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  1. #1
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    Grandson Portrait

    I picked up my grandson so I could take some pictures. I cannot seem to get the lightning right. Here are a few shots from today. He needed a break or I would have taken more.

    Frank

    Umbrella to the right over his head

    f/9.0 speed 160 ISO 100



    f/9.0 speed 160 ISO 100



    Used two flashes umbrella to the right over his head and fill flash lower left

    f/13 Speed 125 ISO 100



    Umbrella to the right and back light with flash on floor

    f/5.6 Speed 160 ISO 100

    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  2. #2
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    He had enough and needed a nap. LOL


    Frank





    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  3. #3
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    The 2nd shot in the first post shows that the fill flash was not powerful enough to even out the umbrella light causing the shadow from his nose under his eye.

    If you used a reflector, it would have worked better than a bare flash trying to fill!
    Or if he was facing the umbrella a little, that shadow could have been prevented.

    I have one of these: http://cgi.ebay.ca/42-5-IN-1-REFLECT...item53e25df7a3

    You can get a 32" or a 22" cheaper and even a stand for it.
    Canon EOS 7D

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  4. #4
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    I think the fill flash was too powerful. You can see the shadow from his shirt. The umbrella was on his left side (our right). I am going to try to put the fill flash on the umbrella and the Sony on half power.

    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  5. #5
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    You can probably try bouncing the fill flash off a white surface to his face as well.
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  6. #6
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    I will keep trying to see what works best.

    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  7. #7
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    Do you have any other hotshoe flash other than you little slave one?
    You may be able to pick up something old but cheap at a flea market or a pawn shop if you just want to mess around.
    Or you can get the Vivitars, Lumos' or the YNs. Just anything that lets you control power output!
    Canon EOS 7D

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