Nice Only Your Test photos

A few nice only your test images I found:

Since You’re In Love
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Image by Thomas Hawk
Chrysler Turbine Cars were automobiles powered by gas turbine engines that the Chrysler Corporation assembled in a small plant in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1963, for use in the only consumer test of gas turbine-powered cars. It was the high point of Chrysler’s decades-long project to build a practical turbine-powered car.

Flower Interior In The Light
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Image by Bill Gracey
I photographed this large trumpet shaped flower recently at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California. I didn’t record the name of the plant, but if anyone knows, I’ll identify it properly with thanks.

Lighting information: When I’m photographing subjects in their natural setting (instead of a studio) I always first determine what aperture and ISO I want to use before I do anything else. When that’s decided, I take test shots in manual mode with the flash off and vary only the shutter speeds (up until 1/250 sec which is the maximum synch speed of my camera) until I get an exposure that I like for the background. Because the durations of the flash is so brief (typically 1/1000 – 1/10,000) the shutter speed has no effect on the flash output. Once I have the ambient background exposure set, I turn on the flash and take test exposures varying only the flash manual power setting until I get the look I like. If you do this enough, it goes very quickly and you end up with exposures that are hard to do just relying on natural light. For this image, the flash was a YN560 in an 8.6 inch Lastolite softbox held very close to the subject at camera right. The flash was triggered by my Yongnuo RF-603N.

Other plants, flowers, fruit or thingys that I’ve photographed using strobes can be seen in my Strobe Lit Plant album. In the description for that set, I list resources that I’ve used to learn how to light with off camera flash.

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