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Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Kyuss, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Kyuss

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    Well, I got a SB-800 yesterday and had a chance to go out this morning to test it out.

    Its my first flash. I have never really been into flash assisted photography but had to get one ever since I've been doing more and more macro.

    So, C&C welcome as well as any other tips, especially any flash tips.

    My camera was set on manual ; ISO100, 1/200sec, F22. The flash was on commander mode and the SB800 was handheld.

    I think they turned out ok for the first run. Maybe a little too dark for my taste.

    Thank you for looking.

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  2. Overread

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    I like this work - overall its very good - love that last headshot and the spider!
    One thing though - that the first shot shows well - is that I think you are shooting with the flash naked - you really want to have a diffuser on the flash to break the light up and remove that harsh lighting. Lumiquest make a softbox that is a wonder to use, but for the time being whilst you save and decide takes some white toilet or tissue paper - a good few folds and then hold it infront of the flash - use some elastic bands to hold it to the flash head. Then you can shoot with a cheap diffuser :)
     
  3. Kyuss

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    Thanks a lot Overread!
    Yeah, I've been looking at that Lumiquest softbox. Right now I am just using the diffuser that came with the flash. I am planning on making my own softbox here real soon.

    I went out just a few minutes ago and was able to get these. This guy was real patient with me getting in his face.

    I think I am really liking the flash! I am playing around on how I am holding the flash.

    Cheers!


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    you lucky devil!
    they all hate me here and fly away after only a seconds chance! Good shooting :)
     
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    Love number #4 and 5 in the first series, and the last one in the 2nd series :D

    Great shots!
     
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    Nice shots!!

    I really like #5 in the first set!
     
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    Wow!
     

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