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    I used to hate the weight of an extra flash on my travels.

    But my next trip is following a tour group so I decided to bring my external flash along. My camera is a D700 and the flash is SB700. I am wondering has anyone crazy enough to experiment with remote flash during travelling, to get side lit, back lit portraits?

    I have never met any tourists who actually used remote flash gun...

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    tourist = enjoy > photo. dont think they will spend time to set up, only journalist does that i think

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    i do! check this out Facebook

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    i believe u wun have much time to explore unless u already know what u doing (as in can set up everything in a jiffy without experimenting a few shots to get it right).

    joining tour groups is pretty hectic and rush. sometimes u dun even have time to set your tripod to get your composition right, u are "pushed" to go off to next destination.

    things will be different if its F&E... cos u got the time in the world to do whatever you like (like shooting long exposure shots).

    so my advise... if u going for tour group... use your brain to photo the place and enjoy the tour else u spent too much time getting the photo and flash right... u got no time to tour around.

    I never bring my flash for my trips (although i only do F&E) cos I dun really take photos of myself. I only do landscape and street shots on my tours.
    Last edited by sinned79; 27th March 2012 at 10:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switchz_es View Post
    i do! check this out
    How is your flash setup? Just one remote flash from the side?

    You quite on huh

    I am thinking of using a flash to get backlit/sidelit

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    yup jus one on the rightside of subject... camera on tripod self timer flash handheld!

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    Quote Originally Posted by switchz_es View Post
    yup jus one on the rightside of subject... camera on tripod self timer flash handheld!
    act cool!!

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    Two words for that photo. Epic Win. *thumbsup

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    Discussed with my friend on having eqps during trip. Some time we bring so much is to capture the moment n not show off. Time n $, do we have that much to go to same place more than once? Unless u comes from a rich family, else, bring whatever u need, u might miss that moment n u will feels sad. Tired is one thing, but reward yourself with good memories.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    came back from my trip.

    conclusion is that the flash is not worth the effort. Weighs you down. tedious to set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh
    came back from my trip.

    conclusion is that the flash is not worth the effort. Weighs you down. tedious to set up.
    Lol. U dont say

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