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Old Nov 30, 2008, 2:25 PM   #1
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I've been trying to take more pictures using ambient light and flash as a supplement vs. direct flash and came up with this. Even at ISO 200 noise was evident and reqired a pass throughNoiseware. Used a shutter speed of 1/60 with the Sigma 500DG Super fitted with a Stoffen Omni Bounce pointed at the ceiling at 1/64th power. K20D + DA*`16-50mm hand held. WB was set to "Flash".

BTW, the pie was divine...thanks to my wife:|

Here's another at ISO400 which also required some treatment for noise. BTW, don't you love the Rocket Blower on the China Cabinet...oops!:lol:

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Old Nov 30, 2008, 9:21 PM   #2
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Hi Jelpee,
I like the simple composition in the first shot. The lighting works fine for me. I am without a flashgun right now as my 500DG has crapped out on me, but I am hoping that Christmas will rectify that.

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Old Nov 30, 2008, 10:08 PM   #3
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That pie does look delicious. We had that same tablecloth (the plaid one) on our dinner table that night.

I wouldn't have noticed the Rocket Blaster if you hadn't mentioned it.:-)

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Pumpkin pie and you didn't invite us over? I'm crushed! It does look very good.

What's the problem with the rocket blower? It just shows that the picture was taken by a well-equipped photographer.
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 4:59 AM   #5
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the lighting worked well
no hard flash shadows

isnt that where everyone stores their rocket blower ?
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Old Dec 2, 2008, 9:24 PM   #6
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A really excellent result. Supplemental flash is often very effective, as it was in these photos. Too often folks seem to shy away from good flash techniques. Flash can be a great lighting source.

I wrote a Flash Tutorial for this Forum over a year a ago. Would it be worthwhile bringing it back with added changes that I use in my teaching syllabus? I use a Sigma EF-500DG-ST flash because the Pentax flashes seem to have a few problems.

I use that flash because I got it for a song and really like it. Here is an example of the kind of photos that I am talking about.

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