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vvcarpio Dec 26, 2009 10:59 AM

Slave Flash and Orton Effect
I was testing out my new flash's (Metz 48 AF-1) remote slave function yesterday. I had the flash pointing upward with a Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer attached. I thought it came out too dark so I applied some Orton Effect. Earlier today, I did some more tests and I think for my setup with the Lumiquest, setting the flash compensation on my camera to +1 produced better lighting.

I used Gaussian blur to soften the flash's glare on my daughter's forehead and my son's nose and lips. C&C appreciated. Thanks!

kazuya Dec 26, 2009 1:12 PM

i like it, i think all i would do is darken the background at the top or even just crop it out

Bynx Dec 26, 2009 1:28 PM

That is one nice shot. I tend to agree with kazuya and suggest you crop off the visible background. Well done. Your orton effect is just enough and no too much.

vvcarpio Dec 27, 2009 9:26 PM

Thanks a lot, kazuya and Bynx! I darkened the spot and also cropped the picture. I appreciate your taking the time to comment and suggest improvments. :)

Bynx Dec 27, 2009 9:33 PM

Very nice. Good job VV

simple Dec 31, 2009 1:10 AM

the seconfd addition does look better ..... a good shot and use of the orton

Walter_S Dec 31, 2009 10:00 AM

Very nice take! The effect is very good in this darkish setting.

vvcarpio Dec 31, 2009 10:39 AM

Thanks, simple and Walter!

Yes, Walter, it looks darkish. But the house was actually bright as day when I took it. I was fiddling with my new flash not knowing how to set it properly. Thanks to my goofiness with new technology without it I would not have known about this neat flash-photography technique! :)

littlejohn Dec 31, 2009 11:33 AM

I like it!!!

can you explain what the Orton effect is????

Hards80 Dec 31, 2009 11:40 AM

i like the lighting and the softness. the crop helps out alot. well done.

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