A&P pics of GF and little sister *C&C*

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Still getting the hang of my off-camera SB600.

    Firing through a 20" softbox.

    I have 2 boxes but one flash was acting up so these are all only shot with one.

    In for any tips on lighting/ composition/ etc.

    I have a hard time coming up with poses/ ideas on the spot :hs:

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    4 looks like they're going back in time. :run:
     
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    How far are the boxes away from your subjects? How are you positioning them? In some pictures you have decent light contouring going on, in some pics it is flat.

    What shutter speeds are you using?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    1 & 6 are the only ones that stand out for me. The other pics, my opinion is that they're too close to the tall grass and other stuff.
     
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    i noticed that just a few min ago as well, kinda trippy

    the box was maybe 10-15 feet away pointed right at the subjects, probably the same height has they were, probably a 5 steps to the right of where i was standing on most.

    which ones look good and which ones look flat? so I can try to remember my setup :dunno:

    most were 1/100-1/200

    those are two of my favorites, i can see how the grass can be distracting/ busy - thanks :)
     
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    1 is the best by far, imo, in terms of lighting. 2 and 7 are good too. The rest are fairly flat, and the light is slightly harder than i'd like for a softbox on all of them. The subjects being 15 feet away from your 20" softbox is pretty far away. The closer you can get your softbox in on your subject, the softer the light will be. Try to bring the box as close as you can without it being in the frame.

    Also at 15 feet away, the box, even though 5 feet away to your side is still fairly straight on to your subject. Try a classic 3/4 perspective, and raise the lightbox higher, pointed downward at them for more dramatic lighting
     
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    awesome, thanks for the tips!

    why does closer = softer light? :dunno:
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    I was going to ask if you did a little 2nd curtain synch/zoom to make #4 look the way it does. It's pretty cool!
     
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    Relative size of the lightsource. Bring the box in closer, the lightsource becomes bigger. Bigger lightsource = softer light.
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    You'll also be able to drop the power down when you bring the box in closer...faster cycle times...better chances of getting cool moments/facial expressions!
     
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    I like 6.
     
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    i like one, was it pretty dark outside when you took those pics? i would of liked the bg to be lit more
     
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    naw, i'm not really sure why it looks like that!

    true, thanks :bowdown:

    awesome!

    great - thanks man :bigok:

    :cool:

    it was not as dark as it looked, but i was shooting at like 1/200 so it made it look a hair darker than it actually was.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    3 makes them look more like lovers than friends:sad2:
     
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    that's good news for me :naughty:
     

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