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She Who Saved the Dinosaurs
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Published: June 26, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 DivineError
`delya

Testing out my lights.

1600 watt with giant softbox on camera right, umbrella upper left, ringflash from the front, and a bare strobe with the cone behind her.

ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOSHOP WHATSOEVER
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rei-0's avatar
rei-0Student General Artist
she's cute
the colors came out really great
i-am-a-pickle's avatar
That is a strange....thing at the bottom.

I like the ring flash. I don't see it too often.
xXJebaDiahXx's avatar
she is pretty ^^
and very good job on the picture taking ^^
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Lecksy7804Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my gosh.
shes adorable
this is like...the cutest picture ever
ohmyohmyohmyohmy
:chew: yuuum.
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Lecksy7804Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my gosh.
shes adorable
this is like...the cutest picture ever
ohmyohmyohmyohmy
:chew: yuuum.
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MDKKnD Digital Artist
Nice work, you certainly have had a great transfer of 3D skills to photography. I did similar myself, but I'd started doing 3D, realised that I didn't know how to do it in real life, so spent the last few years being a photographer.

Can I ask what you trigger the flashes with? Do you have a wireless remote or use on-camera/ring flash to optically trigger the other flashes?
DivineError's avatar
actually we had a lot of trouble triggering them all because i have two wireless receivers but no trasmitter (the guy i bought the lights from had already sold the transmitter...). So I had to use optical triggering.

At first I wired the big softbox on camera right because it was the only light that was facing all the others. Fail. Then I tried wiring the ringlight. Fail. Then I tried wiring umbrella on the camera left and some reason that triggered all of them. Win.

I can already see this being a huge problem. I really need to buy the transmitter.
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MDKKnD Digital Artist
Ahh OK.
See, I've got three Pocket Wizards. Expensive but VERY reliable, and work to a crazily long range.
I usually have one on the camera and the other two on the lights. Sometimes I only use two if the strobe will optically trigger the others (and I'm lazy).
But PW's are damn expensive (like USD$180 each), although you can get some pretty cheep e-bay remotes. Don't expect them to work well though.

I think if I had the chance I'd go for a set of Radio Poppers [link]
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VerwildertHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice lighting and I love the combination of brown and turquoise. What's the pink thing peeking out of the bottom of the photo? It looks like a pig's ear... :o and it's ever so slightly distracting.
DivineError's avatar
what surprises me the msot is that youre the first person to ask about that.

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VerwildertHobbyist Traditional Artist
THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED.

lolpokemon.
mcoker's avatar
You two are too cute :D
DivineError's avatar
You too are two cute
mcoker's avatar
OH GOD!

oh. sorry.
Techy-Ben's avatar
I thought, "yeah, so no photoshop? Thats called a photo Duh."
Then I was like, "wait, you got a gradient background!?"
Them all like, "cool you got skillz."
Then I ran out of things to think.
DivineError's avatar
i think of things to ran out
Techy-Ben's avatar
Great photo. Still think your photos have as much character as you renders.
OrangeHeartPhoto's avatar
For some reason, your ability to set up lights in the real world after working with them for so long in 3D modeling.... makes me sooo very happy. I think I commented about this before, in that one picture with the spilled mushroom, but again, major props to you man. I'm big into photography and all I know how to do is bounce flash, lol.
DivineError's avatar
thats what convinced me to buy the photo lights to begin with. I'm not so good at working with natural light because i know what I want, and natural light doesn't let me move lights around.

It's actually quite funny to me how similar working with real lights are with 3d ones... because of the way I did it in 3d I always used physically based materials and algorithms. I'm still more limited with real life of course... because to changee the size of a softbox costs a lot of money, but overall its the same
AtomicStoney's avatar
I have a hard time deciding what's more badass: killing the dinosaurs, or saving them.
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silverhammerHobbyist Digital Artist
Great Lighting, great Model :)
MightyPirate's avatar
Yeah, as mentioned before the ringflash is a little weird.

Otherwise, wow, this is a breathtakingly beautiful picture and Delya looks simply stunning in it.
DivineError's avatar
you should see how creepy it looks with the ringflash painted out, her pupils are huuuuuge
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