2 pics - my brother and I

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  1. thebeginning

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    tried some different lighting stuff last night, here are the results (just snaps):

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    for strobists:

    first shot with a 580ex into a 30" white umbrella, about 4 feet above him and a little in front of him. the 580ex triggered a 430ex on his left side, shot through a 46" transluscent white umbrella.

    second shot was a 580ex shot into a 30" white umbrella, a little in front of and above me.

    both shot with the 5d+24-70L combo.


    thanks for taking a peek!
     
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    the first one is a little bit to hard cut out , the border of the hed is to sharp, but still a nice picture ..

    I love the second one .. great lightening and that only with a flash and a umbrella .., what were the settings of the 580? was it in full manual ? , I use nikon so I'm not sure what you can setup in a 580 , but little curious
     
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    The technical aspects very nice as usual. I LOVE your conversions.

    On the shot of you, I wish you could have been behind the camera to direct yourself. I'm feeling like I want your chin down a bit, but find the shadows under the brow a little... scary? BUT, you do have light on the eye lids... hmmm.... maybe this is just right. I think it's your eye color that's making this work.

    Pete

    PS oh! The first view a keeper! Did you try bringing down the values on the hand?
     
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    The eyes are fantastic.
     
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    thanks all!

    I'm not sure what you mean about the first picture...did you mean the border of the hand was too sharp (?)

    thanks about the lighting on the second! I was shooting manual on the 580, i think at 1/16th power...


    thanks for the compliments pete! yeah i agree it would be nice to not have to blindly compose...if I had other willing models it might be easier to test lighting :) I was going for a contrasty (but not too contrasty, just moody) butterfly lighting attempt, similar to a 22-30" beauty dish. If I put the umbrella more in front of me the shadows weren't quite as dramatic, and if i put the light more above my head the eyes became shadows and didn't show as much detail.

    about the first one...I actually didn't bring down the values on the hand...although i think i dodged some highlights (very little) to add some contrast. the light was pretty soft, and I was shooting at f/2.8, so the vignetting helped.
     

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