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Old 12-02-2008, 10:57   #1 (permalink)
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Lighting downhill in the Dark with heavy fog...

Wow, what a nightmare, anymore than 2 flashes and i was getting some major problems with glare, i managed to control it with 2 flashes at 1/4 power.
does anyone know of another way to control the fog.
this one was with the flash on the left set to half power and the one behind me to the right at 1/4 power. the glare from the half power is madness
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Some nice shots all the same.
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Re: Lighting downhill in the Dark with heavy fog...

The simple answer to your problem is to block the light from the flash guns from hitting your lens. The problem is flare from non-image forming light entering the lens. The flash guns can be used on full power if needed by doing...

Possible solutions are:
1. Use a good lens hood. The usual rubber ones supplied with lenses simply aren't deep enough to be effective.

2. Block the light from reaching the lens. The easiest way is to have someone stand in-between the lens and the flash gun thus casting a shadow onto the lens from the flash. If the flash is just outside the image area this might not be possible as the person may be in shot. Alternatively, use a piece of black card/paper, a hat, or anything to block the light.

For me, number #2 is the best and most flexible option. In the situation shown in the pics I would think you would have a couple of mates that would act as 'blockers' for you.

Nice shots, try them again with the light being blocked.
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Re: Lighting downhill in the Dark with heavy fog...

no, it's not lens flare - the problems encountered are from the fog reflecting light back to the camera...the same way high beams would on a car.
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Re: Lighting downhill in the Dark with heavy fog...

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no, it's not lens flare - the problems encountered are from the fog reflecting light back to the camera...the same way high beams would on a car.
Normally, car headlights are pointing into the fog from the position of the driver and the light bounces back as you mention. But from the direction of the lighting in the image showing the problem the flash was to the left and in front of the camera pointing back towards it (or at least partially back), No? In which case you are back lighting the fog in the same way that a sunrise does with morning mist. So, I would suggest at least trying my suggestion next time there is fog. Although you might still have a glow in the fog you should end up with a better image.

Its up to you, worth a try or not.
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Re: Lighting downhill in the Dark with heavy fog...

yeah, i think i understand what you mean - there is a tree acting as a gobo though, and the light was pointing up and towards mellor... i don't think i will get a chance in that type of fog again though, but thanks for the advice.
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