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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, 25 Nov 2011.

  1. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

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    Is that how you usually do it, with 2/3 OCF on stands in manual and ETTL on the hotshoe? What kind of mix of exposure, manual power levels and ETTL exposure comp?

    Sorry for the questions but I'm trying to glean as much as I can about this type of lighting as there's little opportunity to practise and even less time to experiment in the heat of the moment :)
     
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    When you are setting up the lights, start with them at 1/128, fire them direct at you. Ask one of the guest to stand in the middle for a test shot. Normally do this while they are clearing the tables after food and / or when the band is setting up their gear.

    Up the flash power until you have something that works for that space, depending on how big it is really.
     
  3. Vertigo1

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    Ok so manual for the OCFs at the back makes sense - ETTL for the on-cam though?
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Yup.
     
  5. Vertigo1

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    Any particular FEC or do you just experiment with that too?
     
  6. Raymond Lin

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    Play would that too, start with standard, it depends on what you can bounce off.
     
  7. Vertigo1

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    I always seem to struggle majorly with on-cam flash, no matter what I do. Even if try bouncing it off walls or ceilings, it either ends up still too bright/brash or, if I dial it down a bit, it doesn't illuminate enough. Never seem to be able to find the sweet spot.
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    It's about experimenting.
     
  9. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

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    I'm too scared to experiment during an actual wedding for fear of screwing it up completely and missing shots altogether.
     
  10. Raymond Lin

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    Hence the guy in the middle before. That's when you test. Try FEC to see.
     
  11. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

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    Do you use any modifiers for the on-cam flash when there's nothing to bounce off?
     
  12. WatchTower

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    I'm not got the money for expensive lens's but I just purchased a brand new Nikon 55-300mm lens from amazon for £199 which seemed a great deal. I only.have the 18-55mm that came originally with my D3200 so hopefully I can get some better shots of Medieval castles, boats traveling out of harbours and nature. :D
     
  13. Steeps

    Soldato

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    I bought a stick

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    Fill it with images and light painting becomes more fun!

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    Just a few test shots to see if it works fine, going to be a good winter.
     
  14. eyyaz

    Wise Guy

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    got this a while back, excuuse the instagram
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  15. cheechm

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  16. Steeps

    Soldato

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    Was a kickstarter campaign about a year ago, quite expensive but I wanted something new to try with lightpainting. Link to site:

    http://thepixelstick.com/index.php
     
  17. redline

    Wise Guy

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    WOW!... I want a stick that does that too :cool:

    That is really awesome :D
     
  18. Jase

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    Ignore, just read the answer above!
     
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  19. Phal

    Mobster

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    I did wonder whether it was that kind of stick :) Now I know :D
     
  20. Slamhamster

    Associate

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    Got myself a Yongnuo Yn468 II E-TTL and a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II. Next on the list is the 10-18mm...