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Happy Thansgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


There are so many things for me to be thankful for so I won't even attempt to list all of them. But to name a few...my God, my family, my job, my home, my clients, and last but not least....these two.

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

posted by Dave
Thursday, November 22, 2007

4 Comments:

Blogger Edge said...

How did you get the light be on the left and not the right and what did you set your camera at to get that shot of your wife and dog? Did you use a second light?

~Jef

9:08 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hey Jef!

I actually only used an on camera flash for this. I turned the flash head to my left and bounced it off of the wall/ceiling and a small piece of trim that was actually white. This technique works the best when you have a white wall to bounce off. Since this light was bouncing off of mostly brick I had to color correct an amber color cast out of it...but it beats direct flash.

When you bounce your light in this way it is basically like having an off camera light source because of the way you redirect your strobe light.

I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for the comment!

Dave

10:30 AM  
Blogger Edge said...

I had a great Thanksgiving. I hope yours was just as good as mine.

I have a follow up question. Your photos look so smooth, not edgy or harsh. How do you do that? Is it photoshop is it the lense, the light? For example, take a look at my portfolio and you'll see what I mean.

http://www.photographybyjef.com/

~Jef

3:02 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hey Jef!

Probably the difference you are seeing is the difference between direct flash and indirect diffused flash. These images were shot with a flash shot into an umbrella. That spreads the light out and softens it considerably.

Here's an article on Strobist about umbrella light:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-umbrellas.html

If you don't have an umbrella you can turn your flash and fire it into a white wall either behind you or to the side...this will produce a similar effect.

Strobist.com is an awesome site for learning about off camera lighting. There's a ton of info...but he does a great job of teaching.

I hope this helps!

9:27 PM  

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