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Post Options Post Options   Quote BobSo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2010 at 03:39
Here's mine. No explanation needed; just used the pop-up flash.

No flash.


Flash.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2010 at 07:01
Very good BobSo, even the smile with the fill-flash is nicer

The effect is subtle, but a real improvement to avoiding the shadow on her face. A clear pass and looking forward to your next assignment submission.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ulyshut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2010 at 13:38
my first attempt on this assignment

no flash


with fill flash
shoot shoot shoot makes perfect
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2010 at 14:03
ulyshut, I don't think you gained much by the fill flash in this example. The first shot looks quite OK to me and has all the yellow flowers in a similar colour and tone. With the the fill flash actually the front/sharp one is now a lot brighter vs. the ones a bit further back, which looks somewhat unnatural to me. So I would like to ask you to try again and try to use the fill flash to brighten something that is really too dark without it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stresskiller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2010 at 19:24
#1 no flash used

#2 with flash


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2010 at 05:58
A pass in one go Mick, the fill flash version is much nicer with better structure and detail on the bumblebee. I think it's still a tad on the dark side but that might be my uncalibrated monitor from where I'm looking now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stresskiller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2010 at 10:29
the bumblebee self is very dark , and so was the weather and position where i found it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dalaman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2010 at 18:46
Fill-in-flash of my 95-yr-old mother. With and without flash.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2010 at 19:42
There you go dalaman, a clear pass for me. You could have backed off the fill flash a bit, but the effect is very noticable and positive in this example. Notice for instance that not only the shadow in her face is gone but also the whitebalance of her dress looks less blueish.

Btw, seems your mother is still going strong despite her age, she does look a lot younger than 95 to me in this picture.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dalaman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2010 at 20:23
Pegelli, Thanks for the positive feedback you have been giving me. I'm learning a lot on this forum and I hope to learn a whole bunch more.
Oh, thanks for the compliment on my mother. Just good old farm cooking and clean living keeps her youthful in appearance. My dad died at 97 so longevity runs in the family. I hope it continues.
One more thing; You and the other mods devote a lot of time to this forum and I for one think that is super. Keep it up!
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2nd try.....
shoot shoot shoot makes perfect
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2010 at 06:21
ulyshut, exactly the fill-flash effect we're looking for, but somehow the pictures seems squashed horizontally as if you changed the aspect ratio but still got all the pixels in.

Can you post them without the distorting effect?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ulyshut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2010 at 08:49
@pegelli
does it mean i pass on my assignment? i am noob in resizing that is why any way ill post the original size of this thanks...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2010 at 08:55
Originally posted by ulyshut ulyshut wrote:

@pegelli
does it mean i pass on my assignment? i am noob in resizing that is why any way ill post the original size of this thanks...


When you resize make sure you check "constrain proportions" or something like that (don't know what program you are using) to make sure you don't resize more in one direction than in the other. You'll pass the assignments when you can show two versions with the correct dimensions (ratio between length and height).

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