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Mixing Strobes and Daylight
Old 09-25-2005, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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From time to time there have been a number of questions on mixing strobes with daylight. I was just out in South Padre a week ago and captured some good candids to illustrate the process.

Here's the set up we used:



It's a Dynalite Uni 400jr with a Jackrabbit battery hung using a Bogen Superclamp on a piece of electrical conduit.

This is Jerry Brown using the unit to shoot Amanda:



And here's the result with my camera:



The unit is VERY handy - it also serves as a closet for the model!



Here's a with and without. We were setting up on top of a hill and I snapped this one without the strobe:


And this one a couple of minutes later with the strobe:


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Old 09-25-2005, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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bob -- you gotta try setting your WB to tungsten and slapping a CTB gel on your strobe...


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Re: Mixing Strobes and Daylight
Old 09-25-2005, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cool post thanks for the ideas. my next adventure is just this, shooting with a strobe and using my shutter speed to hopefully dim the ambient light a bit.
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Re: Mixing Strobes and Daylight
Old 09-26-2005, 01:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice post !

I always wondered how to mix daylight with strobes.

Can u tell us how to measure the light ?
What strength are the strobes set ?

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Re: Mixing Strobes and Daylight
Old 09-26-2005, 08:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You're welcome. I measure the reflected ambient light on the ambient meter setting, then figure out where I'm going to put the model and shoot an incident reading of the flash. You do a little math to figure out where the two come together. Most DSLR's synch at 125 or 250 with external strobes. That's your upper limit of shutter speed. In this case, it was 125@f8.

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I noticed you used a gel on your strobe.

Which one was it?

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bastard amber - what else??? Unless your Sean and want to do that funky fashion stuff with the CTB gel....
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I don't understand. You've got all that beautiful soft pre-dusk light in the first shot...why overpower it with an unmodified strobe? Kudos for you ingenuity in getting the light to the beach, but the effect doesn't seem particularly flattering.

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