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Strobist Attempt - C&C Please!
Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 Camera: K20D Photo Location: Hilo, Hawaii ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: kkado, 06-06-2010, 04:21 AM

My umbrellas and brackets finally came in the mail today, so I got a chance to try them out on my understandably reluctant girlfriend

And the setup shot:

Used two Vivitar 285HV's and 33" shoot-throughs, with a silver reflector for a little more rear fill. C&C appreciated
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06-06-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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I don't know my flash photography but I like the pic. I do think something to highlight the hair and give the top of her head definition might have helped.
06-06-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
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Looks like you got the lighting down. You might want to either reposition that camera-left light a little right (or add a reflector) to fill in a bit more of the left side of her face. The flare at the right is a bit distracting.

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06-06-2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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im new to flash myself, trying to understand my 540

but this is a good start, your doing everything right with the light, and the flares are cool to.
Regarding light setup: Just do it the way you like, experiment with everything. It doesnt have to look like evey one elses (the light pros) pictures. Be different!

The shot is a litle to close to the guitar. Thats the only critic i have

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06-06-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the input! I want to try using more flashes so I can do a hair or rim light.
06-06-2010, 08:34 PM   #6
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Love it!
Love the hair, love the setting, love the capture!
This totally pulls at my strings, as I spent many of nights in the warmth of the summer playing music with friends.
It not only works, but its believable!

Good job!

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