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09-04-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Alright, so I'm terrible in the use of flashes, but I decided to try this after a bit of play with relatives. I tried out using hard lights for a dramatic effect, which is kinda ironic since it's for a Nerf battle. I thought this would be a kinda funny shot. There's 2 of the same shot with different details, and I'm unsure which looks better, or if either look good at all. But anyhow, how is it? Any advice on the use of flashes?

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I like your flash placement in both of these. #1 is nicely ominous but maybe a bit too dark overall -- that supine body is hard to see. #2 shows good detail but still looks a little dull. What I would do with #2: boost contrast and saturation, to make it all 'pop', but keep the whites muted. The whites in #1 are just a bit too bright IMHO. Nice work!
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I don't know much about critique...I don't even think they let me over here? But...I like what I see with the lighting, not too bright, not too dark, and it fits the scene perfectly.
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I agree with my learned fried RioRico.

I can see you all had a lot of fun doing this image. There is a lot happening there and while a bit of mystery created by dark shadows can add to the drama, there also is a lot of detail that deserves to be shown. I have just fiddled with this image a bit because I like it, but do forgive me for doing this. (I get sometimes unfavorable feedback here for daring doing this) But you are not one of those, are you. Anyway I thought I needed to see just a bit more (perhaps not more but more clearly) to add to the mistry and here is the result.
Now I can see all those lovely carrots sticking out of the supine Corpse's chest, superb! The corpse is the main sinister element in your shot I feel and therefore ought to be just a bit more prominent. Am I right? Let your creative juices flow freely and show us more.

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Thanks for the advice guys, and don't worry, I actually like what you did Schraubstock.
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i'd snoot a flash on the shooters and more importantly throw a tight beam with a snoot on the victim. it would illuminate what you want to see and eliminate what you don't.
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I think the lighting is ok. Base on the scene maybe a cinematic PP by adding contrast, a proper bleach bypass treatment may work as well, but I'm leaning more on cinematic, contrasty look.... Maybe remove the deadbody.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Deiberson Quote
i'd snoot a flash on the shooters and more importantly throw a tight beam with a snoot on the victim. it would illuminate what you want to see and eliminate what you don't.
Na, that would look more staged than it already is and you want to see a little bit of everything without seeing too much. The way it is now only the play looks staged not the photography, play with some more dedicated lighting and you tip the balance.

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I think working in a bigger space might've helped a bit if I wanted to keep the same amount of people. Heck, I had to placed the camera in a bathroom doorway.
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