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09/22/2006 02:04:11 PM · #1
So i got some batteries and a sine wave inverter and rigged up a nice little portable studio...
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now my question is what are some cool shots I could do outdoors in an urban setting using this gear. I have a female model for sunday to try some new stuff. I don't have any modifiers besides some octaboxs so bare flash the way to go i'm thinking. Thanks for any suggestions or shots of what you've done with flashes outdoors!
09/22/2006 03:05:11 PM · #2
My only advice is to find out what the local laws are. You may need permits to shoot and insurance in public. We are seeing photogs getting hassled in some areas.

Other than that have a blast shooting.

Aaron
09/22/2006 07:06:36 PM · #3
not to worried about that, it's retty relaxed here in Canada for the most part.
09/22/2006 07:15:19 PM · #4
Go out and have fun =)

Just don't leave the modeling lamps on. It drains the batteries fast. If you need light to focus with, bring a lamp or flashlight.
09/22/2006 08:22:57 PM · #5
Originally posted by virtuamike:

Go out and have fun =)

Just don't leave the modeling lamps on. It drains the batteries fast. If you need light to focus with, bring a lamp or flashlight.

Hehe yea I figured that...was just trying some shots of myself with teh bare flash in front of a sided wall and I can't really get the look I want. Do most of you use bare flash or some sort of a softbox or umbrella when outdoors in the day?
09/22/2006 08:32:05 PM · #6
Originally posted by dgpilot:

Originally posted by virtuamike:

Go out and have fun =)

Just don't leave the modeling lamps on. It drains the batteries fast. If you need light to focus with, bring a lamp or flashlight.

Hehe yea I figured that...was just trying some shots of myself with teh bare flash in front of a sided wall and I can't really get the look I want. Do most of you use bare flash or some sort of a softbox or umbrella when outdoors in the day?


Umbrella is ok if it's not windy. Beauty dish isn't a bad idea either.
09/22/2006 08:47:34 PM · #7
Large softbox or Octobox. Any type of modifier is better than bare flash IMO. Meter your ambient light and balance your strobes to match. You can even pull a fashion shot and go a stop higher with the strobes. It makes a cool effect.
09/22/2006 08:49:24 PM · #8
Originally posted by ADGibson:

Large softbox or Octobox. Any type of modifier is better than bare flash IMO. Meter your ambient light and balance your strobes to match. You can even pull a fashion shot and go a stop higher with the strobes. It makes a cool effect.


Thanks, thats what I wanted to hear, cool effects. This effect will make the background darker right? What kind of distace between subject and background would be good?
09/22/2006 09:09:36 PM · #9
Normally you would use this with backgrounds that are far away. The building a block away would be an example. Often you will need to stop way down to make this work so almost everything will be in focus. I'm setting up with a cute red head to do one of these shots real soon. I will post it when I get the shot I want.
09/22/2006 09:12:29 PM · #10
Originally posted by ADGibson:

Normally you would use this with backgrounds that are far away. The building a block away would be an example. Often you will need to stop way down to make this work so almost everything will be in focus. I'm setting up with a cute red head to do one of these shots real soon. I will post it when I get the shot I want.


Yup, need to stop down in order to get the background to go darker, because you'll be limited with your shutter speed due to sync.

Message edited by author 2006-09-22 21:13:48.
09/22/2006 09:15:35 PM · #11
Originally posted by dgpilot:

Originally posted by ADGibson:

Large softbox or Octobox. Any type of modifier is better than bare flash IMO. Meter your ambient light and balance your strobes to match. You can even pull a fashion shot and go a stop higher with the strobes. It makes a cool effect.


Thanks, thats what I wanted to hear, cool effects. This effect will make the background darker right? What kind of distace between subject and background would be good?


Distance between subject and background doesn't matter as long as there's a difference in how much light they're getting.
09/30/2006 07:33:22 PM · #12
Originally posted by ADGibson:

Normally you would use this with backgrounds that are far away. The building a block away would be an example. Often you will need to stop way down to make this work so almost everything will be in focus. I'm setting up with a cute red head to do one of these shots real soon. I will post it when I get the shot I want.


Did you get the shot? :-)
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