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Old Apr 16, 2016, 7:57 PM   #1
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Pun intended...? =)

I've been playing with my flashes a lot more over the last year or so.
Using myself to practice today, this is the best of the series.

Colour corrections, crop, resize, sharpen. No other editing.

C&C is welcome!!!


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Old Apr 17, 2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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I think the lighting is fantastic for the theme...provides a dark and menacing look!

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Old Apr 17, 2016, 11:34 AM   #3
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Lighting, shade and atmosphere are well captured here. Well done.
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Old Apr 17, 2016, 7:42 PM   #4
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For a flash shot thats excellent.
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Old Apr 18, 2016, 12:40 AM   #5
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I think the lighting is fantastic for the theme...provides a dark and menacing look!
I was trying to pull the classic "Jack Bauer", except I don't have a kickass leather jacket, nor do I have the shoulder structure to look that good without shoulder pads, so I used an old military jacket. ;-)

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For a flash shot thats excellent.
I'm flattered, but I don't know why. I know you intend this to be a compliment, but could explain it? I'm not quite sure what you mean!

Also, this was a ridiculously simple setup, I have a picture if anyone is curious.
Also, the .NEF is available if anyone wants to fiddle with it.

Thanks for the comments everyone! =)
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Old Apr 18, 2016, 12:51 AM   #6
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Important bits from the EXIF:

Model - NIKON D50
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
DateTime - 2016:04:16 19:50:46
ReferenceBlackWhite - 0
DateTimeOriginal - 2016:04:16 19:50:46
ExposureTime - 1/500 seconds
FNumber - 11.00
ExposureProgram - Manual control
DateTimeOriginal - 2016:04:16 19:50:46
DateTimeDigitized - 2016:04:16 19:50:46
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Center weighted average
LightSource - Flash
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 65.00 mm
UserComment - BurningDeep Photography. (c) 2016
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Manual
DigitalZoomRatio - 1 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 97 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
SubjectDistanceRange - Unknown
ISO Setting - 200
Image Quality - RAW
White Balance - FLASH
Image Sharpening - AUTO
Focus Mode - AF-S
Flash Setting - NORMAL
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Old Apr 18, 2016, 3:16 PM   #7
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conor I tried a background to see how that would look lol

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conor I tried a background to see how that would look
lmfao.
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 5:44 AM   #9
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For so many years I used a flash with no control. Pictures looked like a deer at night in the headlights. Only recently I have purchased a couple of controllable flashes, but try to never use them. There is a look that a flash gives (other than just fill flash) that doesnt look right. In your shot it doesnt look like a flash to me. You have nice shadows and your highlights arent blown. So all in all an excellent shot. Did you take the pic yourself or did someone else take the shot of you? Because if you took it, even better.
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Old Apr 19, 2016, 9:24 AM   #10
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I took this when with my cell phone when I stat down to take a look at the shots

SB-900 manually triggered (pc-cable, I don't have wireless triggers) inside this little 16" softbox. I attached the internal baffle in the soft box to further soften the light. The flash was set at 1/4+0.7. I triggered the camera shutter with a wireless remote.

The right side of the soft box slightly overlaps the pistol.
The left side of the softbox is perpendicular to the camera.
The softbox points up slightly to avoid a shadow caused by the beak of the cap
The muzzle was about 18" from the softbox, pointed at the upper right corner (left when facing it)

Reference height: Those speakers are 39" tall. I'm 71" tall. Camera on the tripod was about 42" high, the softbox was closer to 54". I had to take about 30 shots to get the angles right (it's a lot harder to stage a shot when you can't see the scene from the camera's perspective!), but this is all there is to it. Nothing particularly tricky! =)

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