Lighting O/T

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CollBaxter
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Lighting O/T

There have been a few questions about flash lightning etc lately. I found this yesterday and it was an enjoyable and enlightening watch. ( Nearly 2 hrs. )  but worthwhile.

Technical and basics covered for off camera lighting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5v7ejTAIlA

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Pete_CSCS Veteran Member • Posts: 3,584
Thanks Collin

I'll save the link and watch this when I am able.  Flash is certainly an area that I don't know enough about but would like to learn more.

Come to this about it, is there an area that I already know enough about on anything?  Probably not!

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Jim Salvas
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Re: Lighting O/T

I don't think lighting should ever be O/T in a forum dedicated to the art and science of writing with light (i.e., photography).

Here is a link to Virtual Lighting Studio, a handy interactive tool for people to who want to start working with off-camera lighting.

http://www.zvork.fr/vls/

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RoelHendrickx
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Re: Lighting O/T

Jim Salvas wrote:

I don't think lighting should ever be O/T in a forum dedicated to the art and science of writing with light (i.e., photography).

Here is a link to Virtual Lighting Studio, a handy interactive tool for people to who want to start working with off-camera lighting.

http://www.zvork.fr/vls/

Now that's really fun to play around with.

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mariomirabile
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Re: Lighting O/T

Thanks Collin. Now it's just a matter of finding 2 hours.

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DonSC Senior Member • Posts: 1,032
Nice video

Only about half way through but informative video. Thanks for posting. I knew this stuff at one time but, since I don't shoot the type of subject matter that lends itself to creative lighting, I had forgotten most of it. Lots of "Oh yeah" moments!

Fun.

searun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,495
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Thanks for posting. Like the others I will get to it when I can sit for 2 hours.:-)

I am always interested in anyone using Olympus gear for birds. Are you doing this much? Better beamer set up? Fleabag did this and had some good tips. EB, AKA English Bob after getting tossed here some years ago,  put together an incredible tutorial on use of flash, but indoor oriented and not really too useful for what we do. If you are doing this, especially at distance, I'd love to hear about it.

Rob

CollBaxter
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Re: Lighting O/T

I have done some stuff with the Gary Fong. Strange that you should mention it a few days ago I was playing around with some flashes in the garden using remotes. I am going to try some stuff over the next few weeks. The problem at the moment is with the heat its difficult to get the birds out the trees. 

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searun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,495
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Thanks. You know, we Olympus shooters have to fend for ourselves. At least it seems that way to me. The Canikon guys have it all baked and ready to eat, plenty of books, tutorials etc. There are some tricks to know indoors, of course. If I screw up indoors it is all my fault. Outdoors, I don't have a clue.

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searun wrote:

Thanks. You know, we Olympus shooters have to fend for ourselves. At least it seems that way to me. The Canikon guys have it all baked and ready to eat, plenty of books, tutorials etc. There are some tricks to know indoors, of course. If I screw up indoors it is all my fault. Outdoors, I don't have a clue.

Yep the Canikon guys have all the toys available. As to out door lighting if one looks at whats available for Nikon as to remotes and controllers and stuff it's scarey. We just get the fire or don't fire stuff.

I have set up some remote lighting before to give  some fill light . Then a ibis took a liking to it and knocked the stand over and  the sparrows  pooed on it. Next time I think I will put it in camo housing. The other problem is the other shooters (If there are any around)  get a bit peeved

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