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Old 02-02-2008   #1
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Here is a video from yesterday of the setup. A lot of people have asked me to do this, and its nothing complicated. Do note, how fast the PCB Large Foldable Softbox goes up; 20 seconds or so. You cannot complain about that. C&C Welcomed.

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Will you post a link to some samples from the shoot when you have them pp'd?
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Great vid. Thanks.

I noticed your main light was aiming basically 90 degrees, perpendicular to the camera. Did you keep it at that angle for a feathered light or was it aimed more directly at the people?
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Old 02-08-2008   #4
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No problem. I moved it around, but I was aiming it at the subjects. I was using it for a rim light on alot of shots. Here is one from the set.
here is another quick vid from that day
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Andrew,

Instead of chimping every shot on the camera's lcd screen, have you ever tried shooting tethered to a computer, laptop or desk top? You can really see exactly what you've captured.

Look at Bibble Pro 4.9 for Canon and other brands or Nikon's Camera Capture Pro 2 software if you're shooting Nikon.
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I haven't actually looked into shooting tethered to much. I was hoping that when I pickup a D300, I could use the WT-4 wireless apparatus to do that. I have used Nikon Capture, but right now I just cannot afford to purchase it with other more important pieces of gear I want. I would use my laptop and a video cable, but it does not have a video in on it. Only Firewire. Dell Inspiron 6400.

Thanks for the input though. I hate doing it too. I'd rather be able to talk with the subjects about the photo on a screen to make changes.
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Andrew,

The conection for shooting tethered isn't a video connection, it's either a firewire or USB2 cable that's used. Depends on which ports your camera/computer have.
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correct. I was talking about both a tethered situation using Capture but also using a video cable to a LCD or something of that nature. Sorry I wasn't clearer
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Camera control pro (nikon) will download to a viewer as you shoot. Also allows control of settings or timed shots etc.

Used it for (mostly playing) macro and portrait stuff. Works pretty good. Now I'm using an eye-fi wireless memory card that is not as fast but is pretty convenient while shooting manually withing range of any of several routers I've configured the card to 'see'.

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Thanks for the videos, they are very helpful!!! One question for you, is that the alienbee softbox you are using

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