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This is my first go at flash/strobist, I stood my brother in law where the horse and my sister in law were going to be and set the flash up at 45 degs and up six foot in the air, when kate brought in TOM-TOM in and he was more intreted in the grass or the hay stack I used as a back drop, with a bit of coaxing from my wife we got a few shots then he got bored and walked off ( you try and stop a 650kg horse, he`s the boss ) It was getting darker by the minute, settings were changing quickly. so i didnt do my self any favours, thanks to Kate,Amanda,Kev,and tom-tom. please leave feedback,I loved doing it and intend to do much more, did very little in p/shop to show where i need to improve, thanks

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50-150mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:first go at strobing
Username:possumhead possumhead
Uploaded:17 Oct 2009 - 8:23 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting
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colmar
colmar e2 Member 742 forum postscolmar vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 8:47 PM

Good effort not just a case of setting light on stand andsynch toflash is it .... good effort though thanks for sharing Colin

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rowarrior
rowarrior e2 Member 74350 forum postsrowarrior vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 9:22 PM

I'm trying to get to grips with flash myself at the moment, some shots are definitely more successful than others! I think that possibly the horse's head was lower than anticipated here, if you borrowed your brother-in-law as a stand in model, and so didn't get lit very well. It looks like if his head had been up, it would have worked well. Lots of perseverence to get to grips with this I fear...

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 10:02 PM

Beautiful shot, love the lighting, it is very sympathetic to the subject. It reminds me of an advert for Jodphurs or knitwear in a horse or countryside magazine.
Ann

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HectorRivera
HectorRivera e2 Member 7HectorRivera vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2009 - 5:38 AM

Nice shot, excellent illumination

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2009 - 7:40 AM

Lovely image - well taken !

Chris

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palmypom
palmypom e2 Member 6palmypom vcard New Zealand
18 Oct 2009 - 1:25 PM

nice shot! and well composed! although the shadows are very strong, maby bouncing the flash off of a reflector would soften this, or maby even bringing in some more light from the left hand side! other than that old man! its great. also great to see your getting out there and trying new things!

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possumhead
possumhead e2 Member 7possumhead vcard England
18 Oct 2009 - 9:15 PM

I wanted a stronger Light so i didnt us my softbox. Less of the old man i`m only 86. x

Last Modified By possumhead at 18 Oct 2009 - 9:18 PM

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2009 - 8:09 PM

great shot,
fish.

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Moey
Moey e2 Member 8Moey vcard United Kingdom
10 Dec 2010 - 4:41 PM

I'm looking into strobing at the min, but as of yet, haven't done any.... I think you've done great... the setup is one thing, but trying to get an animal to pose is a challenging task in itself...
Nice work overall...

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