"Why We Use Lights"

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  1. Samanax

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    I came across this article and thought I would share it here...the pictures speak for themselves: Why We Use Lights
     
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    Thanks Samanax! Good link with great examples.
     
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    Nice article. Thanks!
     
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    Noobs just don't understand, do they?
     
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    They'll get it if they stick with it.
     
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    Kind of the meaning, isn't it? When you're new to something you don't understand it all.

    Nice article, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Eventually. I laugh every time when some noob says "I don't need flash, it just makes your photos look like crap."
     
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    A picture is worth a thousand rants.
     
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    Thank you! =)
     
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    Here's an example of why light is good taken just for this thread.

    Camera: 5DMk2
    Lens: 50L

    First pic: f/1.8, ISO 100, 1/80, Aperture Priority mode
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    Second pic: f/6.3, ISO 100, 1/125, Manual mode using 580EXII
    [​IMG]

    The natural light leaves the left side of my sons face too dark for my tastes. Even with a wide aperture, the first pic just don't do it for me.
     
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    ^ Yep, I use my Nikon SB-400 around the house constantly just for shots like that :D

    Some will say it's a useless flash, but I absolutely LOVE the thing. I have 2 SB-600's sitting around that hardly ever get used.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Send them this way, I'll find a use for them. :lol:

    Nice find btw.
     

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