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#1 Roderick

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 02:09 PM

Hello.

I just took delivery of the kit shown in the photo. (I may have over spec'ed, :huh: )

It all works.

My first question.

I'm new to off camera flashes.

I hope  to take a portrait shortly.  I want to place the subject with her left side lit by a large window.  Any suggestions where to place the flash and what power level should I set it to ?

I'll be shooting hand held with a D750 so any advise on camera settings would be greatly appreciated.  I think Matt mentioned 1/160th and f8, but I'm not sure).

Thanks

 

 

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:30 PM

Rod that's hard to say it would depend on how much light is coming through the window and how obvious you want to the flash to be. I would start at 1/64 with those camera settings and if you have any type of diffuser or light modifier to soften the light I would use that as well.



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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:41 PM

JB is correct. Its hard to say off hand with out knowing the full situation. I usually start at at about 32nd power but I have a softbox with an inner and our diffuser so that eats about a stop and half of light.

 

But with all that said, I think the 685 you have has TTL on it.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:24 AM

You could also try bouncing it off a wall or the ceiling.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:46 AM

Thanks for responding.

The flash does have TTL (iTTL).

It has a little defuser that slides over the light so I can use that, and bouncing the light it sounds like a option.

The walls are off-white and the ceiling is white and I'd planned to put the subject with her back to a corner (but not too close to the wall),  so I guess that bounced light would hit her from behind from two sides plus from above.

 

I guess I'm asking you an impossible question :huh:, without giving you much more information.

 

So, I'll turn the power down on the flash, Try bouncing it and put the defuser on.

The lens in the Sigma 24-105 f4 so would I be ok at 105mm f4 1/60th ?

 

Best thing would for me to fire off some test shots and see.

 

Thanks again. ;)



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:46 AM

You should be more than fine at F4 1/60th. Im looking forward to seeing the images.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:34 AM

I think Matt mentioned 1/160th and f8, but I'm not sure).


You are correct, they're my go to settings when I'm doing high key photography. You have to remember though, I'm not using any natural light and I'm using between 3 and 6 studio strobes.

My advice to anyone getting into portraits... Get a light meter! You can pick them up for under £100 and they take all the guess work out of your settings.
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:34 AM

Thanks Dking.

I'm not confident about this.

The subject is 4 and a bit years :rolleyes:



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:36 AM

Since it has TTl is should set the flash accordingly I think anyways..... :huh:



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the advice Matt.

I'm not even at the stage of thinking about getting into portraits. :huh: but I might just hunt out a light meter.

But all the photos of the kid that I've seen, well, make even me think I could do better.

My over-confidence awaits a crushing... <_< 

 

JB, much appreciated.  I've been playing around with the flash and also watching C&T's vids on doing one-flash and outdoor portraits to psych myself up.

One thing I've learned is that there are an awful lot on on-off switches to remember to turn on.... :unsure:



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:33 AM

Rod I would save my cash by relying on the camera's metering system and use your experience. The histogram and looking at the shots on the back of the camera. It may also be necessary to adjust the flashes output to balance both light sources! Lots of shots, deleted most, save the best!
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Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:32 AM

Well, that was interesting...

My little American visitor arrived and all plans for a structured photo shoot went out the window...

:huh:

They're not very big at that age but they can move fast.

It was like trying to mind mice...

:rolleyes:

 

I got nothing but a load of snaps from which I'm trying to recover one or two half decent ones.

As for me mouthing off about how I could do better that all the others,  I've been taken down a peg - A WHOLE PEG !

:(

Jeez, but it was fun though.

Maybe not quite up to Matt's puppy wrangling, but up there nonetheless. :)


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Posted 19 July 2016 - 05:38 AM

Lmao, oh to be a fly on the wall. If you Irish are as colourful at swearing as Scots on Twitter giving trump a piece of their mind. Lol!

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 06:12 AM

Don't give up, Rod


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Posted 19 July 2016 - 07:19 AM

Steve:  %~~@%%#$€****ox to that !!! ;)

See the link below for an Irish perspective on Liverpool FC ticket prices, - but it could be about anything.  Parental discretion advised  contains a LOT of effin' and blindin'

This man is now the Irish diplomatic representative to the the UN....

 

(Apologies to Chimpy if he's listening).

 

Matt, many thanks.  As they say, its a process... :)



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 09:55 AM

Bwuahahaha!! Madness!

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 02:09 AM

Poetry.  Pure poetry....

 

Yeah, we do use the F-word a lot....

:rolleyes:






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