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Wasn't planning on going out last night, but got a knock on the door at about 6 and there was Dave raring to go.

First time we'd tried using multiple flashes out in the city, so it's all a bit of a leaning curve.

it's a 580EX 2 on a 5D with a 24-105 lens on, with a 550EX on a tripod off to the right.

it was on ETTL mode with the "ratio" heavily weighted towards the off camera flash, so that the main flash didn't really have much effect at all.

Had a few "comms" issues, as in, the second flash didn't always go off, but its ace to be able to set the flash power of the 550 remotely from the 580.

Ended up using manual flash power as it's a bit more predictable!

But yeah - think this out-door flash stuff my be an amusement for the near future.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24-105
Recording media:RAW (digital)
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Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:17 Oct 2008 - 10:35 AM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Off camera flash, Portraits / people
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 10:38 AM

A very good shot...
Dave

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 10:38 AM

Looks to have work well Ade.
R.

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Simon_Palmer
17 Oct 2008 - 10:39 AM

A very nice piece of work.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:00 AM

Think mono would suit it better for me, just get rid of the sodium light tint in the bgnd.

Paul

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Mike Gray
Mike Gray  9382 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 - 11:01 AM

Sounds like you and Dave had a bit of a laugh Ade.
How is Dave anyway, think he's been a bit down lately.
Great image by the way, may of tried a mono version.

Regards
Mike

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:08 AM

He's in good form Mike - think he's actually quite amused by the reception his new "style" is getting, rather than down as some people have assumed.

Done a mono version too Paul and it looks good - the sodium hints at a more "urban" feel. Some of the shots it looks quite red in the background, that's proper evil!

ta all

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jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 594 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Indonesia
17 Oct 2008 - 11:20 AM

Great image...pensive...Jonathan

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:39 AM

an outstanding photograph as is in my opinion!

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JohnLynch
JohnLynch  678 forum posts Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:49 AM

really like the lighting and the atmosphere of the shot.

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tommythecat
17 Oct 2008 - 11:51 AM

splendid

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Tandberg
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:54 AM

Was bloody cold thats what i will say


Like it mate shows a slim me off i think...
Just a sn
hame i was not over the moon with owt i got to be honest
Dave

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:58 AM

I got about 7 really good shots, those fence things looked the bollocks on some of them.

none of the ones with you behind the fence looked that good though

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Tandberg
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 12:24 PM

yeah its a case of play and see what happens ade...
With the high iso some had bad noise and are useless to be fair.

So more light and thoise day time shots we were talking about should do well though..
PS loaded one of you
Dave

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digicammad
digicammad e2 Member 1021988 forum postsdigicammad vcard United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 2:38 PM

I actually like the Sodium feel, gives it a different atmosphere. Lighting looks good.

Ian

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 3:04 PM

I like this - a consideration could be to zoom the flash head out some to cut some of the light falling on the gate and isolate the subject some more.

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 4:06 PM

Like the way this has come out, but would be interested to see what it would look like in mono.

Sue

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 4:13 PM

Film noir Adrian. Ron.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 4:40 PM

Really nice bit of lighting. I'd be tempted to clone out the white plaques on the wall to the right though - they distracted me a bit.
Chris

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culturedcanvas
17 Oct 2008 - 4:45 PM

Nice shot ade .. if you want a tuition session I'm running an urban portrait group shoot in Newcastle on the 8th November covering exactly these type of shots Wink

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 8:21 PM

Adrian, I've no idea what your tech stuff is about (although I'm certain there are those here who will really appreciate the commentary) - all I know is that the outcome is excellent. Keep experimenting!

Mike

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2008 - 11:52 PM

Terrific, gorgeous light control, love the far away expression.


W

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2008 - 2:32 AM

You're all heart Dan Smile

Were it only in leeds ............. Smile

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old timer
old timer  955 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2008 - 8:38 AM

Love the light in this.
Jim

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2008 - 7:14 PM

good work Ade

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2008 - 11:23 AM

Ta Pete Smile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2008 - 12:29 PM

was about to say much prefer this one than the one after this one, if that made sense....before realize the EC stamp.
well done

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Eviscera
Eviscera  71093 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2008 - 12:40 PM

great work Ade , really captured the mood here.

Dave

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2008 - 5:05 PM

Well done mate ... Mr H gets you another accolade!!!

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2008 - 7:53 PM

I think it's the tunnel in the bacground that clinched it Paul Smile

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
19 Oct 2008 - 8:50 PM

It's great; love the light on Dave's jacket, and he looks very natural.
Allie

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Oct 2008 - 9:30 PM

Superb Ade, extremely good light, love it.

T
xx

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Tandberg
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 9:46 AM


Quote: Mr H gets you another accolade!!!Quote this post

Ec huh

Its only cause i look good in these images.Chiselled chin,startling good looks and the good pose i always give ya....

Me shooting you
Cannot make a fatty thin, only in ps, Too cute and cuddly looking Frans words not mine.
A crap poser. And cannot l;ook mean n moody to save your life..

So thats the reason ya get EC's with me in shot..
Slight bit of Talent but only slight. lol
Dave

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 11:35 AM

I really like the approach to this, some night flash can be overpowering in one area, yet here the face is lifted well from the shadows, and there's something about the background with the tungsten tone filtered down to give a dark hue across the rest of the photo. It all goes to subtly concludes a sinister feel of the shot. And then there's the model, that swung it for you! Wink

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 12:18 PM

You sound bitter Dave Wink

We had the same lighting kit, the same opportunities, same location, you've got a better lens than me, a newer camera, my face got photo of the week once too, so it can be used to make an effective shot. And you got an EC with it once over.

Talk about a workman blaming his tools!!!

the pose is down to the the tog, not the model mate. If I'm not stood how you want me to stand, direct me to do something different. Wink

Oddly enough, the next shot where people could see your face only got about 20 clicks Wink

Sure you'll come up with the goods on thursday.....

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Tandberg
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 6:46 PM

Joking Mate ya should know that


Ya get an EC great
We are a team Ade
SImple

No jelousy at all
And thats the truth

Dave

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Tandberg
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 7:20 PM

re thursday
I got them triggers i was on about and done the modification on them too.

So three lights can be used with umberellas and stuff.
Well pleased
Hit and misss re triggering at times but its cheaper than p Wizzards

Dave
Nah mate i have never and will never be bitter over a Ec
You take things to heart at times..... READ ya should see the fun in what i was saying..
Me slim,good looking
You Podgy and cant look good for all the tea in china.
Its my good looks that wins as ya know pete loves me looks.

And he gives you awards for showing me ..
Smile

D

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 7:20 PM

I know - lots of smilies in my reply Wink

Something similar this week? Try 3 flashes I think - maybe some Gels to get coloured light effects?

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Tandberg
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2008 - 7:22 PM

I got Cto and other gells for the flashes so we are fine n dandy
Ps mine of you got a few clicks.
But who gives a ****
Not me
Dave

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 12:53 AM

Looking forward to seeing more of your experiments with multiple flash heads.
Congratulations on the EC - well deserved.

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 7:55 AM

Love the expression. The lighting is so good, well done on the EC, well deserved.

Lisa

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OMG
OMG  551 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2008 - 12:26 AM

A stunning shot Ade but then in my opinion all your work is the best.
Rgds
Derek

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2008 - 8:26 AM

One to be proud of, quality shot.

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sustainabledesign

Very effective lighting. Many thanks for explaining the set up. I have just got a Metz 60CT1 with Metz 60-40 slave flash, must get out and try something like this.
Robert

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