This is such a beautiful photo, the team of the Children and Infants/studio posed portraits has picked this photo to be amongst other beautiful photo's in our feature for the week. I'd like to add a little something special to our feature, would you be so kind to tell us a little about this photo? I plan on getting this feature up in 3-6 hours, if you do not get this message before then, I'll just write something nice about the photo. Thank you for your time and for posting such a beautiful photo.
Ps. I know we have already discussed this before.. but let's here a short story in your words about this particular photo.
But I do have to say, the only thing that bothers me in this shot is the graininess in the sky.. but at the same time, you can't go without the sky because it needs to be there or it would not have the same powerful impact. I also get that it's night and it's very hard to get a shot of the sky without some grain.
Well whatever you had to do, it worked out and the photo is stunning. I don't think very many people would actually notice that, I'm weird that way.. notice everything about a photo. At least if it's a photo that I am in love with, I take the time to examine every detail.
This has to be my all time favorite shot out of the ones that you have just uploaded, the dress obviously takes your attention right in but then you see the way the lighting hits her.. it's so perfect and the lighting in the doors match the color of the dress.. it all comes together so beautifully. WELL DONE
Thanks! Believe it or not I used just one light for this (my old Alien Bees ABR800 ring flash on a light stand). The reason the lights match the dress is because the color temp of the lights they used were closer to 3200K than my flash (which is 5600K). They may even have been sodium vapor lamps to be honest...
Well then it worked in your favor and I'd believe that, I just got an attachable flash for my Nikon D3000, had to have it cause I had a wedding shoot and it was being done in doors, in the absolute worst conditions.. But besides the point, that baby can give off a shit load of light and I'm sure it's not nearly as fancy as yours. Mines a sunpak digflash 3000.
I actually don't have that ring flash anymore. I ended up selling all my Alien Bees lights and buying Hensel equipment. That ABR800 was only 320ws. My Hensel ringflash can go up to 1200ws (almost 4x more powerful). In some ways it's better, in others though, not so much. In a way I wish I never sold my Alien Bees lights. Sometimes my Hensel lights are just too powerful so I have to use neutral density filters on them to compensate.
On occasion I'll use my Canon speedlites, but I don't really care for them.
Yeah this is my first time using something other then what the camera provides, I have to say, it can be a life savor but I do know what you mean by to powerful, mine will completely white out the whole picture and I don't have filters. Also have no idea what ws mine is.. I might have thrown away the instructions.. Which I read like 500 times. lmao.. (total newbie with flashes)