Author Topic: get ready!!!!
tsingtao2 
Posts: 15,770
Registered: Oct 10, '00
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 15,298
User ID: 48,832
Subject: get ready!!!!
LOL! my wife just called me and told me that my new flash arrived today. I ordered a YN560. I am currently in Chicago working, and wont be home until LATE Friday night in Indy. Saturday, heading to Roberts Photo in Indy to pick up a light stand, 45" westcott convertable umbrella, and a hotshoe/umbrella adapter.

pics coming soon!!!

 

-----signature-----
May the bridges I burn light my way
Isolated in defiance, I will remain
May the bridges I burn light my way
I will never comply, I'll forever defy
Link to this post
-Foxy- 
Title: Moderator
Über Brat

Posts: 110,094
Registered: May 29, '02
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 107,357
User ID: 683,944
Subject: get ready!!!!
man and his toys happy

 

-----signature-----
Long suffering vassal to Xarkath, U.P. - Forever and ever
Link to this post
tsingtao2 
Posts: 15,770
Registered: Oct 10, '00
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 15,298
User ID: 48,832
Subject: get ready!!!!
well here it is, my first ever attempt at off camera flash

YN560 at full in a 43" reflecting westcott umbrella firing with radio poppers (my RF602 are on the way)







btw, they are 6 months apart, step-sisters

 

-----signature-----
May the bridges I burn light my way
Isolated in defiance, I will remain
May the bridges I burn light my way
I will never comply, I'll forever defy
Link to this post
tsingtao2 
Posts: 15,770
Registered: Oct 10, '00
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 15,298
User ID: 48,832
Subject: get ready!!!!




 

-----signature-----
May the bridges I burn light my way
Isolated in defiance, I will remain
May the bridges I burn light my way
I will never comply, I'll forever defy
Link to this post
-Dirtbrother- 
Posts: 4,101
Registered: Sep 21, '02
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 3,491
User ID: 718,876
Subject: get ready!!!!
I like the fourth and sixth the most. The only real critique i have is that they seem to be a little underexposed. Other than that, i think they are pretty great.

 

-----signature-----
Link to this post
tsingtao2 
Posts: 15,770
Registered: Oct 10, '00
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 15,298
User ID: 48,832
Subject: get ready!!!!
totally agree with the underexposure sad firt time out though with the flash

 

-----signature-----
May the bridges I burn light my way
Isolated in defiance, I will remain
May the bridges I burn light my way
I will never comply, I'll forever defy
Link to this post
Raiztlin 
Title: Dick Tracy
Posts: 8,885
Registered: Jan 23, '02
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 8,688
User ID: 626,780
Subject: get ready!!!!
Number 1, 2 and 3 I didn't care for much. Technically they are pretty good, but they both look a bit stiff in their poses.

The two last ones are pretty good, but would be better if you cropped them a bit.

The fourth one is pretty good, there's just something I don't like about it... just not sure what.. The pose is good, she looks natural, all in all a good picture. I would have liked to see her right eye better though.

The fifth one: she's centered, and that's just boring, isn't it? grin

The last one: again her head is centered, and the big red thingy just attracts attention from what you're actually trying to show (her). I'd crop it so the red thingy was gone, and her head was in the upper right third.

I think you're doing good though, adding a off-camera flash is one of the best way to get variation to your portraits.

Next time think composition and see if you can get the flash lighting them from an angle, that way you get a bit more shadow in their face (the good kind) and thus more contrast, making the photo "pop" a bit more.

A good start is having the flash at approx 45 degree angle, and slightly above her (just take care with the shadows under the chin (make her raise it enough to avoid the heavy shadows)


Again I don't want to sound overly critical, I'm trying to do as the japanse do here!
(In japan, if you speak a few words of japanese they fall over themselves and compliment you on your japanese, but if you speak it pretty well, they start correcting your mistakes instead grin )

 

-----signature-----
I has a flavor!
CC always welcome.
Link to this post
Raiztlin 
Title: Dick Tracy
Posts: 8,885
Registered: Jan 23, '02
Extended Info (if available)
Real Post Cnt: 8,688
User ID: 626,780
Subject: get ready!!!!
Oh, I forgot to mention, good job getting her to keep those glasses where they should grin

 

-----signature-----
I has a flavor!
CC always welcome.
Link to this post

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Powered by PHP