D2h + SB800 portrait setup (photos)

Started Jan 27, 2006 | Discussions
Raul Veteran Member • Posts: 8,439
Myalhi

I find that 'hoto simply great! Movement expression all of it. What I tried to do was darken background and leave it like that because the complete seen looks gooood for me.

Your photos come a little light because they are not in srgb

With very kind regards

Raul

myalhi wrote:

Raul wrote:

If you allow me, how does this look to you?

With very kind regards

Raul

I think you have adjusted the levels as to set the background to
pure black, which actually is black (seen a little purple, since I
do not have the hot-mirror filter) but I think this made the hair
and skin too red. I appreciate and thank you for your attempt
though.

Best regards,

Mehmet
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DEJ Senior Member • Posts: 1,501
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myalhi wrote:

Hi Darrell,

Thanks a lot for the nice compliments. To fire SB800, I use
Multiblitz IR remote trigger which you can find at Adorama. Here is
what it looks like...

As a background I used Botero Collapsible Reversible Background -
5x7' - Black/White which you can find at B&H
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home? > Cheers

Mehmet
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Joachim Gerstl
Joachim Gerstl Veteran Member • Posts: 8,101
Thank you very very much!

Hi,

Recently I considered a studio flash setup but I simple don´t like the idea of two or three flashes, softboxes and umbrellas.

Your setup is just wonderful: Simple and it works great.

I played with my SB800 as well but used the built in flash of my D200 to trigger it. I will get such a Ir-device instead as the built in flash makes my model ( wife ) to close her eyes.

Your post was extremely helpful for me.

Thank you very much again.

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maljo@inreach.com Veteran Member • Posts: 7,705
Very nice!

Thanks,
maljo

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OP myalhi Senior Member • Posts: 1,342
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psideburns Contributing Member • Posts: 847
Re: To psideburns...

Nice- same mouse as me. Does it control ittl functions as SU-800 would? As a master? -p

Akastos Agrapolous Mughalipelies Regular Member • Posts: 322
Re: D2h + SB800 portrait setup (photos)

Can you tell me how you triggered the SB-800 off the camera and also what settings you used on the SB-800?

Thanks!

P.S. Great pictures and the kids are really cute!

greg mclemore Contributing Member • Posts: 800
Re: D2h + SB800 portrait setup (photos)

Beautiful work.

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JimG30303 Forum Member • Posts: 50
Eye "Catchlights" with this setup?

Could you comment on whether this setup gives you (or doesn't give you) catchlights in the eyes? If it doesn't , could you use the built-in flash on the D200 to give some catchlights - and fire the external SB-800 that shoots through the umbrella?

Thanks.

OP myalhi Senior Member • Posts: 1,342
Re: To psideburns...

No more iTTL when using Multiblitz. You are on your own.
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OP myalhi Senior Member • Posts: 1,342
To Akastos Agrapolous Mughalipelies...

Akastos Agrapolous Mughalipelies wrote:

Can you tell me how you triggered the SB-800 off the camera and
also what settings you used on the SB-800?

Thanks!

P.S. Great pictures and the kids are really cute!

I use Multiblitz IR trigger. You can find it at Adorama. Here is what it looks like. It is very easy to use with SB800. You just have to set it to SU-4(slave) mode and adjust the output level to your need (the more output, the higher aperture value, as you already know)

Cheers

Mehmet
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OP myalhi Senior Member • Posts: 1,342
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Re: Eye "Catchlights" with this setup?

JimG30303 wrote:

Could you comment on whether this setup gives you (or doesn't give
you) catchlights in the eyes? If it doesn't , could you use the
built-in flash on the D200 to give some catchlights - and fire the
external SB-800 that shoots through the umbrella?

Thanks.

I'm not sure what you mean by catchlight but you can fire the SB800 with the built-in flash of D200 or any other flash as well.
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Woody02 Contributing Member • Posts: 624
is that the 45 in umbrella ?
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You inspired me to get this setup. Just ordered all. wondering about the size of umbrela. I looked at the site for the background, bunch of options there. I have all the studio options and it takes me some time to set it all up. This is a awsome quick set up...

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cloudbuster Regular Member • Posts: 456
Re: D2h + SB800 portrait setup (photos)

In the first two pics I notice WB is 5300k and in the 3rd it is 5600k. How did you set your white balance for these great images. Also is your umbrella approx 48" and does your flash have the diffuser on?

I'll hopefully have a play around shooting through over the next few days. Thankyou for showing the set up.

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JimG30303 Forum Member • Posts: 50
Catchlights explained

I'm referring to the spot of white often in the middle of the pupil - that gives life to the eyes. Your middle picture only has a hint of this - and it's probably because there was no direct flash right in front of the child. My own preference (recognizing others may differ) is to see a speck of white in the middle of the eye - and your lighting set-up looks like it could give me that onyl if I use an on camera flash in addition to the umbrella on the side.

Tom Weber2 Senior Member • Posts: 2,372
My experience with catchlights

JimG30303 wrote:

I'm referring to the spot of white often in the middle of the pupil

  • that gives life to the eyes. Your middle picture only has a hint

of this - and it's probably because there was no direct flash right
in front of the child. My own preference (recognizing others may
differ) is to see a speck of white in the middle of the eye - and
your lighting set-up looks like it could give me that onyl if I use
an on camera flash in addition to the umbrella on the side.

Jim,

I use a similar setup, except I use two umbrellas on stands and a 3rd SB800 on my D2X. You'll most certainly get catchlights. I suspect you don't see them in these shots because Mehmet has the umbrella so far from the light. I generally have the light much closer to the umbrella so the light coming through is perhaps more focused.

If you'd like to see examples with my setup look at portraits on my website, by clicking on online orders. Alysse's senior portraits show the catchlights.

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OP myalhi Senior Member • Posts: 1,342
Re: is that the 45 in umbrella ?

Yes, it is 45"
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To cloudbuster...

cloudbuster wrote:

In the first two pics I notice WB is 5300k and in the 3rd it is
5600k. How did you set your white balance for these great images.
Also is your umbrella approx 48" and does your flash have the
diffuser on?

I'll hopefully have a play around shooting through over the next
few days. Thankyou for showing the set up.

Well, I always set WB manually and generally prefer 5300K for flash or daylight photography. However, the third image has a lot of blue color in it so in order to warm up that blue a little, I chose 5600K at that time. It really does not make a big difference but I guess I'm too picky about it.

Size of the umbrella is 45" and yes I used the dome on to get more diffused light and soft shadows.
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