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Old Oct 24, 2008, 9:14 PM   #1
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I combined a couple of things to get this effect. Working with an 18-50 f/2.8 Sigma and off-camera flash fitted with a fabric diffuser, I bounced the flash off the wood panel and softened the flash effect by stretching a clear plastic bowl cover over the lens and holding it on with a rubber band.

I think this technique can have some real possibilities for soft lit portraits...just don't have anyone handy willing to sit for me this evening, lol.

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Old Oct 24, 2008, 9:40 PM   #2
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I found a "somewhat" cooperative subject who, if he didn't exactly pose for me, at least stayed still. Same filter and camera set-up...flash with diffuser off camera to the right...no wall to bounce off.


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Old Oct 24, 2008, 9:58 PM   #3
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You obviously don't understand about cats. When you say "come" to a dog, if he/she is well trained he/she comes. When you you say "come" to a cat, he/she says "take a message, I'll get back to you!". The look on that cat's face says it all. He's not happy with you.

Both shots are a little dark but that creates a mood which comes through nicely.

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Cal, don't be so quick to generalize the behavior of cats. I've trained all my cat to be very obedient. Really
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Old Oct 25, 2008, 7:56 AM   #5
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Your homemakde filters have clearly created a mood. i'd love to see what a cooperative subject could do.

Cats...make them wait an hour for their breakfast and they are putty in your hands.
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Old Oct 25, 2008, 6:04 PM   #6
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Nice soft diffused glow using your homemade filter.

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