A&P worked on balancing ambient/flash

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  1. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    so.. my wife just had minor surgery on Friday so it was only the right thing to do take Kingston out all day on Saturday so she could rest. We had wonderful weather here in ohio this weekend... so I though what time could be better than now to work on balancing ambient and flash. I took Kingston outside sat him up in his bumbo chair and went to town....

    here's a sample shot [​IMG]

    sun full power camera right
    sb24 1/4 power high and camera left

    more can be seen on my flickr account

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/evolvedphotography/
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I know I've still got quite a bit of shadow on his face... a 2nd flash for more fill probably would have helped
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Doesn't really look like you used any flash at all
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :cool: that's the whole point.

    no flash looks like this

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    But you still have a shit ton of shadows ... all you did was add enough light not to blow out the sky

    Try adding enough fill light to light you subject and still have the sky properly exposed
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    like this...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    exactly :bowdown:
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :dunno: I guess I preferred the ones with shadows... but I probably could have lightened them up...

    I do have some I took of my wife goofing around using the sun as a rim light that I liked quite a bit.. I might have to post one of those later.
     
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    Did you name him after the ram in your computer? :hsugh:
     
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    that joke was used already a few months ago :mamoru:
     
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    i would jsut be setting your flash to like -1 EV and use it as on on camera fill and the sun as your main.
     
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    Oh, I missed it. :mamoru: :hs:
     
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    yeah, pete beat that like a dead horse.... :o

    but if you must know... we named him Kingston because while my wife was pregnant anytime she'd listen to reggae he'd start kicking and moving. But it was only 1 of a few names we had picked... we had that, another boys names, and 2 girls names.
     
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    nikon flash.. canon camera, not going to be using it on camera ;)
     
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    I honestly didn't know anyone brought it up before. :o


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