I got a new light

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  1. bigalbest

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    I just received my new light in the mail today, an AB1600 with a vagabond II and a large softbox. Had a lot of fun with it experimenting on my kids in studio and outdoors. Here are a few of the shots, let me know what you think.

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    I used the large softbox overhead for this one with a reflector below.

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    Pretty good. The only thing that is bothersome to me is that the reflection of the reflector in her eyes in the first one kinda looks like somebody took a pencil eraser to the bottom of her eyes. Maybe set the mainlight a little more to the side instead of overhead, and set the reflector out at a little bit more of an oblique angle so it still fills, but the reflection isn't as evident in the eyes.
     
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    Nice lighting. Congrats on the get.

    Those poses are funny and a half. I can just see you behind the camera... "No, smile HARDER!" hehehehe... :D
     
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    Ya, I felt the same way about the reflection and I'll try working on the angle of the reflector and main light. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Thanks Bifurcator, there is nothing harder than posing your own kids. :lol:
     
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    Do you ever put things in your kids' dimples? Like pennies... or hamburgers.
     
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    Hahaha, they get those from their momma. :lol:
     
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    been mulling over buying the Vagabond II myself. Actually, I would say that I need to get one since I'm never in a studio, and all those power outlets in public spaces never have juice. How do you find it to carry around? It's around 20lbs, which isn't that heavy, but is it awkward?
     
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    Wow, the exposure on those outdoor shots are spot on...nice work and setup.
     
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    It is a little heavy but that's great for weighing down light stands. With an umbrella or softbox mounted on a mono light it becomes a wind catching accident waiting to happen. I just unhook one side of the carrying strap and wrap it around the base of the light stand several times and re-hook it (works great).

    Thank you, now I just have to find some customers who agree with you.

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