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    If that happened to me, I'd file a UFO sighting - Unidentified Flashing Object ... Interesting work though, and they probably get a story to tell on the CB radio, and it may well turn into an urban myth over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laroygreen View Post
    If that happened to me, I'd file a UFO sighting - Unidentified Flashing Object
    Speaking of trains and Unidentified Flashing Objects...

    just another little ol' SoCal tradition

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qjQhUulkXY
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I really enjoyed using my Alien Bees with my 4x5 and a 210 lens. I have two #800 alian bees with umbrellas and also gells and such. I also picked up an Adorama 160 watt little flash with a snoot and barndoors for some hair light and seperation from what ever background on a boom stand. Shoot most of my stuff at f22 and it is fine.

    Also, yes it is slow but the sessions are fantastic. I would ask for 30 to 45 minutes to do a remote before the sitter was to get involved to get things in place and use my flash meter to check things out. Then I usually did 12 shots. The interactions with the sitter was wonderful. I got very good and getting them posed how I liked them, then I did a second stool for me to sit off camera with a longer release. I would engage them in conversation and they would relax, except for my repeated request not to slowch. Sessions were about 40 minutes. Then there was breakdown.

    I really enjoy this every time it happens. Personnally I would like to bill myself as a special add-on to so many DSLR weding shooters to have me come in and work with the bride and groom just for this special true B&W experience. Reminds me of what great portrait photographers like Jane Reece used to be.

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    I was always very happy with my 750 w/s Calumet Travelites when shooting 4x5 in the studio, with a 210mm lens. They had more than enough oomph at about 5-6' from the subject (my studio was SMALL - my 10x12' dining room) to hit f16-22 in a 30x40 inch softbox. Your alienbees don't have the power to really do that, but you could probably get away with f11, especially if you bring your light in a little closer, and/or change your light modifier.

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    Just tested my White Lightning Ultra Zap 800 (330 watt seconds) -- full power at 10 feet, through a 48" octa light, ASA 400, got a nice crisp f16. I like my box to be just outside the shot when I shoot portraits, so I would generally have it much closer. You should have plenty of power with the bees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParkerSmithPhoto View Post
    I like my box to be just outside the shot when I shoot portraits, so I would generally have it much closer.

    Very good point. A lot of photographers place their strobes too far away.

    Your photography is inspirational, Parker!

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    Just as an FYI, I found this on the PCB website (makers of Alienbee flashes) and it matches up with my own results with my DSLR http://www.paulcbuff.com/output.php.

    Those measurements are at ISO100, so I am right where I would typically need to be at ISO400, plus, I don't have any issues pushing the film 2 stops if needed (even if it isn't needed, like the look of it from time to time), so I should be OK until I can invest in more powerful strobes (no time soon!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    Very good point. A lot of photographers place their strobes too far away.

    Your photography is inspirational, Parker!
    My sincere thanks. I greatly appreciate hearing that.
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