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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jay P. Morgan on Feathering Grids



Using a KESSLER slider and a TAMRON lens and a DYNALITE flash and some NIK software, human Nascar* Jay P. Morgan will now give you some pretty darn good advice on grid spots.

But the real gem here is the feathering, which will almost always make your light more interesting.
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* I kid, Jay. Props to you. And also to LENS PRO TO GO. And GLIDECAM. And PHOTOFLEX. And VANGUARD. And AAZDEN. And ROSCO. And TRIPLE SCOOP MUSIC. And PHOTOGRAPHY TALK.

(Seriously, someone make this guy a jacket. This needs to happen.)

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10 Comments:

OpenID ledesmaphotography said...

Thanks for sharing David. This is one of the areas where I struggled re: center of the grid but the notion of the feathering the light is just perfect and opens up a whole bucket of creativity uses.

For speedlights ie. SB-800 do you have any recommendations for similar grids setups.

Gracias,
George

December 15, 2012 4:22 PM  
Blogger gleeenn said...

Hahahaha, "human Nascar"! I chuckled in agreement.

December 15, 2012 7:21 PM  
Blogger Janet Ramsay and Keith Winsor said...

I went out to a local restaurant noticed that the bar had small diameter straws and the side I sat in had larger diameter. I told the waitress that she would get an fantastic tip if she provided me with a obscene amount of straws.
She did I gave her a 50.00 tip on a 30 dollar tab.
I used the straws in different lengths to make what I needed.
I used chloroplast to make a mount and fashioned tabs that attached to my sb 800's with velcro for a variety of pool size.
I wish I could post photos but it was all lost in a fire.
Easy , cheap and reliable.
Give it a shot

December 15, 2012 7:51 PM  
Blogger Tattoo Al said...

I thought he was going to get hit by a car when he went down the driveway on his bike....lol

December 16, 2012 1:30 AM  
Blogger JS said...

Nice. Am I crazy? I thought NYC was militant on that whole no tripod (and, presumably, no flash-stand) thing. Especially without permit.

December 17, 2012 10:26 AM  
Blogger Frank Grygier said...

I use Rogue grids. they give you some option on the grid size and work great on speedlights.

December 17, 2012 5:09 PM  
Blogger Deb Smith said...

Like the "white" background look of the new blog. Miss the links and ads tho...like to Amazon

December 17, 2012 7:36 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Deb-

That's because you are viewing the mobile version, most likely. On a phone or 'pod, that is the default. On tablet, laptop or desktop, the default is to the original template.

December 17, 2012 8:20 PM  
Blogger pill said...

JS-You're not crazy. NYC requires a permit if you're using a tripod/lightstand. I don't know how he got away with that on Wall street. It's teaming with cops. Permits are free. I've had issues when I didn't have a permit, especially in the parks.

December 20, 2012 2:34 PM  
Blogger Nasir said...

Permits in NYC nowadays cost $300 and require proof of insurance. You do get a pass on tripods and monopods because they are considered "handheld." Go figure.

December 23, 2012 12:45 AM  

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