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  • Scott - I shoot Canon, and sometimes don't have enough juice in ETTL even with +3. Don't be afraid to try manual flash, but you will be on the adjustment wheel a lot, especially if you are an Event Photographer, and things are fast moving. Trev mad…
  • Thanks, Trev!! It will be a great read while the weather is as cold as ever here in Boston. Dave
  • Trev - have you ever tried to update the path? I had a feeling it (the path to the catalog) would be the problem, as the catalog brain has to find the associated photo. Dave
  • Hey, Trev - Happy New Year! Haven't seen anything from you in a bit, and I hope all is well. I shoot Canon, so I don't have that feature. Also, I forgot about the meter measuring the "pre-flash", thanks for reminding me. I have tried in the past t…
  • Hi - Bringing this one up again. I am purchasing a big external hard drive where I can store all my RAW photos. I have them on two different computers. Each installation of LR has a catalog. If I blindly move all my raw photos to this new hard driv…
  • Here is a "freebie" I found from Mike Kelly, in case anyone is interested (his "course" is $299) https://fstoppers.com/strobe-light/bts-anatomy-luxury-interior-shot-3127
  • Thanks, amendina. Hopefully I can pick up a couple of things. I am looking for more of, I guess, a tutorial that doesn't rely so heavily on post processing. I would to see lighting techniques and setups that lean more towards getting the shot more i…
  • Nice, Jay, thanks! Sounds like you maybe have done this before? If this happens again, I would imagine it would be "in-the-situation", and not bringing individual pieces of furniture to a setup/studio. Lots of good tips, and thanks again. Dave
  • I figured a good one to show is an example of the ambient light I was dealing with.
  • Would have been good to get all the teams. I thought I had a good spot with the Bruins game on in the background for a little back lighting
  • Hey, Jay - I did email the client. I took your suggestion for the first part, told her "I guess they were just having too much fun to come over". The second part was more "I was looking to capture most if not all the people bowling", and disappoint…
  • Thanks, Jay. These folks were coming from a cocktail hour from 11-12, and then had lunch with cocktails from 12-2. My contact could barely get them into the dining room when lunch was being served. As they entered the alley and started bowling, for …
  • Hi - Before I describe the day, which you can choose to read or not, I have a question: if you are disappointed in a group of photos for a regular client, do you tell them and explain why you are disappointed? This regular (my 5th event with them …
  • Hi, Hkula - I have an old Minolta I picked up on EBay. Admittedly, I don't have a lot of studio work, so I didn't feel the need to spend a lot on it. It works just fine for me, gets me pretty close. I think it is probably old enough to be from the …
  • Thanks, Jay. I *think* the reflector comes with it. I'm looking to get a larger, rounder-shaped softbox for headshots, and I know the bare bulb will fill it out better than a Speedlite. But for small group posed shots, I tend to work with an umbrell…
  • Hi, Jay - Happy Thanksgiving. I purchased an eVolv200 today, which was in a kit. I thought it was a good deal. Now my questions are about modifiers for bare bulb, and excuse me if the first one is simplistic: can you use a reflective umbrella with…
  • Neil. I meant in a modifier   Jay  how does the power of the evolve compare to a speed light? I thought I saw x3?  Do you have any experience with the Streaklight or know anyone who has one?
  • Nice photo. So, your method is "higher the better" is seems, as the shadows are nowhere to be seen? Thanks - Dave
  • Thanks, Neil. I think I saw this once before, but there is a link to another video I'm going to look at as well. Dave
  • Thanks, Trev. The whole rig is 300 US$, but I can get the fabric for 50 US$. If I was doing studio shots all day it would be well worth it, but for the limited number of head shot jobs I get, it's not worth laying out all that. I would rather but a …
  • Thanks for both, Jay, I appreciate it. How high do you have your main light? For this last 2-day session, each employee got three looks - straight on, head turned to left, head turned to right. The only thing that changed was when it was "broad lig…
  • Jay - from way back when .... 1. Umbrella off to the side to light the background. 2. Main light....Large soft box 24 x 36 is good.  (Key right)3. Fill light behind you and over camera (umbrella)  (roughly) ,4.  hair light on boom or kicker. I li…
  • So, some of the reasons I would want to learn PS: reflections in glasses, "hot spots" on a person's face. I'm sure you can't just jump right in, but what does it take for things like this? Dave
  • Any comments and suggestions are most welcome.
  • I've been going thru the 90 from the past few days. This is an example that I like. LR: Exposure +0.5, blacks +20, shadows +20, clarity 0, vibrance +30, saturation 0. Canon 6D, 1/125, F8, ISO 200. My Yongnuo triggers don't work at the max shutter sp…

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