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Taking a Ranger to the Races0
neil posted in Travel on October 14th, 2010
I like the power output of big lights. Oddly, a lot of power can make a big light seem not like a light at all.
The practice I take is to set the light back relatively far and obfuscate it (shoot the light through something, like trees) so that shadows appear in its beam. This means that the light provided does not fall off significantly across the lit area (cos its far away) and the light looks a bit more “believable”. Granted an astute observer could note that these photos were lit, however hopefully not agressively or destructively so.
Perhaps it is the oversaturation of “small flash” images that appear in the magazines I read that is causing a reaction (some people will believe it is about time) or perhaps I’m just playing with an idea. Granted it means hauling 8kgs of light and support around everywhere, but it means I feel most smug when I can shoot in shady and backlit places. Plus I know no-one at the event has a similar shot to mine.