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An excercise in flash
Posted By: Gooshin, 10-31-2009, 07:14 PM

I'm having lots of fun learning my flash with the camera in M mode


F4.0
ISO 400
1/30

flash on pttl bounced off the ceiling/wall




same scene, but this time ISO is 200 and speed is 1/90th, so 2.5 stops difference in ambient light, and the light source is still bounced in the same place


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10-31-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Second one works well for me. I like the gentleness. Nothing blown out to my eyes. Composition is nice to in terms of contrast between the light and darkness.
10-31-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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Pavel looks a bit green after eating that pizza.
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Pavel looks a bit green after eating that pizza.


actually he can eat out of that pizza place day in and day out, i'm the one that seems to get sick once in awhile.

the green is my own mix of colour balance.

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Did he make you use a light meter.
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Did he make you use a light meter.
actually with a recent aquisition of a newer Canon film camera he finally learned to trust the metering more, with success.

he mostly uses the meter for film (cinema) work.
10-31-2009, 08:34 PM   #7
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I'm finding that quite often I use mine for bracketing instead of taking the pictures. I pick the aperture that's in the middle of what the camera meter and the incident meter says.
Works pretty well.
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personally i dont think a light meter is necessary for typical single or non flash shots with the handheld camera

more for multiple lighting setup and running around the room testing your lights and seeing what the meter tells you.

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Good ones mate. #2 is more pleasing to me - much prefer light coming in from an angle rather than bounced off ceiling (getting raccoon eyes) or axial flash (flat as a pancake lighting)...

I can count the number of times I've used a light meter - P-TTL seems to work things out (for a single light source) pretty well...
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I am liking the second one as well.
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As the subject of these photos, I do not approve their use and spread online. They are extremely unflattering (fine, the pizza one is alright as it's goofy, but the second photo gives me a hint of haemorrhaging). As a photographer, you should have a better sense of timing. When you're off, at least don't put them up for the world to see; you either capture me in the process of speaking (deformed lips) or in process of readying a pose (looking odd as I do above). Why not do a count-up to three, like I do? That technique will allow your friends to anticipate when you'll trigger the shutter.
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As the subject of these photos, I do not approve their use and spread online. They are extremely unflattering (fine, the pizza one is alright as it's goofy, but the second photo gives me a hint of haemorrhaging). As a photographer, you should have a better sense of timing. When you're off, at least don't put them up for the world to see; you either capture me in the process of speaking (deformed lips) or in process of readying a pose (looking odd as I do above). Why not do a count-up to three, like I do? That technique will allow your friends to anticipate when you'll trigger the shutter.
i do not want you guys to anticipate anything.
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i do not want you guys to anticipate anything.
I would like a warning from now on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
Pavel looks a bit green after eating that pizza.
poisonous Pizza!

but i choose no. 2.
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They are good pics, Gooshin and Mischivo. Gooshin made good use of bounce flash and just captured expression. I like em both!
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