John Deerfield

John Deerfield

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Joined on May 7, 2010

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  • Replied in Side face
    Another example, only this was shot with flash as the light source.
  • Replied in Side face
    The problem with the shot is that there isn't any reason to post it? If you are asking for a critique then you should know that the first thing any professional is going to say is that the flat ...
  • The question you need to answer is how you want to trigger your flashes AND whether you want any control at the camera position. IR signals are common on shoe mount flashes. This often makes them ...
  • Quite impossible to answer. Your idea of "not overly complex" and my idea could be two very different things. In general, you have a smart phone camera: press the button to take the picture. As ...
  • Here's the thing, if you are looking for lighting strictly for controlled situations, you don't need TTL and that saves you a small fortune. Consider a top tier she mount flash can go for $500 or ...
  • I have no clue as to what that means? The first shot is TTL and then you switch the flashes to manual? Then there was absolutely no reason to shoot TTL??? How does shooting a test shot in TTL ...
  • Of course it matters. That is simply physics. A tripod by nature is designed to have all of the weight centered above the legs, not off to one side. The question is whether it matters to you. And ...
  • None of that changes my advice. Well, how soft do you want the light? The softness of a light is dependent upon the size of the light source. Of course what we don't know is what the daylight is ...
  • I don't see how it saves time by introducing TTL into the equation? The problem with TTL is that you get no consistency. For portraits where you want to control the lighting (and subsequently the ...
  • I suppose there are two possible scenarios: 1) this is a shoot just for fun. If this is the case, then shoot it and have fun. Learn what is working and what isn't working for you. And what you need ...
  • Well, what are you trying to video? Is this for personal use or do you intend to charge? And a very big question: how long will your video clips be? There is an enormous difference between filming ...
  • You would need to enlarge the full frame print, not the cropped sensor print in this scenario. As you pointed out, if the distance to subject is the same and the focal length is the same, the ...
  • No. Look at either of the two images in the thread (Guidenet's is one and there is at least one other). You can have a full frame image. This image has "X" depth-of-field. The only thing a crop ...
  • Rent or buy, it's up to you: https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/nikon/lenses/telephoto/nikon-70-200mm-f2.8g-af-s-vr-ii
  • The light tent isn't doing you any favors in this case. And I agree with using a silver reflector. Imagine you have a very small white reflector, smaller than a toaster. And you use this reflector ...
  • For starters, these are two very different cameras? So I don't know why this particular comparison. Next, we would need to know what it is about your current camera that is holding you back? Most ...
  • First, that is not the flash I would recommend using in situations such as this. Using an i-TTL flash would have been much easier. As it is, some shots are over exposed and others under. One of ...
  • Replied in About Light
    Of course. The only thing any camera does is record light. Extremely incomplete. Of course. YOUR CAMERA ONLY RECORDS LIGHT. I don't know how else to say that. No. Take a picture of a stop sign in ...
  • Well, I haven't heard that macro lenses aren't good for portraits. However, macro lenses tend to focus slower (AF) than their non-macro counterparts. And, macro lenses tend to be very sharp ...
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