A test shot I did while setting up my lights for a client shoot.

Strobist: SB-26 into Silver Umbrella camera right @ 1/2 power, SB-600 camera left zoomed in at 1/32nd power, Vivitar 285HV onto background @ 1/4 (I think).

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th June 2008, This photo: 4:35pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    Very nice lighting.
    Intense, serious pose.
  • David de Groot said:
    I ended up changing the lighting a bit for the client shoot, but it was a good starting point. :)
    I'd have used Kara as a model, but she was doing homework or something.
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Wow Dave you're getting really really good with flash! I really like the lighing in this!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic :) Still takes a bit of setup to get it right, but I'm getting there.
  • Rob Ferris || CARJO Photography said:
    Wow... he looks so much older.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah it's the pose - or maybe he's doing that growing thing ;-)
  • izZM<--Friends call me izZZ<-- said:
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  • qwyjibo said:
    Really engaging - wonderful.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, 'twas just a quick test shot, but it turned out quite ok.
  • looby88 said:
    not being flippant or anything here, you have improved sooo much recently, I'm not a fan of portrait photos and the model type stuff but if you lived in the UK I'd get you to photograph my daughters wedding
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey thanks Helen :)
    You know, it's only a couple of grand for plane tickets... probably cost you less than the stress of doing it yourself ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    Lol !! I think stress is probably right, its not like either of us are super talented, more happy snappers !! I shall be flying around like a blue arsed fly and still trying to do a reasonable impersonation of the mother of the bride !! Still we shall get a nice new carbon tripod out of it, even though we are paying for that ourselves !
  • David de Groot said:
    I wouldn't have thought there'd be a huge call for tripods at a wedding unless you plan to be in the photo too - hmmm, Mother of the Bride, ah yes. :)
  • looby88 said:
    Well yes, either we get some numpty to press the shutter button, and risk them doing it wrong or we set up on tripods and run like mad within the 10 sec delay !! Its easy enough to use an infra red remote on the 20D but its a bit more complicated for the 40D, its a case of getting a 3rd party one. It doesnt actually have an infra red bit on it. Am I making much sense here !!
    I still have to find on, which probably means an e-bay shop, which I am not overly keen on
  • David de Groot said:
    Perfect sense - it just didn't occur to me straight away about the tripod as I tend to try to avoid being on the wrong side of the camera. ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    Lol !!! you and me both my friend !!
  • David de Groot said:
    However, you're not going to be able to avoid it at the weddings :P
    Hmmm, come to think of it, when I shoot my Brother's wedding, neither am I....
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! thats a good one !!! At least I get both my kids weddings over within 5 weeks of one another, you still have those joys to come- 3 children, perhaps you will be past caring by then !!
    I've got to have my legs on for the weddings too, me and skirts do not happily co-exist, still I seem to remember that at weddings you and "skirts " go happily together......
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  • looby88 said:
    heh heh heh : D