First Strobist Shots

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  1. bdavis

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    I took these shots a little while back with my new lighting rig. Thoughts?


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    I think you are on the right track with your strobist skills. I personally like 3 the best.
     
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    Nice shots, was this just one strobe shot through an umbrella? It would be nicer to have the sky either dark or a nice blue rather than the grey but nice job working with what you have.
     
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    I like them, the lighting is very nice and even...though I guess that's the point!
     
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    Nice shots man.
     
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    pictures of setup perhaps?
     
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    Very good shots. It's always a bonus when your model has such a beautiful smile. I like the third one the best, as your model's expression looks very natural, as opposed to the first two which look a little forced.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I was pretty pleased with these shots so I'm glad I received good feedback. These were just with an SB-800 through a convertible shoot-through umbrella.

    Camera settings are:

    Nikon D90
    1/200 sec @ f/4
    ISO 100
    Shot with a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens
    Flash power set at 1/4

    I would've loved to get the sky/background darker but with I just couldn't, I was shooting at my max sync speed and was unable to get it darker. I would've loved to play with settings a little more, but we ran out of time...shot this out in my yard in between the bursts of rain. It was a terrible weekend but I wanted to get some shots so right when I popped off a few, we had to pack up cause it began to rain again lol.

    Here's a lighting diagram.

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    There's also a run-down of this shoot on my blog, the links in my sig.
     

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