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    Hello ladies - I finally got my new light and I got it all setup and ready to go...and realized my camera didn't have a PC out port to connect to the flash. BUMMER! So, ordered that and finally got it up and running. Here are a few of my first test shots. Please let me know what needs to be changed and any cc on the lighting. #1 looked okay to me, but 2 & 3 not so much cause of the shadows. What do I do about those, do I need a reflector? Also, not sure what sort of settings are best to use with studio lighting? Thanks in advance!

    1. ISO 200, f5.6, 1/60 & off camera flash
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    2. ISO 200, f5.6, 1/60 & off camera flash
    Ava Halloween 2 PP WEB

    3. ISO 200, f5.6, 1/60 & off camera flash
    Studio Test 1 PP WEB

    And here is a pull back shot...
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    This is gonna be quick b/c I need to get Loli up for school. I will bbl w/ responses on each of the photos.

    I will say this to start out though ... you're off to a good start. A few tweaks and I'm sure you'll be truly happy with your light!

    I _would_ have a reflector opposite your strobe to help with the shadows. I would probably raise your strobe a bit higher as well so that the catchlights are more in the 2 o'clock position. You're pretty close to it now, but the catch lights are more on top of the pupil. I think raising the light just a bit will make sure they fall where you want it.

    Personally, I find white backgrounds SO hard to deal with that I rarely try. I think that you got some nice looks here. I would bet that the reflector will really help to diminish those shadows (which are not harsh even as-is).

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    I was going to suggest the reflector too. I've noticed that when I do a single light source/strobe the reflector makes a huge difference in how the light looks.

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    Thanks girls. Any recommendations on reflectors?
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    I got one of those collapsible reflectors from B&H I forgot what brand i bought. I like your set up.
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    How big of a reflector do you guys think I need? And what color? thanks!
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    I have a 5-in-1 that was a cheapo at my local camera store. I think it's a 32 inch and it was around $30. But, you can get the same kind of one off of Ebay for around the same price.

    Found this one on ebay for 12 bucks with free shipping. Looks exactly like mine. Ebay 32 inch reflector
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    That's the same kind I have, Jennifer. I don't know what DH paid for it as it was a Mother's Day gift. He did pick it up at our local camera shop though. I really love it and always take it w/ me now for an "on-locale" shoot.

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    Well done.

    Thanks for sharing. I may try it one day so i'll be stalking your posts!

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    I also have a 5 in 1 reflector and it would be a great benefit when shooting with 1 strobe, it will help soften the shadows. Great 1st attempt though.
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