1. gossamer

    Strip light for key light for profile pictures

    Hi, I have a D500 with a 24-70mm and I'm trying to set up an environment for taking profile pictures / headshots for a few friends. I also have two Flashpoint XPLOR 600s with two Glow 36" octoboxes and an SB700 flash for lighting the background. I purchased the Fovitec 14x62 strip softbox with...
  2. k.udhay

    A recent work of mine that I love a lot!

    This one has become a favorite of my recent shots. There is an interesting story behind this. This photo was a random shot. The bride had just completed her make-up and was about to start to the marriage hall. On her side I noted my partner holding a softbox. I was impressed with the profile of...
  3. gossamer

    How to improve group photo with >8 people

    Hi, I was invited to be the photographer for an event involving some dignitaries here in NJ. It took place in a high school auditorium, similar to a movie theater, and with poor lighting. I have a D500 with an SB-700 and a 24-70mm 2.8E ED VR. I'm interested in ideas on how to improve group...
  4. gossamer

    Picture lacks sharpness, critique requested

    Hi, I have a D500 and was trying to take some profile pictures today with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII. I was also using my new Flashpoint XPLOR 600 with a 38" octobox. I have lots of questions, but the main one is that the pictures were not sharp and I don't know why. This one was shot at...
  5. nerwin

    Nikon D610 CineFlat Picture Control Before & After Color Grading

    The included picture profiles for the D600/D610 just suck. Standard is too constrasty (forget vivid and landscape, no dynamic range whatsoever). Neutral was better but still had very poor dynamic range. I had NO idea that you can add custom picture control to some Nikon DSLRs. Thanks to @Derrel...