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78RATS  (D 25449)

Feb 20, 2007, 9:19 AM
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shooting freefly stills.
Subject facing the sun.

What is the best way to keep the photographers shadow out of the shot?


vdschoor  (D 27300)

Feb 20, 2007, 9:26 AM
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Shoot from slightly off to the side, or slightly below


BMFin

Feb 20, 2007, 9:33 AM
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shooting freefly stills.
Subject facing the sun.

What is the best way to keep the photographers shadow out of the shot?

Not going between the sun and the subject ?? Angelic


Icon134  (D 29820)

Feb 20, 2007, 9:35 AM
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use a fill flash?

I just bought one... Sly though its purchase is primarily for my little sisters wedding... Angelic


78RATS  (D 25449)

Feb 20, 2007, 12:11 PM
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is there a time of day/sun position that is preferable?


Icon134  (D 29820)

Feb 20, 2007, 12:47 PM
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In reply to:
is there a time of day/sun position that is preferable?
from a portrait standpoint (on the ground, and probably similar to in the air) late afternoon is the best time for that sort of thing.

If/when the sun is high pictures tend to come out flat but like others have implied the position of you relative to the sun relative to the subject is very important.

Its been said before (and it'll be said agian no doubt) get a good book about photography (or invest in a class). The concepts in a good book can be applied the skydiving photography... and frankly its easier to learn it on the ground first... Wink


vdschoor  (D 27300)

Feb 20, 2007, 12:55 PM
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It all depends, the time of day / position of the sun can be worked around.

Really low makes it easier to tell your subject to face the sun, but it also makes for more chance of shadows..

What are you looking for? no shadows?
In that case, you would want to use fill flash..


78RATS  (D 25449)

Feb 20, 2007, 1:13 PM
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What are you looking for? no shadows?
In that case, you would want to use fill flash..

I like the full on in your face photos and I don't want to lug around a flash and extra battery. Just looking for tips to manage the shadows.



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