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| p.1 #10 · Strobes Direct vs Bounced |
P Alesse wrote:
To me, it's a no-brainer. BOUNCED. But, you're asking the wrong guy. I don't like the heavy highlighted, heavy shadowed look. I prefer a natural looking scene with just enough light falloff to make the subject pop. On your first two shots, I'm seeing heavy highlights on the left side (players' right), on face, leg and ball, and the defenders showing very pronounced shadows. On the bounced shot, we avoid all that.
Now, the positions of the lights need a little tweaking to get the subject to pop a bit more, but IMO, there is more potential for a great looking shot.
Plus, you need to take into account the fact that someone complained about direct. I am a proponent of strobing (assuming someone has insurance, has permission, etc.), but I'm also a proponent of NOT causing problems with those I'm shooting. Guess you can figure out how to make bounced work for you or stop strobing altogether. I know which option I would choose.