    Great shots man. Mommy must love them
     
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    nice shots, cute drool monster!!
     
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    1 & 5 are win!
     
  5. Dan Martin

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    These are quite nice! I think you've done a nice job of lighting while still keeping it casual.

    I would have thought the sky would have been completely nuked at f/5.6 and 1/4000, so something seems strange there. What were you using to trigger your strobes that fast?
     
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    Nah. The sun was at his back for most of these shots... just barely out of frame. Takes a lot to nuke daylight. Whats the sunny 16 rule? F16 and 1/250?

    I use nikons wireless CLS to trigger the strobes. They'll synch off cam right up to 1/8000.

    Heres the exif on number 7 just as an example

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    Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) 1/4000 second ===> 0.00025 second
    Lens F-Number / F-Stop 35/10 ===> ƒ/3.5
    ISO Speed Ratings 200
    Original Date/Time 2010:02:20 12:00:00
    Shutter Speed Value (APEX) 11965784/1000000
    Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) 1/4000 second
    Aperture Value (APEX) 361471/100000
    Aperture ƒ/3.5
    Flash Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
    Focal Length 300/10 mm ===> 30 mm
     
  8. johan

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    cool shots...love #3
     
  9. Dan Martin

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    Ah, CLS will trigger your strobes past 1/250 with HSS, but you lose a lot of power. Not that there's anything wrong with your photos, but it was just a curious observation to see the shutter speed that high.

    HSS makes your flash fire multiple times as the shutter sweeps past the sensor, so it has to kick it down to a lower power to be able to cycle quickly. Your flash power at 1/500 is two stops less than it is at 1/250. At 1/4000 it's something like 6 stops less.

    But hey, use whatever works! :)
     
  10. wrong1

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    yup, I definately notice the lower power levels too. Even using 2 lights, they were struggling. The alarm was going off after every shot. Indicating that they dont have the ability to fire at the power level needed for the speed they are synch'd to. Both strobes, firing at the highest power they can at that speed, in one umbrella, literally inches from his face, and they were just enough.
     
  11. Dan Martin

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    I bet! Try stopping down and using the strobes below 1/250 next time. If you want to keep the lens open for creative DOF, you can use an ND filter.
     
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    I like em. :bowdown:
     
  13. wrong1

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    Thanks guys.

    Here's a couple outtakes from today...

    We were shooting here... out in the middle of no where victorville ca

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    hmmmm I wonder if I should eat this?

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    barrel distort much?

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    After a mere 30 clicks of the shutter my subject decided the shoot was over... this is one I snapped off accidentally while trying to chase him down.... Dam 2 year olds run fast...

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    whoa!!! these are amazing!!
    perfect exposure and the location is :bowdown:

    7 is my favorite
     

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