Decided that I wanted some practice using my Sigma 530DG Super and my Elinchrom Quadra. Today was a bright sunny day and I was hiding together with my students in the shadows trying to get optimum conditions for photography. I used both Sigma DP1 and DP2 and as soon as you see strong colors around the flash, that’s the DP1 used and It’s me forcing it by placing the light inside the frame (I enjoy those colors tremendously) . All shots processed using Sigma SPP4 and Lightroom 3 Beta 2. (from TIFF)
These above where the very first shots, I noticed that I had to turn on something in order to make it work. :) And as you might notice it has a very strong “flashy” feeling and by increasing shutter speed and lower the quadras power I got a more natural looking light. See below. Also notice that there is no “color” problems as long as light is outside frame.
Zooming by running! Above shot shows how you can get some cool colored light even from the DP2.
ON / OFF, With and without light below. Sigma DP2 used. It was pretty tricky to get a good ambient light in order for the background blue sky to show, but after a few exposures I found a good balance. ISO100 used.
And about the same place a few meters to the side, but this time using the Sigma DP1. And it’s also slightly cropped.
Silly tests below. ISO200. Dp2 and DP1.
And finally, one shot of Johannes who was holding the light most of the time. Shot taken using Dp1 and ISO200.
All shots available as full size, click here if you want to have a closer look.