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11-20-2018, 10:47 AM   #31
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If you put the umbrella in front you have less light and more if it's behind is technically true.

This is why I always look outside at noon for things I lose inside. More light helps see things.
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As someone who does a lot of "cheap" Santa photo setups for non-profit organizations as a way to help out the local community I always cringe when my wife decides it is time to take the kids to get Santa photos done at the mall.

So far she has managed to prevent me from bringing soft-boxes and my battery powered strobes and setting them up. Deer in the headlights describes most of the mall photos, deer with grey flesh and shiny white spots in the eyes.

The ones I do for the non-profits are by no means a masterpiece, however you could recognize the children as you own and probably won't want to rush them to hospital based on grey flesh.
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As someone who does a lot of "cheap" Santa photo setups for non-profit organizations as a way to help out the local community I always cringe when my wife decides it is time to take the kids to get Santa photos done at the mall.

So far she has managed to prevent me from bringing soft-boxes and my battery powered strobes and setting them up. Deer in the headlights describes most of the mall photos, deer with grey flesh and shiny white spots in the eyes.

The ones I do for the non-profits are by no means a masterpiece, however you could recognize the children as you own and probably won't want to rush them to hospital based on grey flesh.
A couple properly placed lamps from your livingroom and a K-70 or KP should be adequate.

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Walking in my local shopping centre, which is a hotbed of crime, even they get it right …
50/50 chance.🤔
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I saw a mall Santa with his photo elve the other day. He was rocking an entry level Nikon with kit lens and popup flash. I suppose the moms and tots were happy...

Today I was priveleged to see an elve at work with a Canon EOS 5D MARK IV. I think the lens was the 70-200mm f/4 L. He had two studio flashes with shoot through umbrellas, facing the right way. A really professional elve, this one.

In both cases Santa Claus had a real beard.
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I was at the daughter's for Christmas and looked up at their "Sears studio" family shot. 1/4 of her husband's face was lost in a dark flash shadow. Simply awful.

The worst I heard though was a student who paid to have a mall shot taken of her dressed as a Christmas elf. Apparently the guy got impatient with her trying to get her rather large breasts arranged properly and just reached in and arranged them himself without even asking. And he had a female assistant there, so really no possible excuse. She came to class after Christmas and asked if I thought that was OK. ( I was tempted to ask if she thought it was OK, but when you teach high school, you never do anything you wouldn't do in a court of law.)
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Must have been a mighty powerful flash, Steve. LOL
Depends on how reflective the clouds are.

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The photog who shot my sister's outdoor wedding had her flash with set up to bounce off the sky. I hope they got at least a few keepers.


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Come on, would you like they did not know about your sister's wedding in Andromeda?
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My wife has been going through old school photos of our sons. Most of these look as though they could have been shot this way.
In sixth grade I was about a foot taller than anyone else in my small Catholic School class. The “Professional “ photographer who took the class picture had me stand on the far rear corner of the photo. My head was a full head above anyone else and was cropped out of the photo. I was the headless child. No posing skills by that photographer whatsoever.
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The photog who shot my sister's outdoor wedding had her flash with set up to bounce off the sky. I hope they got at least a few keepers.


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Maybe the moon was out!
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The photog who shot my sister's outdoor wedding had her flash with set up to bounce off the sky. I hope they got at least a few keepers.
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I have also seen a couple of togs, outdoors, with the Stofen style plastic diffusers on their attached flashes.
Come to think of it, she did have an Omni-Bounce or similar attached.


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Apparently the guy got impatient with her trying to get her rather large breasts arranged properly and just reached in and arranged them himself without even asking.
In this day and age behavior like that would bring a lawsuit down on his head in an instant, though bra-burning feminists would also deliver a side order of getting run down by an angry mob along with that.
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One of the sadder things in life - folks who have no clue on how to get the best results from expensive equipment. Folk like me who can't afford said equipment but know hot it works then have to look on.

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In one sense true, but explain why all the complaints that Pentax wasn’t a pro system because we did not have full frame.?

With the lighting this guy has, my Q with the standard 5-15 zoom would do the job
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QuoteOriginally posted by steamloco76 Quote
In sixth grade I was about a foot taller than anyone else in my small Catholic School class. The “Professional “ photographer who took the class picture had me stand on the far rear corner of the photo. My head was a full head above anyone else and was cropped out of the photo. I was the headless child. No posing skills by that photographer whatsoever.
Sounds like you could have had fun with that if you played it right. Mom, I don't need a haircut. I'm headless, see!
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