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Old 06-07-2009, 04:56 PM
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Elinchroms arrived... at last!

After waiting for a near eternity, my lighting has officially arrived with the help of a tiny little spanish man in an oversized UPS jacket.
Now the real learning begins as i'm in totally uncharted territory in fact it's quite scary lol!
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:22 PM
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Re: Elinchroms arrived... at last!

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy your new learning curve. It is one I've not had the desire to pursue yet. So my hat goes off to you as well in this endeavor.

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:20 AM
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Re: Elinchroms arrived... at last!

well. first advice then.. Live by the K.I.S.S rule (ie. Keep It Simple Silly

Master one flash first, using bouncecards, reflectors etc and experiment with different looks and placements. Get creative, you now have one very good source of light, which can be shaped, bounced, reflected, diffused, and played with all over the place. What this does is teach you how to "think" light rather than "set" light.

You will have many fun hours ahead of you =)
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:25 AM
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Re: Elinchroms arrived... at last!

Good advice Hubba,
i did order some reflectors in varying sizes and shapes, thinking along those lines... a good idea may be is to look at the DVD that came with it before i assemble anything.
If there is one thing i excel at, it's procrastination lol,
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:49 AM
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Re: Elinchroms arrived... at last!

Yep and in that spirit, remember that a lot of surfaces and items can be used as bouncers or even reflectors besides the nice professional ones.

And also remember blocking light and using dark/black surfaces if you need to deepen shadows. =)

Loads of things to do with a little creative thinking =)
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: Elinchroms arrived... at last!

I'm sure you don't need much more advice on your lighting setups, but I couldn't resist.

Think foamcore! Great for bouncing light and avoiding reflections and hot spots.

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Old 06-13-2009, 05:03 PM
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Re: Elinchroms arrived... at last!

Thanks Steve,
foamcore is a great idea and as i don't have a budget left anymore, a dead cert lol!
I got to set it all up today and just about managed one shot before almost being eaten alive by mosquitos, forgot they were attracted by light and my garage is not the safest environment,
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