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CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« on: February 10, 2018, 05:41:36 PM »
OUTDOOR FLASH: WEEKLY COMP 11th February to 18th February 2018
I look through all the pictures and notice that not a lot of pictures are taken with flash when shooting outdoors. I love using flash especially when the weather is dull this time of year. It helps to separate the subject from the background. So lets use our flashgun in a picture taken outside. Topic is completely open!!!! Do try to make it obvious you have used the flash in the picture however!

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 09:02:09 PM »
Interesting topic. Must admit that I very rarely use flash so this should get me out of my comfort zone. Better get some practice!
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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 02:07:27 PM »
Great idea - will try to get something if it stops raining for more than a few minutes at some point in the week.
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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 09:51:59 PM »
Went out this evening wit a photo in mind. My flash gun had flash batteries but this wasn't a problem as I had a new box with me. Couldn't believe that they were also flat! So I stood in the middle of a field, freezing cold and couldn't get what I had plannned. I did however manage to get some evening shots.
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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 10:22:44 PM »
Went out this evening wit a photo in mind. My flash gun had flash batteries but this wasn't a problem as I had a new box with me. Couldn't believe that they were also flat! So I stood in the middle of a field, freezing cold and couldn't get what I had plannned. I did however manage to get some evening shots.

Should have checked them before going out!  :doh:

I feel for you as I have done the same before.  :uglystupid2:

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 10:29:05 PM »
I thought I'd be ok with a spare box of batteries with me but clearly not. Lesson learned!
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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 03:43:20 PM »
Proving a challenge to get a shot this week, wall to wall wet and soggy. I do have an archive shot in mind, and may have to go with that one.
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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 04:22:09 PM »
I`m stumped. Not sure how to make it obvious I`ve used flash in the picture other than subject  popping from the background but who`s to know I used flash?

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 11:17:31 PM »
I`m stumped. Not sure how to make it obvious I`ve used flash in the picture other than subject  popping from the background but who`s to know I used flash?

It tells you in the image data if the flash was used.  :o

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 11:29:44 PM »
I find best results when it is not very bright outside. The best way for me to explain is with the following example. Ambient light is 1/60 at f5.6. set camera to 1/200 at f8. Set flash to Manual.  Flash Power 1/2-1/2-1/4-1/8-1/16 etc. depends on distance to subject and Aperture. This way you have full control over how much you want the subject to stand out and how dark you want the background. If eg. you take a flower this way and the background is darker, it is pretty obvious it has been taken with flash.

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 10:09:58 AM »
Yes I know the exif detail gives me that oldboy but it was more about Simon`s explanation as to how he wants the use of flash to be obvious in the shot. I see what he means now. I`ve generally used fill in flash in the daylight to make subjects pop a bit more without losing the background rather than as he describes.Not sure I`ve anything in archives that meets that request so will have to see if I get any time to play at all.

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2018, 11:50:22 AM »
An old one for me and not the one I was looking for. I had a few shots I did with my orbis ring light plus extra rim light to one side that I did one time with the inventor of the orbis at a demo in Leeds. You cannot magnify this size enough to see the ring in her eyes. I`ll try and get out and do a new one if I get time but photography seems to be taking a back seat just now.

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2018, 02:58:02 PM »
An oldie from me as well I'm afraid - it's still raining . . . .



I used two remotely fired flashguns for this (poverty wizards!), everything on manual. I do like doing silly pictures.
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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2018, 02:15:58 PM »

 :2funny:

An oldie from me as well I'm afraid - it's still raining . . . .



I used two remotely fired flashguns for this (poverty wizards!), everything on manual. I do like doing silly pictures.
May the Force be with you.

Chris

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Re: CHAT - OUTDOOR FLASH WEEKLY COMP 11th FEB - 18th FEB
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2018, 04:24:39 PM »
I very nearly entered a different photo. I uploaded it before removed it. I like the photo but wasn't comfortable displaying it - after much consideration. Does anyone else ever have this dilemma?
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Chris

 

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