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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2014, 08:22 »
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I would. Not for the $200 (I am not interested in assignments, by the way) but for the food, lodging and air travel as an occasion to do my own stock photography in San Francisco. I would ask for a few more paid nights there as part of the deal however.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 08:26 by stockphotoeurope »


« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2014, 08:42 »
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HDR is a good idea.
Else tripod and  flashes, eventually long exposures and paint with light.

plus
shutterspeed for ambient light
and
aperture for flash



« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2014, 12:14 »
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HDR is a good idea.
Else tripod and  flashes, eventually long exposures and paint with light.

plus
shutterspeed for ambient light
and
aperture for flash




Very nice! That is what I am after -- I should have bracketed to that level -- will next time ;)

What do you mean by "aperture for flash" ? -- I shoot with a Canon L 20mm fixed at about f/14 for DOF

When I tested at home with strobes and giant umbrellas, it over-powered the nice ambient light. Some pros I saw using strobes had weak portfolios IMO. HDR seems to work best if not over-processed.

For shots with models and ambient light, i have to raise the ISO (ugh) to shoot at minimum 1/60 SS. Then fix the noise in post. PLUS bracket down for the windows for post work.


BTW -- since i am retouching this morning -- I did my thing on your photo. I will post it if  you approve of me doing that.  8)
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 12:25 by oxman »

« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2014, 13:09 »
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I also used strobes for  the above picture.

You have 2 ways of controlling the exposure, the amount of light you let into the camera. Aperture and shutterspeed.
And you have 2 lightsources: Ambient light and Strobe light.

Now set your camera (on tripod) to expose correctly for the stobes, after some experiments you will get an aperture and a shutterspeed that works.

But the shutterspeed doesnt matter much with strobes, since they flash in milli seconds. So you can  lower the shutterspeed and such get more ambient light into the camera.

In reality you may want to do more, like stepping down as well and
Move the strobes back and forth, turning them up and down, and even as a last resource fiddle with iso, it is possible to expose all light sources in the frame correctly.
In the above picture, note that also the candles are correctly exposed, and that took some experimenting.

I have had such ambient/ strobe situations, that ballanced so delicately that I had to get the right exposure by stepping up ISO.

When  I do interiors I usually bring one very powerfull strobe, that  I bounce from a corner in the cieling and let ambient light create the style or twist in the image.



« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 13:26 by JPSDK »

« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2014, 16:16 »
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Sounds like an interesting assignment, which IF REAL, I'd do for nothing.  $200 is meaningless in today's economy but the pictures might have good value.  However, I would NOT send a thing without watermarking my name and number. 

BTW, I wouldn't call it an assignment and much as a favor. 

« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2014, 16:36 »
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I also used strobes for  the above picture.

You have 2 ways of controlling the exposure, the amount of light you let into the camera. Aperture and shutterspeed.
And you have 2 lightsources: Ambient light and Strobe light.

Now set your camera (on tripod) to expose correctly for the stobes, after some experiments you will get an aperture and a shutterspeed that works.

But the shutterspeed doesnt matter much with strobes, since they flash in milli seconds. So you can  lower the shutterspeed and such get more ambient light into the camera.

In reality you may want to do more, like stepping down as well and
Move the strobes back and forth, turning them up and down, and even as a last resource fiddle with iso, it is possible to expose all light sources in the frame correctly.
In the above picture, note that also the candles are correctly exposed, and that took some experimenting.

I have had such ambient/ strobe situations, that ballanced so delicately that I had to get the right exposure by stepping up ISO.

When  I do interiors I usually bring one very powerfull strobe, that  I bounce from a corner in the cieling and let ambient light create the style or twist in the image.

WOW thanks so much for the excellent info.!!

Ron

« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2014, 17:43 »
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http://fstoppers.com/flash-vs-hdr-for-interiors-part-ii-mood-and-color-case-study

With flash its no longer really HDR with multiple exposures and you have a lot of other stuff to think about.

The simplest and quickest way is to shoot 5 exposures per shot, instead of constantly adjusting strobes and camera settings and what not.

But Jens' explanation might give you a better result. For 200 dollar I wouldnt make it all to complicated though. Shoot and get out.

« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2014, 18:40 »
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I realize that is will probably get me flamed, but if any of you that think that $200 is nothing, feel free to PM me for my PayPal address and you can each send me $200!  :D :D :D

« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2014, 18:50 »
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http://fstoppers.com/flash-vs-hdr-for-interiors-part-ii-mood-and-color-case-study

With flash its no longer really HDR with multiple exposures and you have a lot of other stuff to think about.

The simplest and quickest way is to shoot 5 exposures per shot, instead of constantly adjusting strobes and camera settings and what not.

But Jens' explanation might give you a better result. For 200 dollar I wouldnt make it all to complicated though. Shoot and get out.


Thanks RON for the link -- gonna read it tonight! :)


 

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