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Old 02-17-2008   #1
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I used 2 flashes for this shot of Nancy's Valentines Day flowers. It was my standard tabletop approach... one flash at each side of the subject.





The blossoms opened up wider today, and Nancy asked me to take another picture of her bouquet. I decided to experiment a bit, and use all 3 of my speedlights. I hid an sb600 background light behind the subject, setting the power so there would be enough bounce off the foamcore board to backlight the subject. The halo effect on the smokey lucite table was unexpected but welcomed.



My lens for this shot was the 28-70/2.8.


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I like the second one better, but the circle light on the background destracts. Try to get a sliding shades of one color, say gray. I think that would be nice for the picture.
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I like the second one better, but the circle light on the background destracts.
Thanks for the feedback, Artur. Are you referring to the circle of light on the dark table top, or is it the minor vignetting on the white background?
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Both are beautiful shots. Thanks a lot for the lighting illustration.
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My pleasure, JD. I hope people realize I'm not a guru... just a pilgrim marking the trail for those that are following behind. Thanks for the "K".
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I hope people realize I'm not a guru...
Akh.... you under value yourself Frank. Of course you are one of our guru's.

You and Kelly alike. You are both like those monks that practice Mandala paintings by pouring sand into intricate patterns over days and weeks.

You are both practicing, practicing and practicing to refine your technique. And it's not just that practice makes perfect. With the both of you it's perfect practice makes perfect.

So don't be so modest. You are raising the bar constantly on what it takes to develop as a photographer from a hobbyest.

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Thanks for the feedback, Artur. Are you referring to the circle of light on the dark table top, or is it the minor vignetting on the white background?
Yes, in its current state its in a borderline of whether it should be there at all or whether it should be wider and more different shades. But lighting in the flowers is just spot on and very professional like.
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I like the last the best and differing from the above post I like the vignetting.
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I like the last the best and differing from the above post I like the vignetting.

I liek the vigneting, but I think its too light. If you look at the top right corner it looks as if the vigneting is due to the lense and not the lighting.
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Frank, I like both photos,but was wondering what kind of bracket you use for the SB 800s and umbrella's
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