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02/28/2006 11:47:34 AM · #101
Wow! All that from selling tupperware to picture jockeys! lol
02/28/2006 11:49:53 AM · #102
Man I'm in the wrong business! I don't even have a pool raft!
02/28/2006 12:54:26 PM · #103
Originally posted by idnic:

I've lost count of the sales total - did DPC just put braces on Fong's kids teeth?


i'd help him put braces on his dog, too, but when i just tried to order a P1 it was listed as out of stock...

grrr...
02/28/2006 01:04:58 PM · #104
Originally posted by kudzu:

Originally posted by idnic:

I've lost count of the sales total - did DPC just put braces on Fong's kids teeth?


i'd help him put braces on his dog, too, but when i just tried to order a P1 it was listed as out of stock...

grrr...


It did that when I first tried too - but I waited about an hour and tried again and it let me order.
02/28/2006 02:30:33 PM · #105
Originally posted by idnic:

Wow! All that from selling tupperware to picture jockeys! lol


That, shooting weddings, giving seminars and investing in real estate.
02/28/2006 02:38:33 PM · #106
I must say, I started this thread to help out everyone who was kinda on the fence. Or people who wanted a "reasonable" opinion from someone kinda experienced, but kinda new to the photography game. I certainly didn't think so many people would jump on the wagon, however it is a great product and we should all be on a level playing field, as far as equipment that helps us out.

Now where is my pen and paper, because I am writing Mr. Fong a letter telling him I want my 10% finder's fee....
02/28/2006 02:46:39 PM · #107
A couple of weeks ago, another DPCer and I went to one of Gary Fong's workshops about the wedding photography business. It was quite enlightening, but what struck me most about the whole evening was how absolutely casual and normal the guy is. He was wearing worn-out khaki cargo pants, a tee-shirt, a baseball cap (on backwards most of the night), and sneakers...and was very approachable and seemed like such a "regular guy." He may have lots of money but he got it the smart way...he made products that work and is one heck of a salesman/marketer.
02/28/2006 03:00:24 PM · #108
Originally posted by laurielblack:

A couple of weeks ago, another DPCer and I went to one of Gary Fong's workshops about the wedding photography business. It was quite enlightening, but what struck me most about the whole evening was how absolutely casual and normal the guy is. He was wearing worn-out khaki cargo pants, a tee-shirt, a baseball cap (on backwards most of the night), and sneakers...and was very approachable and seemed like such a "regular guy." He may have lots of money but he got it the smart way...he made products that work and is one heck of a salesman/marketer.


Amanda and I saw him when he was here in Denver. He must not change because he was wearing the same outfit. Hard to imagine him at some of the upscale weddings he's done after seeing him so casual and laid back. We really enjoyed the evening. He's got some great ideas and sure knows his marketing stuff.

Laurie what did you think of the seminar?
02/28/2006 03:05:26 PM · #109
Originally posted by debitipton:

Laurie what did you think of the seminar?


I thought it was rather fascinating... lots of good ideas and marketing/sales info but I don't know if I have the gumption, location, or clientele base that would allow me to ever put them to use. It's a good thought though! :)
02/28/2006 05:30:39 PM · #110
Woot! UPS Tracking says it is on my front door step. Hour and a Half left at work then I am shootin! I will let you all know what I think tomorrow.
02/28/2006 07:59:03 PM · #111
I had planned to buy one for about a year and just before my lightsphere arrived (a week ago) my flash was broken. Post pics please, I'm taking vicarious pleasure....
03/01/2006 11:39:54 AM · #112
I got mine but they sent me a P4 Instead of the P1 I orderd. It dosent fit very well so I was only able to play for a min. My girl got pissed when I started shooting, since she was not in the right frame of mind or clothed state for pictures, but the 3 I got before she made me delete them were awesome. The thing sure works! I will post some images when I get the right one for my flash.
03/01/2006 12:03:22 PM · #113
50 foot ceiling gym pictures

Here is where I really put my lightsphere to the test. At my daughter's game, 50' ceilings. Before my shots would come out horribly because of the direct flash and the blown out faces and pitch black backgrounds, but now...........WOW!

Deannda
03/01/2006 04:59:01 PM · #114
Originally posted by Neuferland:

50 foot ceiling gym pictures

Here is where I really put my lightsphere to the test. At my daughter's game, 50' ceilings. Before my shots would come out horribly because of the direct flash and the blown out faces and pitch black backgrounds, but now...........WOW!

Deannda


Hey I'm impressed, it did a lovely job on the kids, nice skin tones. The action shots are great! Thanks for sharing them!
03/02/2006 09:14:55 AM · #115
ok, finally got to play with mine. i was goofing with my new macro lens too, so i decided to try some different stuff.

please welcome my good friend Gonzo, a pencil topper who was tasked into service for this experiment.

1) flash off-camera, about 2 feet to camera left. lightsphere bounced off white ceiling (i don't remember if the dome was on or not -- i'm guessing "no"):

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(check out the catchlight...lol)

2) same flash setup, but lightsphere with no dome aimed directly at subject:

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3) same setup again, but with LS dome on:

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i'm going to try to get some kid shots today and i have a couple of nightlife shoots this weekend to really put it to the test.

I LOVE HAVING THE FLASH OFF-CAMERA. can i just say that?
03/02/2006 11:16:14 AM · #116
Originally posted by muckpond:


I LOVE HAVING THE FLASH OFF-CAMERA. can i just say that?

yes you can! I say it all the time, too. :)
03/02/2006 11:27:02 AM · #117
Originally posted by Creature:

Originally posted by muckpond:


I LOVE HAVING THE FLASH OFF-CAMERA. can i just say that?

yes you can! I say it all the time, too. :)


When you say the flash is off camera is this a flash on some kind of bracket to the side of the camera?
03/02/2006 12:33:59 PM · #118
Any sites comparing the "Lightsphere I" to the "Lightsphere II" ???

I just wish it was a bit more collapsible. *sigh*
03/02/2006 01:51:27 PM · #119
Originally posted by dleach:

When you say the flash is off camera is this a flash on some kind of bracket to the side of the camera?

No, the flash is in wireless commander mode (a feature on the D70 and up Nikons, not sure the Canons have something similar). The pop-up flash provides the sync signal and TTL info to the remote flash. Sometimes I'll set the flash to the side of the subject (like muckpond did) or behind for silhouettes, but usually I'll just hand-hold it so that I can easily get exactly the flash angle, key, or catchlight that I want.
03/08/2006 08:19:02 PM · #120
thought i'd post one more and bump this:

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gavin is holding the flash with lightsphere above his head. flash was on -1 exposure.

i love this thing...
03/10/2006 02:57:54 PM · #121
Is this thing suppose to be a b*tch to put on the flash??
03/10/2006 02:59:31 PM · #122
Originally posted by colyla:

Is this thing suppose to be a b*tch to put on the flash??


Mine is, but the results are worth it. ;)
03/10/2006 03:05:37 PM · #123
Originally posted by colyla:

Is this thing suppose to be a b*tch to put on the flash??


I'm always fighting with mine. :-) If it's not working, try turning it around. Sometimes that helps me. I don't know why but it usually does.

Now can somebody fill me in on an inconspicuous way to carry the thing around? :)
03/10/2006 03:10:30 PM · #124
I have one of those omni bounce things that I bought for my flash (500DG Sigma Super) and it fits perfectly over that. Just for the heck of it I'm going to try it both ways.

I wanted to double check to see if it was hard to put on as I didn't want to break my flash!!

I'm curious to try this at our next graduation as we have crap lighting here.

Just tested the 'correct' batteries for it... MAN....wish I had figured that out a LONG time ago. Didn't test it on the camera yet but there is virtually no turn around time. The Kodak alkaline batteries I was using weren't that great.

Anxious to get home (at work now) to try this stuff out! :)

EDIT: spelling


Message edited by author 2006-03-10 15:10:53.
03/10/2006 03:12:01 PM · #125
Odd - mine fits really well - cinch to put on and take off.
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