Strobist "Cooler Mini Studio" shots

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by chemisti, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. chemisti

    chemisti

    208
    May 24, 2007
    McKinney, TX
    Yes, yes, yes - I know there are some WB issues.

    But I had fun using a single SB-24, Cheap EBay RF trigger and my D50 to take some images of some Motorola Razr phones my wife and I just got:
    Images:
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    Setup:

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    Whole idea was inspired by this original Strobist Blog entry:
    http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html
    Scroll down until you find the April 27 entry...

    By the way: We are NOT very impressed with the Battery life on these fancy Razr phones - my wife and I may very well return them. My old Samsung simple phone would go for 3 days on a single charge which had dropped to less than a full day over ~2 1/2 years - which is why I wanted to get a new phone. This brand-new phone is barely better than my old one!

    D50 ROCKS!
     
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  2. Thanks for sharing your images and your setup. It would be a simple matter to fix your WB issue. Go to levels and pick up the white eyedropper and click on the most blue background spot you can find (shadow of the phone). It immediately fixes the problem. To touch it up go to Brightness/Contrast and adjust the contrast to the + side and then tweak the brightness.
     
  3. Which wireless trigger did you get (from which eBay seller)?
     
  4. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    650
    Nov 7, 2005
    Thailand
    Three "E"s for ya mate!

    Elegant, effective and easy! Great job!!!
     
  5. chemisti

    chemisti

    208
    May 24, 2007
    McKinney, TX
    I bought the 4-channel remotes from a vendor called "magic trigger":
    http://myworld.ebay.com/magic_trigger/
    Model RU-604.

    If doing again, I would recommend the 16 channel (RU616) variety - supposedly has two advantages:
    1. Longer range
    2. You can play with more channels to find best performance.

    ONE MORE IMPORTANT NOTE:
    I also did this antenna mod:
    http://www.instructables.com/id/E7RT4SQSM6EYSYUPDD/
    which greatly increased distance, reliability, and sync speed.
    Highly recommended.
     
  6. just wondered, did you try shooting "THRU" the rubbermaid ? I like the glow it creates....
     
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