First photo post....

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  1. JenPena

    JenPena TPF Noob!

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    So I've finally braved the Critique area - I've got a few photos of different situations I've shot, with a wedding and grad pics. I'm on the forums because I'm bad at lighting and don't really know what I'm doing, so even if someone could tell me what I could have changed or done differently in these shots, it would help a lot. For both occasions, I've used my Nikon D70 with a SB600 flash. For the grad shots indoors, I used a 1000 watt softbox and a 500 watt light with reflective umbrella - and still am not sure how to place everything. So thanks for taking a look!

    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t92/penamultimedia/147.jpg
    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t92/penamultimedia/015.jpg
    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t92/penamultimedia/174-2.jpg
    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t92/penamultimedia/DSC_0918.jpg
     
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    i'm not good at lighting either.....but i use similar equipment like yours and maybe i can give you a few tips on how to reduce the harsh flash look....for example....015.jpg.....it seems that you point the flash directly at the group.....because i see a big white circle in the photo that seem to come from the flash........what you can do is try to get a diffuser for SB600....and use bounce flash instead of indirect......that way the flash wouldnt look as harsh.......similar to these

    (these were snapshots at a party with the SB600 attached to the hotshot with a diffuser on)
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/392512976_7cce432aba.jpg?v=0
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/392513777_77a2414d73.jpg?v=0

    and if possible....get a flash bracket so that the flash is less direct and you can trigger it with your D70 wirelessly......cheers
     

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