New Workshop! Lighting 3 | Advanced Off Camera Flash

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Visiting an abandoned mining town in Wyoming we found this structure with a nice range of value in the textured wood and some... (show more)
Exif Data
  • E-M10MarkII
  • Ziuko 17mm F1:8
  • f/2
  • 17mm
  • 1/50 seconds
  • 200

Q&A Discussions

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    Lauchlan Toal

    Nice, fun shot. The one thing I notice is that the light is much brighter near the bottom of the frame – if the light’s placed on the ground you could move it back a bit to get more even coverage.

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    Douglas Griffith

    I was a bit conflicted on what to do here. The wood in that area was actually bleached which accented the light bouncing from the ground. it gave the whole piece a nice graduated tone from bottom to top but since it is the lightest part of the picture, also draws your attention away from the subject. My fill flash was actually up high to the left. Should I try to to use some gradation in Lightroom and darken that bleached area for a better piece?

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    Lauchlan Toal

    Hmm, yeah, that is tricky. For a shot like this I’d want the subject’s face to be the brightest part of an image – post processing does seem to be the best solution here.

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  5. B
    David Hill

    Yes! Layer some graduated filters in LR here to reduce exposure/highlights etc….

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  6. C
    David Hill

    Nice use of fill light in the face….not evident you have done that so well done! Pass Assignment for me!! Nice one!

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