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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    freezeing subject in mid air very easy

    pitch dark room and use the flash of light to freeze the object
    even a 1 sec shutter speed will do
    oic.so does that mean if i want to do a shot like 'taiji master' and showing the trails of the movements of the arms, i cant use slower shutter speed of 1/30 or even 1/15?

    so, in this opposite scenario, instead of freezing, how do i capture the swaying motions?

    also, must be pitch blackroom to capture freezing motions?no need right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    More of a camera limitation issue...

    High speed flash sync may be helpful on this....
    does the flash FP mode works on studio strobes or only sb800?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    example:

    very nice.can share what kind of settings used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    so, you have horns and tail? nothing to worry, DI to the rescue ...



    use whatever lens you like, 35mm to 200mm, evne 300mm, if your studio is long enough.

    I shoot f11-f16 most of the time, to make sure the entire subject is in focus.
    but stopping aperture too far down the IQ will suffer from diffraction?
    so is it still advisable to use till f16?

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    Diffraction usually isn't that obvious lah, even less so on more tele lenses. That said,I usually shoot at F11 though, but more due to the lack of power from my strobes

    AFAIK, FP modes only works on speedlites.
    Last edited by Splutter; 19th January 2007 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    Diffraction usually isn't that obvious lah, even less so on more tele lenses. That said,I usually shoot at F11 though, but more due to the lack of power from my strobes
    oic.
    k, i will stick to f8-11, and shutter speeds of 1/60 or 1/125.

    ok.next ques, what happens if i use the above combination settings, and my subject is overexpose?do i move the lights further back?

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    You have 5 options.

    1) Move lights back
    2) Use lower power settings
    3) Use smaller aperture
    4) Put a ND filter(s) on your lights
    5) Put ND filter on your lens


    Most ppl will do 1 and 2, since its a studio and you should have optimum control of light power and placement.

    PS: I persoanlly prefer to shoot at max sync speed, which is 1/250 on my camera. I believe these days most strobes can keep up.
    Last edited by Splutter; 19th January 2007 at 12:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    You have 5 options.

    1) Move lights back
    2) Use lower power settings
    3) Use smaller aperture
    4) Put a ND filter(s) on your lights
    5) Put ND filter on your lens


    Most ppl will do 1 and 2, since its a studio and you should have optimum control of light power and placement.

    PS: I persoanlly prefer to shoot at max sync speed, which is 1/250 on my camera. I believe these days most strobes can keep up.
    thanks splutter

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    Anything for u

    Hey u still up for the car shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    very nice.can share what kind of settings used?
    f11, 1/250s, 1 main, 1 fill, 2 background light, with room ambient light on (ambient light is more than 5 stops under, so I don't need to switch it off)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    oic.so does that mean if i want to do a shot like 'taiji master' and showing the trails of the movements of the arms, i cant use slower shutter speed of 1/30 or even 1/15?

    so, in this opposite scenario, instead of freezing, how do i capture the swaying motions?

    also, must be pitch blackroom to capture freezing motions?no need right?
    to capture the swaying motion with a sharp and well exposed end action

    you need to use ambient light together with the strobes

    first you shoot with a slow shutter speed and ambient light to capture the motion
    and once the end action is set you trigger the strobe manually

    something like rear curtain sync on your SB800, where the flash is triggered at the end of the exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    Anything for u

    Hey u still up for the car shoot?
    car shoot?you mean my family lexus?i'm not confident of driving it.too big for my liking.
    c how it goes lor.i'm still very shy of meeting people...
    sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    f11, 1/250s, 1 main, 1 fill, 2 background light, with room ambient light on (ambient light is more than 5 stops under, so I don't need to switch it off)
    so room light whether tungsten or fluorescent makes no diff right?since it's 5 stops under.

    from your pics, can i assume your main light is on your left since boy is facing left?so fill is on your right?and fill is how many stops under wrt main?

    i appreciate the explanations.thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    to capture the swaying motion with a sharp and well exposed end action

    you need to use ambient light together with the strobes

    first you shoot with a slow shutter speed and ambient light to capture the motion
    and once the end action is set you trigger the strobe manually

    something like rear curtain sync on your SB800, where the flash is triggered at the end of the exposure.
    but does that mean my ambient light MUST match my strobe light for color temp else there will be color cast?
    how to have ambient light that matches strobes temp?closest is daylight right?

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    Well I shoot other cars too I'm even more shy!

    As far as possible, try to match the colour temps lor. Can use gel or whatever to correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    but does that mean my ambient light MUST match my strobe light for color temp else there will be color cast?
    how to have ambient light that matches strobes temp?closest is daylight right?
    the motion captured should be a ghost effect so, IMHO the cast would not matter
    yes daylight is right, there are some constant daylight temp light

    or easier way is to use tungsten ambient light with tungsten WB and put a gel on your strobes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    Well I shoot other cars too I'm even more shy!

    As far as possible, try to match the colour temps lor. Can use gel or whatever to correct.
    but if you look like your avatar, i'll go out with you anytime.


    gels as in those gels that comes with sb800?
    do they sell big ones for studio lights?but anyway this studio lights was borrowed.so no point i go get gels.

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    Yes they do sell it in big sheets. I know CP and Ruby carries them. Slightly lousier in quality, thinner than those that your speedlite use, but it's just meant to correct colour and doesn't affect IQ. I bought mine from BHPhoto when I was in NY, so much cheaper than in SG

    Anyway, if you haven't got your strobes yet. Just get what is necessary and build up from there on. There's seriously too many permutations to try out if you get everything one shot.

    Looks like I have to go rent a costume soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    the motion captured should be a ghost effect so, IMHO the cast would not matter
    yes daylight is right, there are some constant daylight temp light

    or easier way is to use tungsten ambient light with tungsten WB and put a gel on your strobes
    these gels, do they sell in EXACT color temp?i mean...tungsten lightings got so many types.how do i know which brand/color of gel will be compatible with 'whatever-kind-of tungsten lights'?

    sound troublesome to setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    these gels, do they sell in EXACT color temp?i mean...tungsten lightings got so many types.how do i know which brand/color of gel will be compatible with 'whatever-kind-of tungsten lights'?

    sound troublesome to setup.
    should have
    but as i said the slight cast would not matter since the image of the motion will have a ghosting effect

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