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    this is a "studio" macro; I've placed flash really low and near, to obtain hard and directional shadow; I'm new in strobist, so my question is about right use of the light source


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    Well, you used one light source which put the entire back of the bug in a shadow. A simple sheet of white paper placed behind the rock might be enough to reflect some of that strobe light back on the bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trader View Post
    Well, you used one light source which put the entire back of the bug in a shadow. A simple sheet of white paper placed behind the rock might be enough to reflect some of that strobe light back on the bug.
    thank you, for comment and advice; my idea was to obtain a sunset effect; I've tried with a homemade reflector behind the wood (yes, it's a piece of wood), but I see it was too far from the subject; now I'm waiting for next ladybug...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lever63 View Post
    thank you, for comment and advice; my idea was to obtain a sunset effect; I've tried with a homemade reflector behind the wood (yes, it's a piece of wood), but I see it was too far from the subject; now I'm waiting for next ladybug...
    If you are going for a "sun setting" effect you may want to try using a Yellow Gel or bounce the strobe off a Gold reflector to get that golden glow we get as the sun does set. Just a thought.

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    Thanks a lot, yellow gel is a great advice! but it's hard shot a brisk bug with still life technique..
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    great shot!

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