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stevednp3
19th February 2011, 06:14 PM
Hi Everyone

When doing off camera lighting, up untill now I have used the RC mode for both my FL-50r and FL-36r, which has been great but does have its limits when it comes to line of sight and the light coming from the onboard flash.

After using John Burns setup, I thought I have to get these :Dhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270571856073

You have to use everything in manual to get the best results, but after a few test shots I found I could balance everything nicely

Below is a couple of test shots I took of our Rabbit - Pedro

These are straight out of the camera e5 jpegs and I am VERY, VERY impressed with the level of detail this camera can acheive :D :D :D

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/before.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19180)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/sheep5.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19250)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PB186978_800.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19276)

and just for fun, as I cant stop playing with the Dramatic Tone Filter :o

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD287238.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19529)

theMusicMan
19th February 2011, 06:20 PM
Glad to have helped Steve... they are good aren't they? I love off camera flash now... allows you to be really creative and get some not so normal type shots.

stevednp3
19th February 2011, 06:31 PM
Glad to have helped Steve... they are good aren't they? I love off camera flash now... allows you to be really creative and get some not so normal type shots.

Cheers John, I have learnt so much off you lately, really big thanks *chr

Yes this is the way forward for me now with off camera lighting, being able to move yourself and the lights in any direction opens up loads of oppurtunities :D

Hope to try it with some portraits of my daughter tomorrow *yes

JackBenedict
19th February 2011, 07:04 PM
Hi Guys - very interesting topic
Could these be used to trigger E30 and FL36R for instance.

stevednp3
19th February 2011, 07:23 PM
Hi Guys - very interesting topic
Could these be used to trigger E30 and FL36R for instance.

Hi Phil, yes definitely, although you can trigger your flash already via rc, but this trigger will give you more freedom and control.

JackBenedict
20th February 2011, 01:48 PM
John ( Musicman ) I have PM'd you

stevednp3
20th February 2011, 05:27 PM
Oh well I did manage to grab my Daughter and friend for a quick photo so I could test the trigger before they went to a birthday party :D

Im really happy with the way they work, as im not restricted to line of site no more, These shots was taken on my stairs with hardly no room to move, but with these triggers, I was able to place the flashes where I couldnt before

I'd be interested to know if you think im getting the exposure right, as I was using everything in Manual mode, camera and flashes :eek: One flash in front and one behind

*chr

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD287228.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19528)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD287225.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19527)

JackBenedict
20th February 2011, 05:42 PM
Nice shots steve. You acting like aman just let out of prison ( flashwise ! )
Hopefully I will doing the same some time soon *chr

stevednp3
20th February 2011, 06:22 PM
Nice shots steve. You acting like aman just let out of prison ( flashwise ! )
Hopefully I will doing the same some time soon *chr

Ha ha yes totally agree, Ill be snapping up every off camera flash chance I can now, infact I bet every photo I take for the next weeks will involve it :o

Thanks and look forward to seeing your photos, if you have purchased some triggers too, you wont regret it :D

dj69
20th February 2011, 07:49 PM
These are very good. You might want to check out confessions of a photographer on youtube. I found them very informative.

David

stevednp3
20th February 2011, 08:13 PM
These are very good. You might want to check out confessions of a photographer on youtube. I found them very informative.

David

Cheers David, they have a few videos on off camera flash, nice one, I have just subscribed *chr

dj69
20th February 2011, 08:28 PM
No worries Steve. I also keep an eye on Strobist blog with David Hobby and the strobist site on Flickr. Beware off camera flash is addictive!

David

theMusicMan
20th February 2011, 08:29 PM
The only thing I'd point out about the second image Steve, is that there's no clear catchlights in her eyes. In Shunice's shot they are there but to me could be a little bit more prominent, but in the 2nd shot they are absent.

To me, the eyes are the center of most portrait shots and should whack you in the face when you look at them.

stevednp3
20th February 2011, 08:35 PM
Cheers David, yeah I do look in on that site from time to time, really good and yes I'm a full addict now ;)

Cheers john, that is a good point and something I have be aware of when I put the flashes in awkward positions, usually my on board flash when in rc mode produces the catch lights.

stevednp3
20th February 2011, 08:41 PM
Just wondering, in this situation, would you fake the catch lights in ps?

theMusicMan
20th February 2011, 08:45 PM
Just wondering, in this situation, would you fake the catch lights in ps?
I think if the image was a keeper and warranted that, then for sure Steve. I'd look for a similar image and use the catchlights cloned from that rather than create them from scratch. But then... I am not good with photoshop.

stevednp3
20th February 2011, 09:10 PM
I think if the image was a keeper and warranted that, then for sure Steve. I'd look for a similar image and use the catchlights cloned from that rather than create them from scratch. But then... I am not good with photoshop.

Nice one, I didn't think about cloning from another pic, yeah sure would be better than creating from scratch *chr