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  1. ndredsox

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    Hello gang,
    I was stuck at home today due to the weather and wanted to practice some things I learned at a local club meeting last night on lighting. Normal ceiling lighting, with a 430ex II with sto-fen attached aimed at the ceiling.

    What would you change on these?

    #1 - 50mm 1.8 shot at f/5 1/30 iso 800
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    #2 - 50mm 1.8 shot at f/2.8 1/60 iso 400
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    Please feel free to edit if you would like to.
     
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    awesome shots.

    Those two dogs are beautiful. I'm hoping to get a chocolate lab just like yours next year if I can find the money.
     
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    Thank you...Labs are awesome. The chocolate is Guinness and the yellow is Tucker. They are spoiled!! haha
     
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    Sorry, no photo comment here....

    Wow! If I didn't know better, I would think that was Amy, my yellow, laying up on that couch, LOL. How old is Tucker? Male I assume by the name? Looks to be about same age as mine, 6-7 months.

    My wife, who "hates" dogs, is trying to talk me into also getting a chocolate. I think I'd rather wait until Amy is a year old.
     
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    My guess is that you were using on camera flash? That would be my only comment.
     
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    #1 is a really cool shot; #2 is just like a regular snapshot
     
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    Actually, funny that you say that, he was the runt and is 5 years old. haha He does weigh 80 pounds though. Guinness is a huge bum and weighs in at 125lbs. Chocolates are great.


    I was...I am still trying to figure out a "cheaper" weigh to move it off. I thought about getting a 580ex and using the 430 as a slave. I may look into chords very soon though.
     
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    Get something to soften the light coming off the flash or bounce it. Its to harsh.
     
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    I had a Sto-fen diffuser on and had it aimed at the ceiling. Do you think delaying the flash a bit would have helped?
     
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    I dont know alot about the flash you have does it have the ability to change the output?
     
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    Did you shoot these in E-TTL or did you set up manually?

    Both images look slightly overexposed.

    Since you're shooting with flash you can keep the ISO low (I stay at ISO 100 when using flash). You shouldn't need to go to ISO 800 when using flash.

    I think you could have gone a little faster with the shutter speed.

    For shooting with on-camera Speedlites, this web site has a lot of good information. It's helped me a lot.
     
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    The flash is a bit harsh, but that's mostly due to slight over exposure (IMHO)... but overall, I like 'em a lot
     

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