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    First attempt at off camera flash

    Acquired my first light stands and off camera flash trigger today... I think I'm gonna have a heap of fun playing with light.

    These are my first attempts, I haven't processed the pics fully yet - just picked my favourite two to load up.


    IMG_6728 by elyshiamadison, on Flickr


    IMG_6697 by elyshiamadison, on Flickr
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    Is this practice for the Canon comp? very nice, I like the second one, though maybe a darker background could have helped to make the smoke stand out more.
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    I reckon you could improve those quite a lot with levels/curves. IMO it would also look better if you cropped out the bit of table at the bottom and just had a semi-abstract with the smoke. Well done, been meaning to try some of these myself
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    Thanks

    I actually haven't done much to them, just brightened them to what they were on camera... I will run them through PS later today though. This was to show Ozzie Paul how our flash (Metz) works off camera more than anything, and that there wasn't banding at 1/200th with the rf602 triggers

    Once I've processed them I'll stick them up again.

    Not for Canon comp - not that good yet lolol, still got too much to learn!

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    Both good though I like 2# the best.
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    Thanks for that. Nice shots.
    Even though the Metz flash isn't mentioned they seem to work fine.
    I think the banding is just with Pentax cameras because there is no dedicated flash triggers to suit them. I will get the Canon version as they have the same PC sync cord plugs. (450,500,550D)
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    Thought I'd add an after processing shot. Pretty basic processing, need more hours in the day


    Smoke by elyshiamadison, on Flickr

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    That really makes the smoke stand out, looks pretty good.

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