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  1. jdunphy

    jdunphy TPF Noob!

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    Now that the contest is over I thought I'd post my set of my "finality finalists."

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Whoa. That second photo here is outstanding.

    While I like the texture of the smoke in all of them (and the lighting in the first!), that very simple composition of No. 2 really grabs me! Really, really does!
     
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    i'll have to try this when I have some time a good light setup :D
     
  4. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    These are really nice. Mind sharing how your lighting setup with us?
     
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    Great Work! love that 2nd shot.. & yes, car to share the light set up? :D
     
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    i love the whole series, especially number 2.
     
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    Very nice. #2 for me as well. :thumbup:
     
  8. jdunphy

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    It's been over a month, but the lighting setup was pretty simple. I had the match mounted on the tip of a knife blade with a little hunk on kneaded rubber eraser. I just wanted to make sure that my mount didn't cast any shadows, so I tried to find the smallest thing possible.

    I had one SB-800 @ 85mm focal width mounted behind and below the match, at about 1/16th or so. I was shooting 1/500 @ f9-f11 or so. I would adjust a little up/down with test shots until I found a spot that didn't have much lensflare/knife glare.

    Then my wife lit and blew out the match a few times while I mashed the shutter release. :) We took about 8-15 shots per match, and then switched the camera orientation/angle up. Rinse. Repeat. :D



    If I have a decent setup photo, I'll post it tonight.
     
  9. GrfxGuru

    GrfxGuru TPF Noob!

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    Nice, interesting subject and something I have not thought to look at, you have inspired me!
     

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