Black Ops Sniper Soldier (Strobe)

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  1. vipgraphx

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    My son is 5 and he decided to paint his face and play sniper. He came in office and I had to take a picture.
    Here is another attempt at strobing. Did not realize how darn hard it is....props to those that are successful at it!!

    had the flash to the right of him without the soft box filter. Had it spread at width rather than direct. I used the 35mm 1.8G @ 1/60s ,f2.8 -1.0EV

    I cropped this way for a reason. I know people say do not crop of heads but I thought cropping off a little head and face gives it a more how do you say dramatic quality.....

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    Anyone?

    Does it suck that bad....?
     
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    I like it. He has an emotionless, hard look in his eyes. Exactly the expression I would expect from a candid shot of a block ops soldier as he gets himself mentally prepared for battle.
     
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    I think his blank look makes the photo. Wondering if the light would have been better a bit more diffused. Or maybe even just pulled a little more towards the front of his face just a tad. ButI'm not sure. I am still working with lighting as well.
     
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    I'd say you have the flash at too much of an angle, ie too much sidelight not enough front light, the right side of his face looks too dark. Of course this may well have been your intention as it does tend to create more dramatic photos.
     
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    thanks for feedback thus far. I am very new to strobing and off camera flash.

    I think I could use another light source as mentioned.

    Lots to learn. I was actually amazed with this photo as it was done very fast.

    What kind of diffusers or soft boxes does anyone recommend?
     
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    This is an 'action' shot and the lighting suits the mood. Great shot!
     

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