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Formal Dinner

Post by pop511 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:58 pm

Was invited to a formal dinner. This picture was taken with a transmitter in the hot shoe and a pass through cable for the flash on a bracket. Another flash was held in my left hand extended out. On camera flash set to about -1 2/3 EV and the extended flash set to -1/3EV. Not something I can recommend. Although I did not not get much bounce flash from the glasses. The result did not have much shadow and definition to my liking. And so the file stayed on my HDD. Thinking about it later I thought how I could improve it. The result was very simple and this Knucklehead should have thought of it earlier. :lol:
Add a layer of 50% gray set to overlay and use the burn tool. As viewed from camera. Burned in the right side of cheeks, under chins. Jacket, behind her head and noses.
Have fun;
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:15 pm

decent job Ed !!

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Post by minniev » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:23 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:15 pm
decent job Ed !!
Ah,, the challenges of flash photography! You did well managing those glasses.

Had I shot it, the glasses would have been a disaster. I really do need to spend some time learning to use flash. My grandson's birthday party yesterday reminded me of that.
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Post by pop511 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:13 am

Minnie,
Comes down to choices
Take glasses off
Any strong light is to the side eg: sun/flash.
Can't move subject? Then you move and rotate subjects head
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Post by pop511 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:16 am

Thx psjunkie.
Post was put up to help anyone in a similar situation.
Have fun;
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Post by davechinn » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:34 pm

pop511 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Was invited to a formal dinner. This picture was taken with a transmitter in the hot shoe and a pass through cable for the flash on a bracket. Another flash was held in my left hand extended out. On camera flash set to about -1 2/3 EV and the extended flash set to -1/3EV. Not something I can recommend. Although I did not not get much bounce flash from the glasses. The result did not have much shadow and definition to my liking. And so the file stayed on my HDD. Thinking about it later I thought how I could improve it. The result was very simple and this Knucklehead should have thought of it earlier. :lol:
Add a layer of 50% gray set to overlay and use the burn tool. As viewed from camera. Burned in the right side of cheeks, under chins. Jacket, behind her head and noses.
Have fun;

Nice capture Ed !!! Glasses are always a challenge and at times, unavoidable. Some folks will not want pictures without their glasses, because the glasses becomes a part of them and without the glasses they may feel naked so to speak. It becomes a catch 22 situation. I do believe your next step of correction is to find a way to remove the distracting shadows behind them. I'm sure you know how to avoid the circumstance, which would be to move them away from the background and/or have a background or hair light for separation. I hope I'm not out of line by mentioning the suggestion?
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Post by pop511 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:03 pm

You're ok Dave. Don't mind at all.
We were actually sitting down at our table waiting for dinner. Background shadow? It may come as a bit of a shock, but I don't mind it. As for background light I was trying to juggle two lights as it is.... :)
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