A&P Well lit interiors?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. I shoot for an apartment company here in town, and while they are impressed with my photos -- they're very amateurish. I shoot with my Sigma 10-20 and XT. I'm thinking of gettnig a 430ex or 580ex possibly -- but I want the room to look naturally lit.

    But now I'm reading people are using SB-26's, 28's and 80's to also fire... suddenly I have this craving for detail to make these pictures look incredible -- but I feel limited due to funds. I feel I'm letting the company down by not producing the photos I want to take.

    What are some ideas to get a well lit room? I even though HDR at one point -- but I haven't figured how to do a HDR just yet...
     
  2. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    Vivitar 285HV's. They are cheap.

    Read strobist.com

    :dunno:

    Have you not done any research?

    Meter for the windows (if shooting during the day), then power up the flashes to match the ambient light.
     
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    Oh, and at the end of the day, if the client is happy with the results, then you did your job. Who gives a fuck what you think.
     
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    tripod, don't need flashes typically. HDR can be used occasionally but make sure to make it look realistic not overdone.
     
  5. I'm a perfectionist... I need to be happy first, to ensure other people are happy.
     
  6. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    post some of your shots that you took for your employer
     
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    what? no. fail.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Ive learned if your client is happy with the product you gave, and you want consistent work. Keep doing what they ask. If you do plan on mixing it up. Make sure you take the same images before, and then take some of the new ones. Just in case your client doesnt like the "better" ones. Trust me it has happened to me before. I always listen to teh client because sometimes they dont care for the creativity or better exposure or anything. They want the picture to be the same as the last ones because it matches their other stuff.
     
  12. Blair

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    just get a couple of vivatars or old sbs and fire them with slaves or cords. if you are shooting interiors it leads me to believe you have control of the space and timeing. with a tripod and a couple of small strobes you should be able to light just about anything.
     
  13. Can I link up two Vivitar 285s to a Canon 430ex?
     
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    with peanuts slaves or wireless triggers. 430 can do it by itself
     

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