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adam_p 10-16-2017 03:17 PM

Taking LDPs at night
 
Any tips or resources I can read? I know nothing about flash photography and really only care to know enough to take good LDPs at night.

agtex42 10-16-2017 04:09 PM

In for the pro tips! I've been playing around with an on camera speed light for the past month or so, have the equipment to set it up on a stand but haven't messed around with it much yet.

Seems like the basic process is expose for as much ambient light as you want (ie sunset on the horizon) and then adjust flash power as required for proper subject exposure. The hardest part to me seems to be the process of setting up the flash umbrella/animal/hunter to provide quality light on both subjects without any weird shadows.

Casey 10-16-2017 04:14 PM

I always use a flash but one can likely get decent results with todays LED flashlights if there is no flash option.

ATX Tyler 10-16-2017 05:32 PM

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I have a very cheap LED light (it's allows you to dim the brightness up or down as needed) and I literally just had someone hold it in various positions until I liked the result. Here's a recent pic using it and also a link to it on Amazon.

I'm no pro by any means, but for our purposes, it works pretty well.

https://www.amazon.com/LimoStudio-Ca...r+video+camera

Robby Brown 10-17-2017 01:07 PM

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e6b50fb36.jpg

You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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JBT 10-17-2017 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Robby Brown (Post 12831128)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e6b50fb36.jpg

You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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wow! awesome photo

Abcdj 10-17-2017 01:32 PM

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This is one of my favorite pictures. Besides a kiddos first buck. I love the moon in the back ground. We just used the light bar on the mule for pictures and gutting!

adam_p 10-18-2017 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Robby Brown (Post 12831128)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e6b50fb36.jpg

You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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Well that is way more artsy than I was thinking but you sure got me wanting to try it. How do you determine how long to leave the shutter open and when to set off the flash?

8pointer 10-18-2017 10:29 PM

Taking LDPs at night
 
My hunting buddies use headlights and as much light as we can in the background. Take several pictures and keep the good ones. Nothing fantasy but it works. I've gotten where I really try to take the time to attempt to take a good picture. I've killed several good deer in the past that I wish I would have taken a few more pictures to have the memories.


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EastTexan 10-18-2017 10:37 PM

I'm definitely not the one to render an opinion. I killed a 153 a few years ago and had to take my night pics with a game camera. lol

horns07 12-05-2017 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Robby Brown (Post 12831128)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e6b50fb36.jpg

You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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Need more info on this picture


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Shane 12-05-2017 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by horns07 (Post 12989191)
Need more info on this picture


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30 second exposure for the starry sky. Quick flash for the pig.

sierracharlie338 12-05-2017 10:17 PM

Is there a setting that allows you to manually set off the flash or does the camera do it for you when you set a long exposure?

Robby Brown 12-06-2017 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by sierracharlie338 (Post 12989378)
Is there a setting that allows you to manually set off the flash or does the camera do it for you when you set a long exposure?

Yes, it's called rear curtain sync. However, I don't have a flash that will do that.

The only flash I had was a manual flash, so I just pressed the test button right before the shutter closed.

sierracharlie338 12-06-2017 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Robby Brown (Post 12990379)
Yes, it's called rear curtain sync. However, I don't have a flash that will do that.



The only flash I had was a manual flash, so I just pressed the test button right before the shutter closed.



Got ya thanks for the info!


Sierracharlie out…

OS_BRANDON 12-28-2017 11:24 AM

Different subject but similar technique https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e01509a3b2.jpg


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Mike D 12-28-2017 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Robby Brown (Post 12831128)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e6b50fb36.jpg

You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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That’s one of the coolest LDPs I’ve ever seen.

Very well done!


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sierracharlie338 12-28-2017 08:44 PM

I agree nicely done bud!


Sierracharlie out…

ShawnG 01-08-2018 12:14 PM

Very nice.

Mike D 01-08-2018 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robby Brown (Post 12831128)
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9e6b50fb36.jpg

You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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I keep looking this picture.

Can you share all the info on this shot?

Camera, lens and settings?


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Black Ice 01-08-2018 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike D (Post 13084017)
I keep looking this picture.

Can you share all the info on this shot?

Camera, lens and settings?


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X2


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Poolman2001 03-12-2018 02:58 PM

that is a dirty hog

Hoggslayer 03-12-2018 03:14 PM

Never take LDPs when night hunting. Always wait until daylight hours to take the pic so you don't get caught. :) Oh, and make sure you drag them off the road.

Lawhunter 03-12-2018 03:14 PM

Be cautious about night pics. If you shoot 278" deer you may want to wait until the following day. Helps cover your tracks a little when people ask questions.

gonehuntin68 03-12-2018 06:06 PM

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For the guys that use their phones to take pictures. Here is one I took of Trent and Fred Eichler with my IPhone using our 40KAP headlamp as a light source.

adam_p 03-15-2018 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Lawhunter (Post 13245799)
Be cautious about night pics. If you shoot 278" deer you may want to wait until the following day. Helps cover your tracks a little when people ask questions.

How'd that work out?

boyles77 04-07-2018 01:24 PM

that hog pic is awesome


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