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Old Mar 21, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Default Wife letting me test my new portable lights.

I'm a happy man, my new portable lighting set up arrived this morning. These are from Lencarta (for those not in the UK and who don't know them check out http://www.lencarta.com/lighting-sto...e-flash-system )

I only managed to get out for about 15 mins (including setup) at lunch time so nothing earth shattering to post but will still put a couple up (I know this isn't the photo section but thought this worked better in Lighting and Studio).

I was hoping to get to beat the sun but I wasn't limited by the lights, rather the lens I took was my 24-105 which maxes out at f22... oops, I needed f45 really. I also didn't grab my 3 stop ND so was stuck.

Never mind, I still had a quick play with my 'willing' model (wife).

Here are 2 of the shots to show a couple of quick looks I was able to get, I'm really looking forward to having more of a play over the next few days and will probably use them on a shoot with a couple on the weekend.

Both with 90cm Octo right of camera.

1 I know shooting up the nose isn't ideal but wanted to get the clouds in and didn't have the 17-40 or want to show the stand (not sure why now as it was only a test.... oh well.

Lencarta Safari Test 1 by Mark Smith Photography UK, on Flickr

2 More of a balance shot using the sun as a rim light.

Lencarta Safari Test 2 by Mark Smith Photography UK, on Flickr

One happy bunny here
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 4:10 PM   #2
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G'day Mark

Agree with you - #2 shows lighting effects very well
& also agree - she's better looking than either you or me

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hi 2 is better to me. i know they were tests but were you using umbrellas i can see them in her glasses. and she is certainly better looking than all 3 us lol
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hi 2 is better to me. i know they were tests but were you using umbrellas i can see them in her glasses. and she is certainly better looking than all 3 us lol
He mentioned in his original post that he was using an octobox. That's what you're seeing in her glasses.

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no offense mark cause i have got a lot of good ideas from you but looks like you married over your head. lol
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I'm a lucky bunny, they say love is blind so pleased about that.

If I was presenting to a client the octo box reflections would have been toned down or removed (depends on the look) but for the test I wasn't bothered. I used them for real yesterday which was good fun and the clients liked the results which is most important LOL.
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