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When two Photographers get together.
Posted By: Photo Tramp, 02-24-2008, 02:11 AM

First I want to thank Brendan (brendanPK) for coming up to see me. We had a nice time just talking and people watching at the local mall. I know both of us wish they allowed cameras in the mall. It is such a great place to do random shooting. (with a camera of course). Later in the evening Brendan did some teaching on strobe lighting. I was never any good with a strobe before (not to say that I am now either.) With the tricks Brendan showed me I saw a dramatic change in the way my strobe shots were coming out. Just a few tweaks and he had me understanding more about lighting placement of remotes. So I'll post some of the pictures I think came out well.

Thanks again Brendan.









If you don't know who the model is, May I present our own BrendanPK.

He also helped me with a few tweaks and suggested changes to this shot which really did make the shot on that stands out.
Thanks again Brendan.


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02-24-2008, 06:40 AM   #2
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I promise one day I will get out your way Dave. These are some nice sharp well exposed shots. Looks like you will be having some fun with lights. I have to say, I prefered the shot of the women in B&W (but that is me)
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Very sharp shots and interesting lighting Dave. What lens were you using? I can take a guess but why don't they allow cameras in the mall?

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Nice shots, and I like the Pentax shirt. What is the significance of the 14.6?

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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinal43 Quote
Nice shots, and I like the Pentax shirt. What is the significance of the 14.6?
I'm guessing it has something to do with the new K20.
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That is the exact number of pixels the new K20D has.
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Wonderful time you have there. Seems like a great time. Strobe lighting is fun and you did some shots of brendan really well

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verrrry cool portraits!

Hi David!

Those are some stellar portraits of Brendan. He always finds the cool shirts, doesn't he??!!

Glad you guys had a great time!
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Thanks Fritz & PhotoTramp, that never dawned on me.
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Hi all I just found this thread! lol
Yeah it was a good time
Lighting was done by 2 meathods, a disfused 540 set to manual power (1/16th) in a home-made difusion box. Triggered by slave function w/ a promaster set to manual lowest power bowncing off the celing to trigger the 540.
The second headshot of me had a white folder on the shadow side to bounce in some more light (note the slight cetch in the eye)

The 14.6 shots were done w/ a undifused 540 places up hi, zoomed to the max zoom, pointing down to give a hard light. Triggered the same way.

Stuff like this is what I will be teaching if we get the gathering together in June/July https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-talk/21324-spring-summer-east-coast-gathering.html
Rember Flash is ok, just use it better. bounce it off walls, trigger a side-light etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photo_mom Quote
Hi David!

Those are some stellar portraits of Brendan. He always finds the cool shirts, doesn't he??!!

Glad you guys had a great time!
Go to PMA you can get the shirts there. The rest I find on ebay.
I also have a pentax vest hats etc. Some from Pentax (you can get them at the online store) others from ebay etc.

I may make up a special one for the gathering
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