Hopscotch 2: The paddling pool

Discussion in 'Technical threads' started by Ade, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. After my Doh! moment last week it was sunny again yesterday. So out came the lights again and this time I used the Fuji X20. At f/4, 1/1000th sec, ISO 100 I was a stop or two below the ambient lighting. This time I also used 2 SB600s behind the umbrella, both at full power.

    One thing I learned - umbrellas are great at protecting photo kit from splashing water! Not a big surprise I suppose but better than some other modifiers would be.

    So this time I got the lighting effect I was going for...

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    This is straight out of camera jpeg, just downsized for the web.

    A possible alternative would be to buy a bigger light and shoot something like f/11, 1/125th sec, ISO 100. This would have balanced the ambient but would need 3 more stops of lighting and would have made the water look very different as well.

    I totally agree with the view that you can take good images with any camera - it is afterall the photographer that chooses how and what to shoot. In this case though, the equipment was important - I simply couldn't have taken this shot with any other of my cameras.
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