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    Model shoot

    What do you think? 1) 2) 3)
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    Funny baby

    Sorry if this is a repost, LOL.
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    Scenic Backdrop

    I'm building an outdoor backdrop in my backyard. I'm building against the south wall because it is in shade all day. I put ivy in the planter (only grows in shade), excavated the ground and now will add a pave stone patio. Started with a retaining wall. After I lay the pave stone patio...
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    Modeling headshots

    Finally hooked up with a model from Model Mayhem, Jazz. Did a couple headshots with a three light set up. Softboxes left and right and big octa behind camera. Let me know what you think, I can take it. But please if you don't like these or think they look like "snapshots", tell me how you would...
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    One light to rule them all

    How weak are these?
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    Go Chargers

    We're rooting for the Chargers to win tonight, and I tried a few shots at halftime. Let me know what you think.
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    Some pictures with my new lights

    The kids got a trampoline for Christmas and I got some new lights. :D
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    Uh oh, Alex got a light meter

    Just got my first light meter today and am very happy I got it. The Sekonic L-308S is very simple to use and helped nail my exposures within a very close range. My daughter Autumn helped with the initial tests. Two bare sb600's on backdrop at full power and one AB1600 at the lowest...
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    Help with modifiers?

    I just ordered four Profoto monolights (two 660r's and two 1200r's), and would like to start getting some modifiers for them. The two 600's are in a kit with two standard reflectors and two umbrellas, but the 1200's don't come with anything. I have a $1,000 budget for this and would like to get...
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    Anyone can do this job

    I'm on an unrelated forum about off-road motorsports and came across this post in an employment forum. I guess I don't want to trash this guys thread about him looking for work, but this just gets me when people make claims like this. I also happen to know for a fact that this particular person...
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    Dune buggy

    AB1600 camera right at full power into small reflector. C&c is greatly appreciated.
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    Quince

    I shot two events today starting with this quinceanera for an old family friend. The second was a wedding and I must be crazy for doing both in one day but all turned out good. For this shot I used an AB1600 at full power camera right, with the sun camera left behind subjects. I like it, but...
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    Telescope?

    I was wondering if there is a telescope made that you can attach to a dslr? If not, what other product might you recommend? I really like taking pictures of the moon and my 200mm with 2x teleconverter is just not enough, and longer Canon lenses are seriously expensive. Any help would be greatly...
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    Experimenting with strobes

    From the top left, two speedlights into medium softboxes left and right from behind at full power. Top right I added a gelled speedlight on the white background and one of the strobes didn't fire (430EX I dropped recently, remember not to buy it from me). Bottom left I added a bare strobe just...
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    Family Self Portraits

    Went on vacation this past week to California, mainly going to Disneyland for several days. I brought along my new AB1600 and Vagabond for some family portraits by the ocean. I took my inspiration for these shots from THIS THREAD and tried to get a similar look. Taking timer shots of your own...
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    I got a new light

    I just received my new light in the mail today, an AB1600 with a vagabond II and a large softbox. Had a lot of fun with it experimenting on my kids in studio and outdoors. Here are a few of the shots, let me know what you think. I used the large softbox overhead for this one with a...
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    That Seventies Party

    Went to a seventies theme party last night with the family and took a few quick shots before we left. These were all done with two speedlights on a white paper backdrop at full power and one speedlight into a large softbox camera left at full also. F8 1/160 ISO 100. 1) The main light did...
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    CS4 Announced

    http://tryit.adobe.com/us/cs4/family/?trackingid=DNNZB I haven't read everything yet but will probably upgrade like I always do. Anyone know of any benefits to the new software?
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    Country Wedding

    I shot a wedding this weekend as a favor for my brother in law. I got him to pay for my light rental (Profoto Pro 7B with large softbox), so I had a little creative freedom for a change. I wasn't altogether happy with everything but I think I got some decent stuff anyways. Comments and critique...
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