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By paulbroad
Another very recent one - in fact taken this morning at a steam engine rally near my home. Camera with 10/20 Sigma held near ground pointing up. -2 stops exposure dialed in to under expose, then lit with on camera Sigma 530 Super flash with stornfo diffuser.

Framing by guesswork - some work in CS3 and a crop.

Tags: Flash Wide Angle Steam Low Engine People Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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xwang 9 56 8
13 Sep 2010 12:00PM
Ah..., I see.It does make the light look quite different.-2 stops +flash,that's very tricky and clever, I have never heard anybody said this before. Very unique..ah ha... I said that you were the master of light before..What's the theory? I don't know what "stornfo diffuser" is, I googled it the only result was your photo.SmileIt's nice to see and learn something new today, even I'm not really a Fred Dibnah's fanGrin

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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 4:46PM
Hello Xiaoli,

The diffuser is a white plastic cup that fits over the flash head to give softer lighting and to spread the light to cover the wide angle lens. I think I spelt it wrong - something like storno, or similar. The -2 is to darken the sky and background, using the flash to correctly light the foreground.

xwang 9 56 8
13 Sep 2010 5:44PM
Ah..thank you.Glad to know.That's why the light is not 'harsh',quite mild and soft, the sky is still blue( I had a lot of 'burned skies).Very clever indeed.I got an excellent idea from you today.Very happy indeed, I'm preparing to go the club nowGrin.Bye!

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