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Old Jul 13, 2009, 5:26 PM   #1
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This is a sample photo I am using in an external flash tutorial. C & C appreciated. Thanks!

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 5:58 PM   #2
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What are you wanting to demonstrate with this shot?

I would consider a more interesting subject and a very different background if you are making something that will be paid for. Other things such as framing (this is not balanced), and also the white bar at the bottom of the frame would need fixing.
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Mark, I honestly think that you might have missed the point of this photo-

All I am attempting to do in the photo is to show the readers of this tutorial that where they place the flash head of their external flash will greatly affect the lighting in their photo.

Yes, it is pretty basic. It is most probably something that you automatically assume when setting up a photo. But that is the point of this tutorial. please bear with me, won't you. Thanks!

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Hi Sarah,

I was just giving C&C as requested, if you were planning to use this for a paid course or book then I would say it is doesn't have a professional look to it, yes it is demonstrating that bounce flash will remove shadows so if that is all you are looking for then it does the job but it is not a 'good' photo or inspired in any way.

Anything I do that is presented to a customer and shows my work/ability, I want it to be as good as possible.

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Thanks Mark-

Your point is well made, and I agree.

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If you are trying to demonstrate that if the flash is above the camera and the subject is below you will get uneven lighting you have done well.
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I guess Im with Mark on this one. Not sure exactly what you are trying to do or what you are after on this one. You ask for C&C but on what aspect? If you are trying to teach something here its not coming across. A better explanation what you did or are tryng to say would be helpful.
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