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Dress Rehearsal Shoot without the Lighting Engineer

Discussion in 'Color' started by Covey22, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    ...equals a near disaster. The "lighting" was entirely safety overhead flourescents - yikes. 180@f2.8 ISO12800 was showing serious underexposure.

    Fortunately, I had the EF-42 flash in my side pocket exactly for moments like this. What should have been only a mildly challenging evening at ambient high ISO became a battery swap marathon. I must have really been thinking ahead as I found my bottom compartment chock full of loose but fresh AAs. The XT-10 and the EF held up pretty well, but that was an additional complication I could have done without. Now I've got to go through the culls and find all the Red Eyes...




    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
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  2. Ya, tough lighting situation but you "powered" through
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  3. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    That is one of the worst lighting situations to deal with. Nice job.
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  4. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Oh my! Glad you had the flash and batteries!
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Oh dear god, yes. 90% sure I'd wind up making an "artistic call" and going b&w there. -wink-
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  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    These are really good . Years ago when my youngest daughter was in Dance competition there was no flash allowed and my keeper rate was around 10-20% even with the then very good D300. When I was able to afford the D700 it was a lot better. I certainly learned to use spot metering. Great job here.

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