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Blue Hour Strobist | by beachc0mber
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Blue Hour Strobist

It seems like for a lot of strobist shooters, the blue hour and later type of shoot with the bokeh in the background has been pretty definitive. I've wanted to try a shot like this since I first stumbled upon Dustin Diaz's 365 which was where my interest in strobist photography started.


I don't live in a city though, and finding a place with lots of lights here, other than the lighthouse and stars, isn't easy. What I liked about this, was that I was able to use the slower shutter speed to pull the cloud detail out of the sky. More impressive is that this was the 24-70L hand held, and freezing and was about 4 hours after we started shooting that day so my hands were really trembling.


SB800 behind for hair light (this was often tricky with Mitch as we'd sometimes illuminate his ears and turn them bright red)

SB800 in front for fill. Both lights bare.

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Taken on December 29, 2012