So, Why Couldn't I....................

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  1. snerd

    snerd Anti-Dentite Supporting Member

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    ........... buy a trigger for my camera, 5D3, and put my 430EX-II speedlight on top of my tripod?! Use this as a cheap, one-light setup to learn the basics? Would this be an acceptable, short-term alternative to purchasing a more expensive setup to learn on? I can see how I do on hand-held shooting with the 50 1.4 or 24-70 II, but I also have the 70-200 II with IS if I just can't cut it hand-held (a little old and shaky). Or, is this setup nowhere near enough light for OCF minimum requirements?


     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Absolutely fine!
     
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    snerd Anti-Dentite Supporting Member

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    Kewl!! I can get off for just the cost of the trigger, which can be very reasonable if I go Yongnuo. Thanks!
     
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    mmaria Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    oh... gear lust struck again ;)
     
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    snerd Anti-Dentite Supporting Member

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    But, but but.............. look how practical I'm being about it this time!!!!!!
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    10... 9... 8... 7...
     
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    mmaria Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    you're interesting young fellow and you make me smile in the morning ;) thanks!

    but but but but...... could you please stop buying some more stuff and go shooting!!!! (yes I'm yelling at you. somebody needs to tell you the truth!)












    please don't get mad at me... I'll buy you..... another..... lens cap ;)
     
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    snerd Anti-Dentite Supporting Member

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    Shot a few today, but it was very hot.......... 35 degrees Celsius. That's 95 Fahrenheit!! I have decided on a short-term lesson, though. I've got maybe 20-30 different landscapes and a few oddball things, that have not been processed. I am going to concentrate on learning to use Lightroom better over the next 30 days. I am simply going to HAVE to get better at it, if I continue to shoot in this raw format. I have watched 4 different, hour-long, video tutorials over the last 3 days, and I've discovered a lot of helpful tips and tricks and what most of the tools are for and how to create a workflow. It is really coming together in my brain, I think, so now I'm anxious to get started on this challenge. I will practice, use and learn this software on a 2-3 hour a day schedule over the next 30 days. I will much more confident in my abilities after that, I think.
     
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    mmaria Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm all about Celsius... just saying....

    I use cs6 and when I was starting I watched hours and hours of tutorials and courses, about shooting and editing. There's just so many things that can keep you interesting if you truly want to learn.
    You'll probably need a break for a bit. give your brain some time to rest.

    but... that's the proper attitude :)

    we'll be here monitoring you progress
     
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    With snerd, REST means aching to buy another "saving" ideas to make his photography easier...I was talking to his wife about....:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Look in to a cheap light stand. They're easier to use for what you're intending rather than a tripod IMHO.
     
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    $10 thriftshop tripods are great. They usually are cheap ones missing the quick connect but thave the hand crank to raise the head- that's OK because the heads are not worth using anyway. You just unscrew the head from the tripod and trash it and you are left with a 1/4 x 20 stud on which you screw a coupling nut (Shop The Hillman Group 2-Count 1/4-in - 20 Zinc-Plated Standard (SAE) Regular Nut at Lowes.com) and attach an umbrella holder (Amazon.com : Interfit Strobies Umbrella Holder with Shoe Adapter : Flash Shoe Mounts : Camera & Photo).

    They work OK for seated subjects (if they're not too tall) as a main light, better as a front fill light or kicker and great as background light.
     
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