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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2011, 11:29:35 PM »
"Second shooting" is a common method that wedding photographers employ to make sure nothing is missed on a wedding day. It involves the principal photographer hiring an assistant to photograph with them. Basically two photographers at one wedding.

Lightweight/Starter portrait gear? A good starting point would be:

Lightstand
Umbrella Bracket
Shoot Thru/Reflective Umbrella

You can use your 7D wireless commander to trigger your 580EXII,  but I would consider investing into a wireless trigger system. Once you're comfortable with one light, you can move into two light setups. Most of the Strobist 101 seems out of date, but its very much a good starting point for reading. Speaking of reading, if you want to learn more about light and off camera flash I recommend:

Light: Science and Magic
The HotShoe Diaries

Very familiar with the wireless on the 580EXII - really enjoy that option especially when in manual mode - can get some cool shadowing effects.  I took a look at the books and see there are various versions of Light Science and Magic.  I would presume you mean the 4th edition?  I saw several on amazon  I appreciate the response and tips on items to acquire
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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2011, 11:29:35 PM »

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2011, 11:17:29 AM »

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2011, 01:07:21 PM »
This was only a spur of the moment shoot I did with some friends. I was actually doing some long exposure shots of the dam and stars but decided to play around with doing a group shot for my friends who had come along.




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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011, 04:12:52 AM »
JRSJ.

Hey, i think the shot with the girl and guitar is amazing. Beautiful light. I think you got it right. One question though, im a beginner so just trying to grasp the concept of things so sorry if this is a dumb question. Rather than using the filter could you have just used a really fast shutter speed lower iso and a low f stop for shallow dof?

Thanks!

Also do you have a flickr gallery, id like to check out the split toning and vintage effect you were talking about.

Craig

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2011, 12:02:11 AM »
Craig, I can answer that for you. The filter had to be used because JRSJ used flash for the photo which mean that the max shutter speed would be limited to the cameras max sync speed (usually limited to around 1/250 depending on the model of camera used). So the filters are necessary to maintain the shallow depth of field with the ambient and flash in balance.

The only way around that would be to use a long TTL enabled off-camera flash cord or Pocket Wizard Flex and Mini units to enable High Speed Sync to get a shorter shutter speed that can sync with the flash but that involves just as much extra equipment and probably at least a comparable amount of power used on the flash.

Or they could have just shot with a lower ambient light level later in the evening.

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2011, 03:31:16 AM »
Here's a weird one


...and not so weird

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2011, 03:52:36 AM »
I especially like the second one (photoshopped in rain and all :) )

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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2011, 03:52:36 AM »

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2011, 04:20:00 AM »
Haha, thanks.  It really was pouring.  But since it wasn't raining milk, it wouldn't show up in the shots!

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Re: Let There Be Light!
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2011, 04:20:00 AM »