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Going Strobist with DA Limiteds - Night shots
Posted By: dugrant153, 03-08-2009, 12:11 AM

Some pics from a recent photoshoot I did for a friend and his car!
I used 1 Vivitar 285HV flash with a shoot thru umbrella.
Pentax K200D using either the DA40 Limited and the DA21 Limited lens.

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03-08-2009, 12:41 AM   #2
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I almost bought one of those cars! What a blast to drive... nice pictures of the cars and of your friend. Eventually I want to learn how to do strobist stuff...
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First and last ones are my favorites - love the lighting and the angle of #1 - with the black road and the white car, I thought it was B&W at first.
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Nice shots! If you get a chance to shoot a car again in the same situation, try to make your light source even larger by using multiple umbrellas or a diffusion panel. The light still looks a bit harsh on the 2nd image, for example.

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unfortunately I had only one light to work with, so had to make do with what I had. Since the shoot, I have bought a second umbrella light stand and have a second strobe ready. So I'm pumped and ready to go again!!

However, having one light definitely creates an interesting 'style'. And one has to really work around the 'limitations' of less light.
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These look nice. The one suggestion I would have is to expose more for ambient light -- how did you set up your camera for the shoot? I would meter for ambient, drop it down a couple of stops, then set the flash to match aperture...
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Great shots. #5 is very good.
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I was going to go with a bit more ambient light, but the only way to do that was to bump my ISO to 1600 or something. it was pitch black outside. And I was already shooting at F2.8 or F3.2 (in the case of the DA21).

Plus, there was a lot of distraction in the background, so blacking it out was kinda done on purpose

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A fun series. Well done under difficult conditions.
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Nice shots; luck you have a friend who's willing to model for you without being too inhibited!
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A lot of clarity in your image in deed. The images are well planned out and captured
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Very nice work. All very sharp and great exposure.
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Not bad. I'm seeing a lot of noise. Have you tried reducing this through PP? It hasn't ruined your set assuming it can be corrected.

Thanks for posting!
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Very pleasing lighting! So you dragged all the lighting gear in a nightly city!
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