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Horse Bell
Lens: 90mm Camera: K20D ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: jamonation, 12-25-2009, 09:19 PM

First time trying with an off camera flash, just had it sitting beside the bell with a piece of tissue paper folded over a couple times to defuse it. Also had a flash on the camera and bounced it to the side off a white piece of paper.

Thoughts? Improvements? I think a little rotation would make it more interesting, but I'm just trying to get a feel for lighting. This is processed on my laptop that doesn't have a well calibrated screen, so it may look under exposed to some.
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12-25-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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A good start.
You've tried your hand at negative space here, and it's almost successful.
Compose the image with the subject falling on one of the rule of thirds locations.
The lighting itself is reasonable, only slightly diffused but giving some texture to the bell with only minor blowing of highlights.
It's a good (not great) result, but one you can build upon nonetheless.
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Thanks ash, good to be headed in the right direction. It's funny, thinking about my normal "style" I always tend to have a shallow depth of field. Turns out it is because I mostly use my camera handheld in natural light. This off camera flash thing is going to be so much fun to start learning, and cheap too!

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