Recycle ... when it comes to flash time ... shorter is better
Tonight, I was invited to watch a young photographer and her Nikon D3 go to work. She set up her lighting using four electronic flashes (2x SB-600 & 2x SB-900) and it was truly enlightening to see that she went through just about the same difficulty I do with the SONY system.
Just about forty minutes worth of setup and then another half-hour worth of shooting gymnastics
Again, the thing that just sticks in my craw is "battery management" for these damn flashes. It would be so much easier if the manufacturers would allow a direct AC/DC connection to these "portable" flashes, instead of relying on the often unreliable battery set (of 4) per flash.
My rule of thumb is eight (8) batteries for each flash, but to each their own. That's 32 batteries on the recharge cycle. Have fun with that. :( Personally, I say "eliminate the damn things" if you are indoors and use light-cabled AC adapters instead. You would get duration, high-reliability and superior recycle. How could you argue with that kind of result?
Anyway, it was comforting to see that some things don't change across the brands. After all this time, they all still stink!
Expanding on the "Out of Bounds" theme ...
Hey, that was the small piece ... you have seen the "mother" it came from! :eek:
Originally Posted by Peekayoh
Concerning "Project 3"
The instructor reviewed my project idea and recommended some alterations. I am a little dubious ... but, I cleaned it up and put forth a new twist, duplicating the southside buildings to offer a more "balanced" central image.
I still need to look at some "outside the image" ideas. He didn't buy into the collar panoramas, looking for a more "geometric" combination of three images.
Hey, here's a thought ...
Frank, what are the chances of getting a twelve-shot, 28mm panorama from the top of the Empire State Building? It has to be similar!
And if Darin could get a twelve-shot LA ... from one of the towers ... DCRP Coast to Coast coverage! :eek: Now, that would be a cool project. Of course, that's given a somewhat clear day to shoot on. I need it done in three days! :(