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    Tonights best

    This time i used the same setup, only 3 halogen lights.(850 watts total reflecting off 2 white poster boards) 500 watts on the left, and 350 watts on the right, with flash camera mounted and set for 1/8 power shooting through a mesh screen to dampen it. Shot was from 5 feet away---iso 1250---f/4.5(only because i needed shutter speed)---1/800s

    Getting closer to what i want. If i can get 1/1250s and f/8, i'll have about what i'm after.


    Tonights best

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    Re: Tonights best

    Hi Steve,

    I think a slightly higher shutter speed would be beneficial (as you mention). Because the scene is purely reflective, I'd have no hesitation in going to ISO 1600; in theory you'll have LESS noise than ISO 1250 anyway (because of the way most cameras under-expose odd-ISO increments and then digitally adjust the exposure (which actually digitally adjusts both exposure and noise), and it'll help your shutterspeed.

    If nothing else, it's worth trying.

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    Re: Tonights best

    Thanks for the feedback colin, i'll give it a try. I think if i shoot in the late morning again, i might get there. I also like the lighter background better. If i buy any more lights, i'll have to put up a power grid in the back yard ,to supply the power.

    A fun challenge though. If i can get this part down, next year i want to set up a few props for them to drink out of.

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