C&C: Shot in Desert with flash

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  1. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

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    I posted this in the People Photography forum and now I'm posting it here. I hope that's not illegal...

    This was taken at my sisters house. She has a great view out into the desert. Let me know what you think please!


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    are these still "snap-shotty"? if so, how do i get away from that?
     
  2. William Petruzzo

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    Wow, these really look great! At first, I thought the first few were barely overexposed, but the more I looked, I think it's an illusion. Or perhaps that the light isn't very diffuse. They all look pretty good, but I really think 5 & 6 are outstanding. The soft light and the dusk lighting really looks great.

    The last one is good too, but it doesn't catch me as much as the others.
     
  3. rfosness88

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    I love these, snap shotty never crossed my mind, I think the depth of field makes it look more professional. I also love the pink dress, the saturation is perfect.

    I'm very new to photography(3 months now) i never thought about using my flash in the daytime, it looks really good in these, creates great highlights.
     
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    The lighting on these are pretty good. I think they are just a bit too over-saturated for my taste.
     
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    I like 4 and 5 a lot!

    What did you use to shoot these?
     
  6. Derek Zoolander

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. It feels good to at least feel like I'm improving and getting closer to my goal, which is to be able to take a picture that looks nearly professional. i'm trying to make my purchase of this camera a justified one!

    I used a Canon Rebel Xs and a crappy $20 mini flash (im hoping to upgrade soon) shot through a homemade snoot (made from foam paper) for the outdoor ones and then that same flash shot through an umbrella for the indoor ones. In hindsight, I probably didn't need to use a snoot for the outdoor ones, probably would've done just as well with an umbrella...
     
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    Haha, these shots made me think that a new flash had to be next in my purchasing order but I would've never thought a $20 flash would've got these results. I think these shots look great, especially 5 and 6. Great work using what you have and this goes to prove it doesn't always take the fanciest equipment to get quality photos.
     
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    Very cool!

    Sorry one more question, what lenses did you use?

    Thanks
     
  9. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

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    Thank you very much. This is the first time I've posted something and feel that i got a pretty genuinely positive response so I'm feeling less discouraged about the photos im taking!

    No worries, ask away. I've been asking the crap out of people when I see pictures i like.

    For all of these I used the nifty 50 lens! 50mm F1.8 for 50 bucks! I love it and highly suggest you pick one up if you are in the market for a good beginner lens. I dont even use my kit lens anymore.
     
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    It looks really sharp or way better than my kits lenses. I was going to spend a bunch on a 17-55 2.8 and still might get it. But I might just have to pick up a 50mm 1.4 prime now for way less.

    Or would that be pointless if I buy the 17-55 2.8 since that lens is really sharp. I guess the 50 would be faster.

    What was your SS and Fstop on some of those photos?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  11. TJ K

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    Nice shots but imo they are over saturated try toning it down a bit and they will be much better and natural.
     

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