Sailing my flash - Page 2
PhotoCamel: Your friendly photo community, with free discussion forums, digital photography reviews, photo sharing, galleries, downloads, blogs, photography contests, and prizes.
 

Go Back   PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Tools Of the Trade > Lighting Technique

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-11-2007   #11
Camel Breath
 
jfrancho's Avatar
 
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 11,666
CamelKarma: 4939
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Sailing my flash

The light falloff is because the background is not perpendicular to the set. You're shooting at an angle, and therefore, the BG is unevenly lit. Turn your whole set clockwise, so that the BG is straight ahead.
__________________
<)))))><
jfrancho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007   #12
Former Camel
 
Posts: 339
CamelKarma: 34
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Sailing my flash

Thanks for picking that up, JF. And you're right of course.
But I was alluding to the light fall-off (difference) between the jibs and the mizzen sail. Imo, that's too stark.

And, yes, fintastic, you did indeed make the shadows softer (edged). So you made progress there. But at the same time the light fall-off became greater...
W.Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007   #13
Camel Breath
 
jfrancho's Avatar
 
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 11,666
CamelKarma: 4939
Editing OK?: No
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Sailing my flash

Ahh..I thought that was intentional, and that we were talking about the distracting gradient of the background. There is a lesson here about background gradients, and how to do them, since they can help improve an image if used wisely. For this one, I needed some pop from the pump, since it was disappearing in the client's required white BG. Not perfect, but you get the idea.
__________________
<)))))><
jfrancho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007   #14
Guanaco
 
fintastic's Avatar
 
Posts: 268
CamelKarma: 243321
Editing OK?: Ask First
Constructive Critique?: Yes
Default Re: Sailing my flash

Thanks for the feedback, both of these things I never noticed. I need to form a more critical eye in this type of photography. I will move the reflector in a littel closer and move my flash horizontal.
(Right after I steel the dinning room from my wife!!!!!!!)
John


__________________
Members don't see ads in threads. Register for your free account today and become a member of PhotoCamel to open up the site's many benefits and features.
fintastic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« PhotoCamel - Your Friendly Photography Forum > Tools Of the Trade > Lighting Technique »


Share this topic:

Thread Tools
Display Modes