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first go at strobing

By possumhead
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

Tags: Flash and lighting

Voters: colmar, mitchy81, rowarrior and 14 more

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colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
17 Oct 2009 8:47PM
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 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
17 Oct 2009 9:22PM
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...
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
17 Oct 2009 10:02PM
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.
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
18 Oct 2009 5:38AM
Nice shot, excellent illumination
18 Oct 2009 7:40AM
Lovely image - well taken !

18 Oct 2009 1:25PM
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!
possumhead 10 1 England
18 Oct 2009 9:15PM
I wanted a stronger Light so i didnt us my softbox. Less of the old man i`m only 86. x
LeeFisher 8 59 8 England
26 Oct 2009 8:09PM
great shot,
Moey 11 14 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2010 4:41PM
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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