Mista Skee

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Was just about to put one of my keeper shots up until I realised that the pic I promised of my bro & Sis, was still pending. I chose this one, mainly because of the skyline behind them.

I have 2 left handed brothers and two right handed sistas, the one's shown above are born on the same day but five years apart, infact on 24th of this month to be more precise.

ABOUT 2DAYS PIC

Technical aspects: Put subjects in shade, expose the sky properly, then under exposure by a f-stop or two. Illuminate subject with external flash, off camera. Here I used a simple canon speedlite, held in the free hand not holding the camera.

SKEE"S HUMBLE APOLOGIES

I've been so busy, and it's not a cop out, i own many peeps replies and explanations, sorry!

"FAM"

Was just about to put one of my keeper shots up until I realised that the pic I promised of my bro & Sis, was still pending. I chose this one, mainly because of the skyline behind them.

I have 2 left handed brothers and two right handed sistas, the one's shown above are born on the same day but five years apart, infact on 24th of this month to be more precise.

ABOUT 2DAYS PIC

Technical aspects: Put subjects in shade, expose the sky properly, then under exposure by a f-stop or two. Illuminate subject with external flash, off camera. Here I used a simple canon speedlite, held in the free hand not holding the camera.

SKEE"S HUMBLE APOLOGIES

I've been so busy, and it's not a cop out, i own many peeps replies and explanations, sorry!

comments (11)

  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2006, 00:04
sis looks just like u skee..... Great shot, lovely family!
Mr Skee: Thanks smile
Nice exposure here. I really like how you tamed the very difficult lighting situation (thanks for the info on how you achieved the balanced lighting). Nicely framed. So is the entire family into photography? Just the brothers? Have a good one. -Brent
Mr Skee: I come from a family of naturally gifted artists, but at the moment, I lead the way. Brother above is an architectural grad and sis an estate surveyor.
  • Mask
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2006, 08:49
Great flash work. Beats doing it in photoshop.
Mr Skee: Sure does....thanks
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2006, 09:01
After Runtime Errors (see separate email) I managed to get here at last.

We asked for it and you delivered. Thanks for the Technical Aspects. That's really helpful advice.

I presume camera was tripod mounted for this shot, but was the hand waggling the speedlite a little high, causing the shadows from waist level down (or was this intentional? (and is that a daft question to be asking of the master?))
Mr Skee: thanks for the comment, camera was hand held, and it was a struggle stopping other tourists from getting in the frame as both hands were too full to start slapping any one ;-) Shadows from wait down, my only regret, but i didn't get a second chance, and if I did I would have done it differently.
Great flash work. This is something I should try. When I saw it I wondered where the rest of the light had gone on their faces, until I read the bit that said you took it in the shade. Very neat technique. Will definitely try it sometime.
  • sk
  • UK
  • 7 Jun 2006, 09:51
very nice Skee, I have been playing with this technique as well, thanx to I can't remember the last time i shot on camera. what do u mean U put them in shade?
Mr Skee: Thanks asiko, check Matt's reply below.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jun 2006, 10:19
Cool shot, well since I have seen you work I now know some of your trade secrets (ha I bet you thought I was only concentrating on getting married.... smile)

Suby
Mr Skee: lol! As crazy as usual! ure always welcome!
  • Mona
  • London
  • 7 Jun 2006, 10:41
The flash seems flawless wow. Nice fam smile
Mr Skee: Thanks mona....ure here everyday smile
  • Yanik
  • Sri Lanka
  • 7 Jun 2006, 10:50
MISTA SKKKEEEEEE.....haha thanks for the welcome...love your shots...man there are so many awesome photographers on this thing..Dnt know how im gonna be able to post images this good...gonna try my best tho..

cheers

yanik
Mr Skee: Glad you joinned Skee....opps Shutterchance, ure bound to improve over time smile
  • Matt
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2006, 21:26
If I understand correctly thay are standing in the shadow created by something in the way of the sun. And you flashed them to control the light falling on their faces. It is all about control. By putting them in the shade you neutralized thye harsh afternoon sun. Am I correct? Hope to learn more from you. Your comments are helpful.
Mr Skee: Thanks Matt, yup u are totally correct, the shade could even be a tree, but here it is the entrance to the castle in 2morros pic smile. Pls check my archives for more examples
Excellent shot. Thanks for the tips.
Mr Skee: Ure always welcome, thanks smile

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