SRs Big Boy Bar

Watch video and learn why it is important to use more than one flash together in bright light situations!

 

Big Boy Bar w/ optional umbrella mount

When photographing in very bright sunlight, using only one flash will usually not be enough power to match the exposure created by sunlight. Consequently, pictures tend to be unbalanced- either the subject is properly lit and the background is blown out (white sky) or the background is properly exposed and the subject is under exposed or very dark.

One simple technique to create properly exposed images in bright light with a full dynamic range is to group flashes together to make them more powerful. When putting 4 flashes together we can generate plenty of power to create stunning images with rich color and detail but also we can increase the quality of light by creating a much larger light source.

 

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Optional Items
Strobie 130 – Best Affordable Compact Flash
Tiny Trigger Set – Radio Wireless OCF System
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Here are some examples of using my Big Boy Bar and grouping 4 flashes together. Notice the studio quality light without using any modifiers on the flashes.

Dense rich colors with sharpness created by using multiple flashes

Image taken without flash, notice the desaturated color

 

Flashes on 1/16 power at 3ft from subject, no heavy, cumbersome power pack necessary with instantaneous recycle speed

August 28, 2012 - 7:16 pm

Vincent - Hi Scott, I’m interested with your Big Boy Bar Multi Mount ,do you deliver to Malaysia ?

August 28, 2012 - 7:41 pm

admin - Yes, international shipping will apply, probably $15 or so.

May 13, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Renee Cizek - How do I get one??

May 13, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Taylor Collins - How are you triggering the four Strobie 130′s on the Big Boy Bar ? I’m assuming that the built-in optical slaves cannot “see” the flash from the adjacent Strobie’s. Do you have to have four radio receivers?

-Thanks!

-Taylor

May 14, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Karen - Is the umbrella mount that comes with the Big Boy Bar the same mount that comes with the 67 in strobe stick?

May 14, 2013 - 9:21 pm

admin - YES!

May 14, 2013 - 9:23 pm

admin - If you are indoors or have the flashes in a softbox or octobox it will see the flash in slave mode! Developing a 4 flash mount with built in trigger!!! coming in a couple months.

May 14, 2013 - 9:23 pm

admin - can order- go to store menu link

May 16, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Amy Jensen - Hi! Silly question … I use Nikon SB900 flashes with Cybersync triggers. How do the SB900′s mount on to the Big Boy Bar? Just want to be sure my flashes will mount to the Big Bar Bar because I’m just seeing screw ins on the bar. I’m probably missing something very obvious … LOL. Thanks!

May 17, 2013 - 8:34 am

admin - you may need to add some cold shoes to adapt if flashes don’t have a screw hole on bottom of flash shoe.

May 18, 2013 - 7:57 am

Krisz - Hi. Why isn’t enough just reflecting the natural light of the Sun? Ok, it has more possibilities but more complicated and expensive as well… Or..? Thx

May 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

admin - Well, it is very bright and rough on subject eyes. Also it is not versatile enough for myself- I need to get light in areas where this is no light like shade but create sun effects. Flash is self contained, whereas a reflector will always need light. I often shoot in the dark! Also, in bright light using a reflector a lot will TAN your subjects.

May 28, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Danny - Hi, just wanted to know if you are you using ND-filters to avoid running into the sync speed problem of the flashes ? Obviously, 1/200 at iso 100 and f5.6 wd otherwise give a completely overexposed image on a bright, sunny day. (and some of your images seem more like an f5.6 than an f16 to me :) ) Thank you in advance.

December 10, 2013 - 10:48 am

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May 19, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Yaroslav - Hello, Scott
can you please tell what types of screws are in use (looks like 1\4)?
I’m trying to figure out what cold shoe adapter should I get for this mount.

May 19, 2014 - 12:55 pm

admin - Yes 1/4″ I have some cold shoes if you want $5 each. I can bill you separately, just let me know. scott@scottrobertgallery.com

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