I need your advice to improve my indoor flash pictures.
I need to find some way to improve my indoor flash pictures of people cos my subjects' faces tend to be a little "hot" especially on the cheeks and forehead. I am using the flash as the main light and letting in some ambient light.
My set up and settings are as follows:
- F90X with SB26
- Big white card (self made) attached behind the flash and pointed forward (45 degrees or more vertical). Also used in vertical format, but flash is turned to face towards the ceiling with bounce card facing subject
- Films are negatives of ASA400
- Matrix balanced fill flash with +0.7 flash compensation
- Camera settings are usually 1/30s and f2.8
- Camera meter is set to matix meter
I've tried using the flash's bounce card and pointing the flash upwards but this cannot be used in places with high ceilings and shooting in vertical format, hence I decided to use the white card I made myself.
I'm not shooting portraiture, and am not seeking that smooth look of portraits. Most of my shooting are of people doing stuff and is un posed. I just need to reduce to harshness of the subjects' faces.
I've heard and seen people using the omnibounce, but i've not seen the results of it when it is used as the main light indoors. How is it for those who have tried it? What are your settings?
Your comments are much appreciated. Thanks in advance.