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    Flash/Ambient Sunset Portraits .. good read !!

    Heres a very good post from Dave Hobby at strobist, on balancing flash and twilight/sunset ambient when shooting portraits.

    Very good read, and simply explained, for anyone wanting to try this out for the first time.

    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/06...red-daily.html
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    Easy read? My brain turned to mush!

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    Thanks Darren, definitely a good read!

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    Thanks for the link, much appreciated.

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    A bit out of my league at the moment, i might read that in 6 months
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    It is a good read. And every time I visit that site I learn something or something I thought I knew becomes a little clearer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildenikon View Post
    A little patronising I thought, but often a good idea to go over the basics, surprising what you forget over time, or if you haven't shot that style for a while.
    Im sorry .. how so ??

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    Mod: deleted quoted text and comment (now not needed)

    As for Dave Hobbys blog not being "direct" or "factual", I guess we'll just need to agree to disagree on that mate I guess theres a reason he made Time Magazines list of popular blogs of 2010.
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    Great read Darren, thanks

    Has actually inspired me for next week end I think, was going to spend some time just experimenting, might add this at the end of the day, I know a great spot.

    As for David Hobby being condescending ?? - What tha ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkChap View Post
    Great read Darren, thanks

    Has actually inspired me for next week end I think, was going to spend some time just experimenting, might add this at the end of the day, I know a great spot.

    As for David Hobby being condescending ?? - What tha ?
    Yea its a good site mate ... very useful for lots of things and different ways to use your small flashes.

    ummm .. yea that bit had me a touch confused as well. Ah well .. horses for courses as they say

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    This is the only blog that I follow religiously. As to the condescending bit, I think that he just has a flair for writing about lighting, but his attempts at humour are pretty lame. I can *almost* see how that can come across as condescending, but I think that it's just a reasonably poor style.

    Cannot fault him whatsoever for content though - just brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccaroneski View Post
    This is the only blog that I follow religiously. As to the condescending bit, I think that he just has a flair for writing about lighting, but his attempts at humour are pretty lame. I can *almost* see how that can come across as condescending, but I think that it's just a reasonably poor style.

    Cannot fault him whatsoever for content though - just brilliant.
    I think that if someone was to you read a one-off post you could take him the wrong way .. but as you delve into it more you quickly realise that, as you say, thats just his style. I think hes just a lighting geek to be honest and it comes across in his text

    100% agree .. he knows his stuff thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    I think hes just a lighting geek to be honest and it comes across in his text
    Watch his DVD and you won't just *think* that he's a lighting geek, you'll know

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    Quote Originally Posted by maccaroneski View Post
    Watch his DVD and you won't just *think* that he's a lighting geek, you'll know
    Seen it ... Not a bad thing though. Im a little bit of one too I reckon

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    Strobist is a great site learn something every time I visit it or refreshes the memory

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    Thanks for the link. I have been missing in action and this has rekindle a little inspiration

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