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Rebel Photo
Posts: 11,446
Florence, South Carolina, US


Let's see your best outdoor Portraits utilizing speedlights and explain your set-up if multiple lights are used.
Nov 29 12 08:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,847
Upland, California, US


Here's one... speedlight mounted on a tripod about 30 feet away on the right of the subject... filtered sunlight coming in the tunnel from the left... SHODIRE in the Mt. Baldy blast tunnel... wink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/GaryAbigt/Sho30-1.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,445
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


all my outdoor shots are with cheap speedlights (YNs)

This is one of my favs. Just one bare speedlight camera left.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120710/14/4ffc9b5bb103b_m.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Justin Bonaparte
Posts: 255
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


Here's a recent one, Yongnuo 560 thru umb cam R:
http://www.pbase.com/jfinite/image/147357358/original.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Matt Throop Photography
Posts: 229
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120816/13/502d57b496c10_m.jpg

Main light is camera right. Rim light is camera left behind the model.
Nov 29 12 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Alien LiFe
Posts: 842
San Francisco, California, US


I used several speedlights on this one. 2 inside the softbox, camera right, one each, left & right 45 degree behind her to outline her body & to light her hair. And another flash (with CTO) to give those grasses & some trees some warm color ...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121026/21/508b5e1a52994_m.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
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Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


"Best" is subjective, but this is one of my favourites from a couple of years ago.

SB-900 in a 43" octabox on a boom held above her and to the right a bit by my buddy John standing knee deep in the freezing cold River Lune. smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110805/02/4e3bbc78ad2a3.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Taurus Studios
Posts: 360
BRONX, New York, US


Vivitar 283 bounced into small white umbrella above lens axis.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121023/07/5086acad99a64.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Joseph William
Posts: 2,017
Chicago, Illinois, US


all of my outdoor stuff is with flashes (but mostly also with a ABR) all bare... Wind is an issue for me no matter how many sandbags I use...

this is just a sb800 and a sb900

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120421/07/4f92c44521c83.jpg
Nov 29 12 09:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ryan McNab Photography
Posts: 121
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120911/17/504fd76e8ee59.jpg

SB900 on hypersync no modifiers about 10 feet away aperture fairly wide open.
Nov 29 12 09:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Ezhini
Posts: 1,599
Wichita, Kansas, US


Justin Bonaparte wrote:
Here's a recent one, Yongnuo 560 thru umb cam R:
http://www.pbase.com/jfinite/image/147357358/original.jpg

Well done. I rike it a rot.

Nov 29 12 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,572
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Gridded BD
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/18/4f8cc3cb8905b_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/18/4f8cc429a7312_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/18/4f8cc44b0563c_m.jpg

40" umbrellabox:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/18/4f8cc471f11b4_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/18/4f8cc3d7dd1f5_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120416/18/4f8cc43d516f3_m.jpg

86" PLM
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120617/13/4fde42623e501_m.jpghttp://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120617/13/4fde40f363c6f_m.jpg

I think all of the above were YN460II flashes... might be a Sunpak 622 tossed in there somewhere.
Nov 29 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
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David Gaar
Posts: 843
Burton, Texas, US


Alien Life and Jay, I always find your work to be particularly interesting and inspirational.

A few of my own...

SB800 with 1/2 CTO in Orbis ring flash knock-off.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120916/14/50563ff8a42de.jpg

and,

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120916/11/50561a7496da7.jpg

and:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091213/13/4b256050bb43c.jpg
Nov 29 12 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stephen K Photography
Posts: 144
Sacramento, California, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111107/16/4eb876b67ddc6.jpg

On-camera flash bounced up n down
Nov 29 12 12:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GCobb Photography
Posts: 15,894
Southaven, Mississippi, US


Vivitar 283 to my right just a bit along with ambient lighting as the kicker.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100926/22/4ca0291ee0014_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/10 … 0014_m.jpg
Nov 29 12 01:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John David Studio
Posts: 1,724
Fort Myers, Florida, US


Canon 580 EX II Camera Right Bare Head
Canon 430 EX II Camera Left Bare Head
Trigger STE-2

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100901/19/4c7f0b17588dd.jpg
Nov 29 12 01:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DennisRoliffPhotography
Posts: 1,928
Akron, Ohio, US


http://dennisroliff.com/samples/web/katiel_0572.jpg
Nov 29 12 03:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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ArtistryImage
Posts: 2,751
Washington, District of Columbia, US


recent capture... Nikon i-TTL balanced fill-flash

http://www.restonstudio.com/images/Kelsey/Kelsey_8766_01_web.jpg
Nov 29 12 03:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Solas
Posts: 9,486
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110719/12/4e25e1d138b25_m.jpg

one speedlight, kleenex modifier
Nov 29 12 04:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,546
Wilmington, Delaware, US


This was shot with a Canon Rebel 300D. I had a Sunpak 383 Super mounted on a Strboframe.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2218/2270038371_19d6763394_b.jpg
Nov 29 12 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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- BP Photo -
Posts: 219
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Nov 29 12 05:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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ArtistryImage
Posts: 2,751
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Tim Little Photography wrote:
This was shot with a Canon Rebel 300D. I had a Sunpak 383 Super mounted on a Strboframe.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/070521/23/46526525e1e75_m.jpg

truly elegant gown, stunning silhouette, cut and finish... totally love the color harmonies here...

Nov 29 12 05:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Narme Fotografia
Posts: 149
Richmond, Virginia, US


Here is one with a Vivitar 285 on a boom arm, bouncing off a white reflector.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120522/19/4fbc4a65e3f8a_m.jpg
Nov 29 12 05:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,646
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Canon 430 EX

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120301/18/4f502a20c17fe.jpg
Nov 29 12 06:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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PhotographybyT
Posts: 7,638
Monterey, California, US


Single speed light with shoot through umbrella, camera right, about 8 ft. from model.

http://m9.i.pbase.com/o2/79/804579/1/144058609.duNkOkK2.P2142528b.jpg

Single speed light with shoot through umbrella, camera right with umbrella about 7 feet up pointing downward with stand maybe 3 ft. from model. She was laying on a log about 3 ft. off the ground and I was standing on the log as well.

http://m5.i.pbase.com/o4/79/804579/1/122441155.vZNqwazq.P2201944b.jpg

Single speedlight - no modifier, camera left. Model was on a lower part of slight graded trail which made the light source seem higher. I had to practically sit down to get the shot at this angle.

http://m6.i.pbase.com/o2/79/804579/1/144990866.TQKpQPUq.P7037199.jpg
Nov 29 12 06:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Flex Photography
Posts: 5,201
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


1 SB-800 - assisted by sun that had set for back lighting

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080902/23/48be0870389cb.jpg

1 SB-800

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/091003/21/4ac826623d19e.jpg
Nov 29 12 07:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PhotoPower
Posts: 1,365
Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada


Location shooting with speedlights is the most exciting photography. It's the most exciting to shoot, and the results are the most exciting also. You cannot bring big lights to a shoot with a llama at the ocean unless Sports Illustrated is footing the bill! Master the speedlight!!
Nov 29 12 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photoarray
Posts: 235
Crown Point, Indiana, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110710/20/4e1a735e178ba_m.jpg

Canon 580ex II with umbrella to the back of the car.
Canon 580ex II with softbox lighting up model on left.
Radiopopper triggers.
Nov 29 12 07:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fine Art Exposures
Posts: 31
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30377487

One 580 EXii shooting through a EzyBox 8 feet away in the boat.

Setting sun, background light.

Cheers
Ben
Nov 29 12 07:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Azimuth Arts
Posts: 1,489
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Single speedlight at about 30 degrees right of camera, not sure how far out, maybe about 12 feet.  I think this was only the second shoot I did with an off camera speedlight (had an MUA/assistant that day)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121024/15/50886ae1a72b2.jpg
Nov 29 12 07:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,187
New York, New York, US


One speedlight.on camera... 91]http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120805/11/501ebc849c7ff_m.jpg[/url]
Nov 29 12 07:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
T A R I K
Posts: 1,238
BRONX, New York, US


Sb800 about 5 feet from subject. Ambient light over cast sky with ISO 200 Shutter about 60 sec, f 8 and the flash set on manual kicking out f 4-5.6


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090628/12/4a47c8fb34007.jpg
Nov 29 12 08:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art Silva
Posts: 9,373
Santa Barbara, California, US


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8111639766_cd582fde9e.jpg
Not my best but most quickly available I could link to at the moment...

Straight speed light on a tripod, nothing altered in post.
Nov 29 12 08:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,106
Alexandria, Virginia, US


SB800 on a boomerang bracket as main, balanced with daylight

sun as hair / rim light

daylight / environmental character preserved

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120414/19/4f8a3825141fa.jpg
Nov 29 12 08:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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bmiSTUDIO
Posts: 1,733
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Basketball portrait for a fitness magazine editorial. One speedlite on a stand with umbrella, positioned to mimic the sun's angle.

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo251/bmimages/45-1.jpg
Nov 29 12 08:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,546
Wilmington, Delaware, US


ArtistryImage wrote:

truly elegant gown, stunning silhouette, cut and finish... totally love the color harmonies here...

Thank you Thomas! That is very nice of you to say!

Nov 29 12 09:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Image Works Photography
Posts: 2,890
Orlando, Florida, US


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8065/8229499988_71c7bcc002_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8232083502_0ac01128e8_n.jpg
Nov 29 12 11:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matt Duke
Posts: 121
Cypress, California, US


Off camera speedlight and shoot through umbrella.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120922/00/505d6e61d86b6_m.jpg
Nov 29 12 11:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Coogan Photo
Posts: 820
Phoenix, Arizona, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110910/20/4e6c2678057f5_m.jpg
2 SB-800s on TT5 Pocket Wizards
6x6 white Scrim Jim camera right (left of subject)
This shot was done in the rain.


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110617/03/4dfb3181a69ab_m.jpg
4 speedlights in a medium Chimera (camera left)
4 speedlights in a medium Chimera (as edge light)
4 stop ND on lens

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110617/02/4dfb1e601e056_m.jpg
4 speedlights in a medium Chimera,
4 stop ND on lens


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110617/02/4dfb1ebbe7593_m.jpg
4 speedlights in a medium Chimera
4 stop ND on lens


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110617/02/4dfb20ab0fc84_m.jpg
Nikon CLS


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080914/12/48cd3d07a8dcc_m.jpg
4 speedlights in a medium Chimera

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080804/22/4897b6f25643f_m.jpg
4 speedlights (if I recall)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080331/07/47f0cea6326f2_m.jpg
2 speedlights in a medium Chimera for main light
1 speedlight in the back to create shadows towards the lens

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080319/06/47e0ef3e4f507_m.jpg
2 speedlights in a medium Chimera for main light
4-6 speedlights in the shot to create multiple highlights and hairlight
Nov 30 12 12:26 am  Link  Quote 
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Jamez
Posts: 241
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100406/15/4bbbb28210c10_m.jpg

All shot with 2 speed lights in manual bounced off umbrellas, hand held by assistants. The flare's are speedlights.
Nov 30 12 05:43 am  Link  Quote 
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