Sunday, February 13, 2011
On our way home FIL decided he had to go to home depot. Lucky me! I abandoned the family to look for light modifiers. Flourescent light banks and covers caught my eye (but i didn't buy any ... yet). I was looking for cheap, fun reflectors. I ended up in the roofing section looking at flashing. Bought a small, square piece of flashing that i could play around with. I also bought a flashing ring that i thought might come in handy for a DIY ring flash or DIY beauty dish.
This shot is the first with a small piece of flashing directly behind and above me at about 45 degrees reflecting a sb-600.
PhotoFrustation #7: My D80 does not support a 1/200 sec sync speed when i connect them to my strobes. The max sync speed is 1/60 sec. That blows, but there is a workaround thankfully. The only way the D80 supports the higher sync speed is when it is used with a CLS approved flash, which i have: an sb-600. All my studio strobes have a built in slave. So when i fire the sb-600 all the strobes fire. So either i have to include the sb-600 in the lighting scenario, or i have to just fire it in such a way that it doesn't interfere with the shot, but will fire the strobes. I hate workarounds like that.