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  1. tsaraleksi

    tsaraleksi TPF Noob!

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    I've been shooting sorority formal functions, and have been trying to refine my techniques to fulfill both a technical/personal success in the images, creating interesting, well executed/composed images, as well as achieving the commercial goal, creating images that the girls who hired me will be happy with as well as giving the girls pictures of themselves and their friends that they will enjoy, which creates a lot of constraints. Here are some images from my last event, I'd appreciate any comments or critiques.

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    #2 + #6 - "I'm fresh, ARREST me!"
     
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    You are spot-on with your exposures, and the shots are very good. Can you tell us more about your technique.......iso, fill flash, white balance?
     
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    I think they are GREAT! But number 4 is a little weird. I don't really like that one.
     
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    Nice work! But, just tell us, por favor, how many strobes did you have set up?
     
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    Two guys in the foreground pawing on the women, then on the mid-lh side a girl with her hands up with a "Don't touch me" kinda look on her face.
     
  7. tsaraleksi

    tsaraleksi TPF Noob!

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    My setup was thus:

    It's all pretty straightforward-- everything is probably 1/200ish, f/5.6-7.1, ISO 200-400, with two AB800s on full power sitting up on a second floor balcony, firing into the ceiling, accompanied by a 580EX on camera to provide fill, mostly concerned with dark shadows in the eyes. I mostly used a 17-40, generally on the wide end, and some of these were shot over my head-- I set the camera into 'ring-of-fire' AF point selection mode, hold the camera up, and compose via the AF assist light on the flash, which works fairly well considering I don't crop a lot.

    White balance was just left in AWB, I tinkered with it a little bit in post.
     
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    I like 4, everyone looks plastered.
     
  9. Crazydad

    Crazydad No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ah, college. Good to see some things never change. Very nice series, #3 is my fav. Although I find #4 really funny....
     
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    nice shots
     
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    Thanks for the comments everyone!
     
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    Nice shots. I like seeing folks having fun! :)
     

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