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Gear Talk => Lighting => Topic started by: Viggo on July 12, 2014, 01:40:38 PM

Title: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 12, 2014, 01:40:38 PM
Hi all! Let me know if there's a thread like this that I missed.

I wanted to create a thread where we post our strobist pictures (speedlites and or studio strobes) ONLY, and give info about how it was made, perhaps a BTS shot and where we positioned the light and how we modified and perhaps some post process tips. I find it's a great way to learn for newbies and a great way for experienced users to pick up new ideas.

I'll start with two simple shots from today of my kids having fun.

They are all done with two bare bulb (no modifier) 600 RT triggered by the st-e3 camera left. I used HSS (highspeed sync) to bring down the ambient to be able to use a 1.4 aperture. Camera right I used the sun for edge/rim light. I really like hard light, and I have been kind of worried about it before as it can be absolutely horrible, but found that it actually can be really cool. Adds lots of punch and contrast, and for flat children's faces it creates more definition.

50 Art, f1.4 (no filter) iso 100 and 1/2500s
(http://photobyviggo.com/random/abad.jpg)

Exif same as the previous one.
(http://photobyviggo.com/random/abad2.jpg)



Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: RLPhoto on July 12, 2014, 03:04:46 PM
Does strobist only include speedlites and not studio strobes? (Ironic?)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 12, 2014, 03:08:55 PM
Does strobist only include speedlites and not studio strobes? (Ironic?)

Strobes and speedlites  ;D
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: RLPhoto on July 12, 2014, 03:25:36 PM
OK I'll add three but it's hard to choose when the majority of your stuff is strobist. These are currently my fav 3 photos at this time.

1. Two 36" stripboxes on each side of the chair and an 47" octo just above the subject. 5d3+17-40L @ 17mm. ISO 100 - 1/200th - f11

2. 2x 600rts and a reflector below. Set at 8 feet plus a smoke machine. 5d3+24-105 @ 24 mm - iso 400 - 1\200th - f/5.6

3. One 47" octo as the key and a gridded for the BG light. Processed for the strip light in front. 5d3+17-40 @ 17mm - iso 100 - 1/200th - f8
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 12, 2014, 04:14:51 PM
Excellent RLPhoto, thanks for sharing. Fantastic shots and great info. Well played!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: madspihl on July 12, 2014, 05:09:45 PM
Hi guys

Here are two shots, both with a 5D III and Sigma 35 1.4 DG HSM combo. Both shot in Nuuk, Greenland, where I live.

The shot of the girl is done walking backwards with a 600EX-RT in an Apollo Orb and triggered with the ST-E3-RT. I did multiple shots in the same walking sequence, and I picked this one which I liked the best. A friend of mine was carrying the Apollo to camera left, and the speedlite was in high speed sync mode and dialed down to -2 EV. Exif is 35mm, 1/2500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 125.

For the group shot I used two Bowens Gemini 500r triggered wirelessly, each mounted with a Westcott Rapid Box XXL on c-stands and shot a wee bit above the group to my right and left. Exif is 35mm, 1/160, f/1.4, ISO 50 and with a 0.9ND IR Tiffen filter on the lens. Ambient light was underexposed by -0.7EV. Focused manually on a tripod (the lens-camera combo reeeally struggles with nailing autofocus with this type of filter, even in good light, much to my (mild) frustration, since other combos have no issues at all).

Lovely shots in this thread. I hope to see more good stuff :)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 12, 2014, 06:00:20 PM
Thanks for sharing madsphil! Just the kind of detailed info I was hoping to see here, and learn from. The group shot is awesome!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: privatebydesign on July 12, 2014, 07:24:37 PM
So anything shot with artificial lights and, or not, ambient? Isn't that a bit broad?

Like RL I have always considered "Strobists" as small hotshoe mountable flashes users, though normally not on the hotshoe.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 13, 2014, 03:04:52 AM
So anything shot with artificial lights and, or not, ambient? Isn't that a bit broad?

Like RL I have always considered "Strobists" as small hotshoe mountable flashes users, though normally not on the hotshoe.

Well, the title brought you here didn't it? They point of this thread is to share technique and experiences with different lightning gear and how to utilize them in different ways. So if you have a strobe or a speedlite doesn't matter in that case. It's not show what you can do with the cheapest gear, although I highly recommend people sharing ANYTHING shot with any light. The more we limit the less we learn.

I have learned a lot from using speedlites and transferred that to strobes and also the other way around, the way light acts with a subject is the same.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: WillThompson on July 13, 2014, 04:08:39 AM
1st photo model
2nd photo gear X2, some ebay, some home depot, some KEH. Custom cable and custom 12V modeling light mod to studio heads by me.

Will T.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 13, 2014, 04:48:04 AM
1st photo model
2nd photo gear X2, some ebay, some home depot, some KEH. Custom cable and custom 12V modeling light mod to studio heads by me.

Will T.

Cool setup! I have tried some DIY gear myself, for example my mount bracket for my two 600's, I'll post a shot later. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: arcanej on July 18, 2014, 03:57:42 PM
A single Einstein fitted with a gridded beauty dish. (I edited out the catch light from the crystal globe in Photoshop.)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/14407857706_8bed069fdc_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nXb38L)Viktoria (https://flic.kr/p/nXb38L) by Evan's Pix (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 19, 2014, 09:53:48 AM
A single Einstein fitted with a gridded beauty dish. (I edited out the catch light from the crystal globe in Photoshop.)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/14407857706_8bed069fdc_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nXb38L)Viktoria (https://flic.kr/p/nXb38L) by Evan's Pix (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Cool shot! Like the background color for the subject, nicely done with one light, I would have almost thought you had one second one for the background. What size is the BD?
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: arcanej on July 19, 2014, 11:33:12 AM
It is the 22 inch high output white beauty dish by Paul C. Buff fitted with the 30 degree grid. I turn my apartment into a "studio" by moving all the furniture out of my living room and into the hallway and setting up a continuous paper roll (fashion gray in this shot). While it may look like I lit the backdrop, it's just spill from the beauty dish -- I don't have enough space for the model and the lighting to be very far from the backdrop.

http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hobd-w.php (http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hobd-w.php)
http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hg30.php (http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hg30.php)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 19, 2014, 12:04:05 PM
It is the 22 inch high output white beauty dish by Paul C. Buff fitted with the 30 degree grid. I turn my apartment into a "studio" by moving all the furniture out of my living room and into the hallway and setting up a continuous paper roll (fashion gray in this shot). While it may look like I lit the backdrop, it's just spill from the beauty dish -- I don't have enough space for the model and the lighting to be very far from the backdrop.

http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hobd-w.php (http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hobd-w.php)
http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hg30.php (http://www.paulcbuff.com/22hg30.php)

Sweet, thanks for the info! :D
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 19, 2014, 12:07:24 PM
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

(http://photobyviggo.com/Random/a80.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: sagittariansrock on July 19, 2014, 01:41:02 PM
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

(http://photobyviggo.com/Random/a80.jpg)

How did you bare-bulb your 600s? Just Sto-fen or some mod?
Also, is there any advantage to bare-bulbing your Speedlites in the open instead of using them as-is?
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 19, 2014, 06:08:24 PM
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

(http://photobyviggo.com/Random/a80.jpg)

How did you bare-bulb your 600s? Just Sto-fen or some mod?
Also, is there any advantage to bare-bulbing your Speedlites in the open instead of using them as-is?

Well, I have read and learned that "bare bulb" is as is, no modifier when it comes to speedlites. Which means they are used as out of the box. Only zoomed to 50mm.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: sagittariansrock on July 19, 2014, 06:16:22 PM
Well, I have read and learned that "bare bulb" is as is, no modifier when it comes to speedlites. Which means they are used as out of the box. Only zoomed to 50mm.

Ok, I now know what you meant, and it makes sense, of course.
However, AFAIK 'bare bulb' is when the light is non-directional as in monolights or the Sunpak 120J. They allow the light to spread in all directions instead of being directional as a speedlite is. There are some permanent mods online for speedlites (unlike the quick DIY below), all quite complicated- so I asked.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-bare-tube-style-lighting.html (http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-bare-tube-style-lighting.html)
Title: Bare bulb mod
Post by: sagittariansrock on July 19, 2014, 06:19:14 PM
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

Bare bulb mod of YN-560 III (with pictures)
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg416144#msg416144 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg416144#msg416144)

Title: Re: Bare bulb mod
Post by: Viggo on July 19, 2014, 06:33:44 PM
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

Bare bulb mod of YN-560 III (with pictures)
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg416144#msg416144 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg416144#msg416144)

Thanks! I didn't even know people "bare bulbed" their speedlites, see I learned something from this thread today as well, good stuff.
Title: Re: Bare bulb mod
Post by: Hannes on July 20, 2014, 03:07:57 AM
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

I was going to post it a week or two ago but forgot, this thread actually reminded me to do it :)
Title: Re: Bare bulb mod
Post by: Viggo on July 20, 2014, 03:25:50 PM
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

I was going to post it a week or two ago but forgot, this thread actually reminded me to do it :)

Thanks a bunch, I'm an old electronics repair nerdy head, so this sort of stuff is candy to me, lol.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: sagittariansrock on July 20, 2014, 03:31:35 PM
Viggo, you are utilizing the Art wide open beautifully. Love your B/Ws.
How strong was the sun? I am impressed that 2 Speedlites at 1/4 are able to overpower it so well.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 20, 2014, 03:45:45 PM
Viggo, you are utilizing the Art wide open beautifully. Love your B/Ws.
How strong was the sun? I am impressed that 2 Speedlites at 1/4 are able to overpower it so well.

It was around 5 pm, so not midday, but the one of my daughter on the swing was midday. They are packing some real punch for sure, at least without a softbox. The 50 Art wide open is perfect for what I shoot, the complete no distortion and the corner sharpness is tailor made for me.

Thanks for your comment. I used a IR-type preset for that shot, crushed the blacks a bit and it turned out better in BW in color, which I find seldom.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: sagittariansrock on July 20, 2014, 04:23:16 PM
Thanks for your comment. I used a IR-type preset for that shot, crushed the blacks a bit and it turned out better in BW in color, which I find seldom.

They have an B&W movie look that looks beautiful. Keep doing what you are doing, don't change a thing. Looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 20, 2014, 04:30:48 PM
Thanks for your comment. I used a IR-type preset for that shot, crushed the blacks a bit and it turned out better in BW in color, which I find seldom.

They have an B&W movie look that looks beautiful. Keep doing what you are doing, don't change a thing. Looking forward to seeing more.

Too kind man! Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: vulie504 on July 24, 2014, 02:03:17 AM
This thread is such a good idea! I've recently decided to take the plunge and purchased a flash/trigger and everyone's pictures and explanations are so helpful. Hopefully I'll get the hang of off camera flash and will be able to contribute to this thread.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 24, 2014, 03:16:28 AM
This thread is such a good idea! I've recently decided to take the plunge and purchased a flash/trigger and everyone's pictures and explanations are so helpful. Hopefully I'll get the hang of off camera flash and will be able to contribute to this thread.

That's great to hear! We're looking forward to your shots and inputs. Welcome to CR also :)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: wickidwombat on July 24, 2014, 07:04:23 AM
Viggo looks like you new fiddy is golden and seems to be absolutely nailing it

are you finding you still get misses wide open though?
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Jamesy on July 24, 2014, 07:29:10 AM
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

(http://photobyviggo.com/Random/a80.jpg)
Nailed it at 1.4! Great shot!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 24, 2014, 09:27:51 AM
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

(http://photobyviggo.com/Random/a80.jpg)
Nailed it at 1.4! Great shot!

Thanks Jamsey! It was the only shot I took also. 50 Art is such a killer lens.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 24, 2014, 09:29:30 AM
I just bought the Witstro (Godox) 360w flash, if anyone has any experience, please share. I won't be getting it for a couple of weeks, but will share my experiences and thoughts about it here when I have tested it.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Jamesy on July 24, 2014, 09:38:26 AM
Nailed it at 1.4! Great shot!

Thanks Jamsey! It was the only shot I took also. 50 Art is such a killer lens.
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I tested the 50 Art over a weekend but not with a moving subject moving toward or away from me at 1.4 - again you totally nailed the focus!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 11:02:09 AM
Couple of speedlitesรฺ with amber gel
One with DIY grid pointing to model 's face.
white balance set to tungsten.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 11:08:14 AM
One speedlite on floor behind glasses
ambient dialed down
tungsten white balance
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 11:10:39 AM
One Godox 360 with small softbox
heavily post-processed
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 11:14:10 AM
Shot for school play
3 speedIites
One will small sotbox overhead
one rim light camera right
one with DIY grid for hilight on pump
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: RLPhoto on July 24, 2014, 11:36:50 AM
Couple of speedlitesรฺ with amber gel
One with DIY grid pointing to model 's face.
white balance set to tungsten.

Digg this shot. Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 24, 2014, 12:20:52 PM
Yokaew: Awesome shots, and a superb way to show off what skills and modest gear can do, absolutely spot on all four if your shots.

What's is your take on the Godox 360ws?
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 01:48:24 PM
I really like the Godox 360.  It is very easy to use.  With 360W/S and the ability to do HSS, make it a great choice for outdoor shoots.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 24, 2014, 01:56:42 PM
I really like the Godox 360.  It is very easy to use.  With 360W/S and the ability to do HSS, make it a great choice for outdoor shoots.

That's all the reasons I sold my Quadra and bought the 360. Great to hear you like it. Any recommendations for 70-90 cm Octa where I can place the flash inside and not outside pointing in? I have bought countless eBay cheapo's, but they brake for nothing. In fact, my most recent 80cm stood on a light stand in my living room and I suddenly heard a pop! And sure enough it broke one of the rods, from standing still inside! Wow..
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: IMG_0001 on July 24, 2014, 02:16:28 PM
Good thread,

I particularly like the swing photo from Viggo and the Kendoist images. I have a few light modifiers in the mail in order to set my feet into the strobist arena.

Thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Knut Skywalker on July 24, 2014, 03:27:37 PM
#1 is from a club night. I shoot their parties every month or so. One 430EX with orange gel, one YN565EX with green gel.

#2 is Roundflash with a gorgeous girl

#3 is a photo montage inspired by FightClub ("Everything is just a copy, of a copy, of a copy..."). Again the 430EX and the 565EX, using the Roundflash as a softbox with orange gel.

#4 is a self portrait with my new SMDV Diffusor-60 I bought yesterday on a Manfrotto-boom. Took it literally like 10 minutes ago, just for funzies. :D
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 24, 2014, 05:07:37 PM
Thanks for sharing Knut! Awesome stuff. Really nice black and white converting on the last one there.

I was JUST looking at the SMDV boxes and they look great, I was hoping that someone somewhere would make a box that quality, and like the Elinchrom boxes that can take ANY abuse, but for mounting the flash inside, not on the outside. Where I live it's just a matter of hours between the flash tipping over, and I would rather have the box bounce and that's it, than landing directly on the flash. Or if it's a drizzle outside..
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 10:18:36 PM
Viggo:  Phottix makes several softboxes that you can place your lights inside.  They are ok.  I've not had any issue with them yet.  The only thing I don't like about those boxes is that you are limited in tilting movement.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 24, 2014, 11:02:54 PM
#1 3 back lights with color in post
#2 one stage light on drapes, one strobe with DIY snoot on model 's back & guitar, one strobe for mic, two strobes with blue gels for ambient
#3 same as #2 but with different colorin post
#4 one front light with large umbrella for ambient, two rim lights, one speedlite with orange gel  in bag bouncing white crumbled paper
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Click on July 24, 2014, 11:05:05 PM
Well done yokaew. I really like your work.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: sagittariansrock on July 25, 2014, 12:50:34 AM
Nice Yokaew! All of your shots. Hoping for more.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: climber on July 25, 2014, 02:18:11 AM
I really like them too, Yokaew! Nice work.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 25, 2014, 02:52:29 AM
Well done yokaew. I really like your work.

+1, I think you are very very talented. I don't not know just how to put it, but you use light extremely right! It looks great  :)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 25, 2014, 02:58:43 AM
Viggo:  Phottix makes several softboxes that you can place your lights inside.  They are ok.  I've not had any issue with them yet.  The only thing I don't like about those boxes is that you are limited in tilting movement.

Thanks! My Swedish friend also uses them, but can't get them in Norway, and I wonder, are the rods inside the umbrella boxes any better than the "eBay stuff" ?

I'm aware of the limited tilt action, and it's a large drawback, but it's either that or not taking it with me due to needing heavy sand bags. I just take the chance with the inside mount boxes, lol.

Any one have a link to where I can buy this bracket?

(http://i2.wp.com/www.englishphotographer.com/photos/godox-ad360-witstro-3608-2.jpg?zoom=2&resize=964%2C852)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 25, 2014, 07:16:40 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind words.
Viggo: Godox is coming out with a new version of the flash holder.

http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_S_type_Speedlite_Bracket.html (http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_S_type_Speedlite_Bracket.html)

It might be better.  I have not used it myself though.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 25, 2014, 07:53:08 AM
Thanks everyone for your kind words.
Viggo: Godox is coming out with a new version of the flash holder.

http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_S_type_Speedlite_Bracket.html (http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_S_type_Speedlite_Bracket.html)

It might be better.  I have not used it myself though.

Soo, wait what, it just hangs there tightened with a screw on top? Lol, but I guess it works since they make it that way. I have a simple bracket myself I might use.

Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: yokaew on July 27, 2014, 07:46:28 AM
#1 one speedlite with Obis ring as back light
#2 two strobes with medium soft box on left and right
#3 two strobes camera left, one with medium softbox in front the other as rim light, Sun on camera right
#4 three strobes, one with large umbrella for ambient, one with grid camera left, one for backgroud + flare effect
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 27, 2014, 08:05:19 AM
Wow! Fantastic shots. I really like your style. An inspiration. Makes me want to go out and shoot. I sold my wife's 5d and my camera is being fixed so I'm without a camera for a month! But when it gets back I've got my new flash and perhaps a new soft box .
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Hannes on July 28, 2014, 01:50:17 PM
Viggo:  Phottix makes several softboxes that you can place your lights inside.  They are ok.  I've not had any issue with them yet.  The only thing I don't like about those boxes is that you are limited in tilting movement.

Thanks! My Swedish friend also uses them, but can't get them in Norway, and I wonder, are the rods inside the umbrella boxes any better than the "eBay stuff" ?

I'm aware of the limited tilt action, and it's a large drawback, but it's either that or not taking it with me due to needing heavy sand bags. I just take the chance with the inside mount boxes, lol.

Any one have a link to where I can buy this bracket?


I have two of these and they work brilliantly. No wobble at the mount even with a 120 octabox http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151181673856?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151181673856?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

This seller has decent softboxes. The essentialphoto/pixapro ones are well made (for the price) and don't feel super cheap. Yes they aren't profoto but then what do you really expect for £50?  http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tsl-2009?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tsl-2009?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Click on July 28, 2014, 02:22:22 PM
Great shots yokaew. Well done. 
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on July 28, 2014, 02:31:39 PM
Viggo:  Phottix makes several softboxes that you can place your lights inside.  They are ok.  I've not had any issue with them yet.  The only thing I don't like about those boxes is that you are limited in tilting movement.

Thanks! My Swedish friend also uses them, but can't get them in Norway, and I wonder, are the rods inside the umbrella boxes any better than the "eBay stuff" ?

I'm aware of the limited tilt action, and it's a large drawback, but it's either that or not taking it with me due to needing heavy sand bags. I just take the chance with the inside mount boxes, lol.

Any one have a link to where I can buy this bracket?


I have two of these and they work brilliantly. No wobble at the mount even with a 120 octabox http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151181673856?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151181673856?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

This seller has decent softboxes. The essentialphoto/pixapro ones are well made (for the price) and don't feel super cheap. Yes they aren't profoto but then what do you really expect for £50?  http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tsl-2009?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/tsl-2009?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)

Thanks for the links. I guess I can't see how it can be mounted horizontally and have no support except the hot shoe. I saw that the Godox one had a screw on the horizontal rail that supported the flash under also, it's also a heavy flash making the load on the hot shoe even worse. It's 642 dollars for the ProFoto plus speedring, but in the end, that enables the use if all ProFoto boxes also.. And investment, at least that's whatni have to
Convince myself of, lol.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: eninja on July 29, 2014, 11:40:40 PM
#1 is from a club night. I shoot their parties every month or so. One 430EX with orange gel, one YN565EX with green gel.

#2 is Roundflash with a gorgeous girl

#3 is a photo montage inspired by FightClub ("Everything is just a copy, of a copy, of a copy..."). Again the 430EX and the 565EX, using the Roundflash as a softbox with orange gel.

#4 is a self portrait with my new SMDV Diffusor-60 I bought yesterday on a Manfrotto-boom. Took it literally like 10 minutes ago, just for funzies. :D

Hi Knut,

How do you wireless trigger those flashes?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on September 12, 2014, 04:46:39 AM
Finally got my camera back after 36 days away on repair and got to test my new Godox+Profoto octa.

They managed to send me the old trigger even though I bought the new one, so no HSS yet, it sucks...

But here's one of the first shots I did. I LOVE the light output from this combo!

(http://photobyviggo.com/random/m101.jpg)

And a grey, rainy and cloudy day suddenly looks interesting (to me at least)

(http://photobyviggo.com/random/a102.jpg)
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 12, 2014, 05:03:16 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/13361158183_74293f4922_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mmFqQg)Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam (https://flic.kr/p/mmFqQg) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr

Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam
Warrior from the Edge of Time and Beyond the Seam of Space. Powered by an unknowable source. Animated by Spirits Great. Guided by the Hand of Fate.

{This is a photo I _had_ to make. I looked at a couple other photographer's work and wished I'd done what they'd done. This image is my response to their work.}

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Photographer: C'est moi
Photographer's Assistant: Judith Turano
Model/Couture/MUA: Tithann Thanh
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Strobist Info: Elinchrom BX500Ri into bounce umbrella over camera

BTW, some of my work with M. Thann will be shown shortly here in Paris, France.  The details in French are... from friend and colleague, http://arthurmorgan.fr/post/89344176723/un-portfolio-steampunk-dans-le-numero-19-de-fiction (http://arthurmorgan.fr/post/89344176723/un-portfolio-steampunk-dans-le-numero-19-de-fiction) -

    Expo photo steampunk : Le Paris des Mystères !

Je vous avais parlé il y a quelques temps d’une série de photos pour le magazine Fiction.

L’idée étaient de représenter des personnages célèbres de l’Histoire ou de la Littérature, version Steampunk, dans Paris (Fantomas, Mata Hari, Mina Murray etc).

Il a été difficile de choisir quelle photo devait être publiée tant le travail du photographe Christopher Perez était magnifique. Mais il n’en fallait que 10.

Nous avons donc décidé de faire une expo avec les autres photos.
Retrouvez les 10 portraits du magazine ainsi qu’une vingtaine de photos inédites dès novembre au Salon du Fantastique, du 31 octobre au 2 novembre 2014, Porte de Champerret à Paris.

Autres dates :

    De janvier 2015 à Mars 2015 : Librairie Les Quatre Chemins à Lille.

In short, the images published in Fiction #19 ~ Ete will be on display.  If you're not able to see the show in Paris, we'll be in Lille for three months at the first of the year.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Viggo on September 12, 2014, 05:07:36 AM
Thanks for sharing ChristopherMarkPerez, great stuff!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 12, 2014, 05:09:48 AM
Thank you, Viggo!   :)

Thanks for sharing ChristopherMarkPerez, great stuff!
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: Click on September 12, 2014, 08:27:12 AM
Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam

Great portrait. Well done ChristopherMarkPerez.
Title: Re: Anything Strobist
Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 12, 2014, 10:57:12 AM
Thank you, Click.  It's all about the light, isn't it?   ;)

Ninja ~ out of the Age of Steam

Great portrait. Well done ChristopherMarkPerez.