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  • Through the myriad of brand names associated with Godox, I just saw another one in a mailing from Amazon: "Fomito Godox". I think one of the reasons I shy away is I am totally unsure what works with what! Neewer, Flashpoint, Godox, Fomito, and I'm s…
    in What flash Comment by dbruno July 25
  • Jay - I know I am not the original poster, but it was great to hear from someone here about the Godox system. That's my next step if I do more head shots/portraits. Dave
    in What flash Comment by dbruno July 24
  • Hi- It depends if you want built-in wireless, The Yongnuo model you list does not have built-in wireless (I have one). Because it's an "EX II" version, you can control the flash functions from the camera menu, and it will also correctly respond to t…
    in What flash Comment by dbruno July 23
  • Not that I have any experience doing this, but at the last wedding where I saw what I thought was an unusual setup (turns out, via this forum, it is not), the photographer had four speedlights set up, one in each corner of an outside venue, 7-8 feet…
  • Chris - This may be an obvious question, but have you tried calibrating the lenses? I'm a Canon shooter, but I'm sure your cameras have this capability (?). Dave
  • Thanks, Jay. I'm perfectly happy with my 6D. I'm doing this part-time, but things have been busier than I've hoped for (3-4 jobs per month so far). Other than little purchases, I'm good right now. I have four lenses (50 mm 1.4, 24-70 mm 2.8, 24-105 …
  • Braveheart - If you could remember approximately how far away you were from the subject/subjects/center of composition, you could feed the info into a DOF calculator. I have some that I laminated and keep in my bag, because I frequently mess up, as …
  • Quin - Why I ask this question is: I deal with lousy ambient lighting often during events I photograph - a mixture of tungsten and colored, dark walls, sunlight blasting in from one side of a room, etc. Lately (depending on the situation), I have be…
  • Quin - when you set your shutter, ISO, and aperture, are you centering your in-camera exposure meter to 0? (That would be on the ambient light, correct?)If you are, then what is your flash doing for you, other than a catchlight? I'm not doubting you…
  • Right, but sometimes you can get an awful color cast if the walls are not white or close to white. That's why I wrote "... depending on the situation". Dave
  • Hey, Lou - I know he is pretty busy, but I am really hoping Neil chimes in on this, and gives some ideas and tips. As I think about it, I guess the majority of my work - Event Photography - is really a "photo-journalistic" style. I would also like …
  • Thank you, everyone. I will be trying all of it this week, my next jobs are Friday and Sunday, so I will have some free time. Dave
  • Trev - If I drag that catalog to the new computer, does it "merge" with what I have in the new LR install, or does it become a separate catalog with a unique name?
  • Not sure how you would bounce outdoors in a situation like this with 100 people. I was in a situation last December, where I was photographing a cocktail hour in a room at the top of the main tank in a large aquarium. The walls and ceiling in this …
  • Michael - I was also interested in what you are interested in. "CanonJay" replied he does use this technique, so for me it wasn't some guy with an odd approach. On this forum, following Neil, direct flash is a no-no. This guy had a Gary Fong Lights…
  • Hi - Many of the night-time dance-floor photos from my daughter's wedding had a firing Speedlite in them. I wouldn't know how or where you would place them to avoid this. I guess you just accept it. Some of them actually look kind of cool, but other…
  • Thanks! I'll give it a shot later ....
  • Jay - I have a section in my agreement where I ask to discuss how the photos will be used. If people are sharing through email, social media, etc., I go for 150 pixels/inch, 1500 pixels long edge, and 100% quality. When I deliver, I include a note t…
    in Outdoor Wedding Comment by dbruno May 5
  • Hi - We got a look at the photos that were available through download. The most important thing is our daughter and new husband loved the photos. These were not advertised as "proofs", and I'm sure if you could order prints, it was more of a "you do…
    in Outdoor Wedding Comment by dbruno May 5
  • rs: I can't answer what the photographer was doing, if he was shooting in manual, or why the flashes were in manual. With no experience ever seeing a setup like this, I only wanted to know if he was a kook. Dave
  • I have a full-time job, and I work 3-4 events a month. I know how much time it takes for me to cull, develop, process, and deliver photos from a 3-4 hour non-wedding event. I deliver in 5 business days. I'm sure this guy was a full-time pro, but I …
  • Thanks, Jay. I will be interested in seeing some of this guy's photos using this method. On a related note, he used another technique which I really didn't care for, what I refer to as "Miami Herald!!". He would walk along the outside edge of the d…
  • Jay - How do you go about using bounce flash in the situation I described - an outdoor wedding, flashes in the corners, and on-camera flash as fill? What do you bounce into if there are no "walls" or "ceilings"?
  • Hi, Jay - Thanks, and it's nice to hear that this wasn't some oddball-way of doing things. Something I will keep in mind if I have to do any sort of event like this. What do you do with the on-camera flash as far as a modifier? In thinking about it…
  • This has little to do with my questions, but I was in error when I wrote my Speedlite didn't have a PC connection - it was the Canon 600D camera I was using. Update - now that I've looked at the 70D manual, I have no idea what he connected his radi…

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