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    Default Diffuser for Fashion shoot

    Do you use a diffuser such as an Omnibounce or Lightsphere when you shoot model show in places like shopping centres?

    Do I even need to use one for such occasions?

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    Default Re: Diffuser for Fashion shoot

    Use direct flash, compensate accordingly.

    The need to use flash depends on the light conditions and your personal preferences.

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    Default Re: Diffuser for Fashion shoot

    lightsphere would be great if u are pretty close to the model!

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    Default Re: Diffuser for Fashion shoot

    assuming I am not very near to the model say using focal length of 150mm at half body shot? Will direct flash give a harsh effect? Will omni bounce even work at this distance?

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    nope, i believe direct flash wouldn't do much harm, especially since you're not that close ...omnibounce or LS may diffuse your flash too much .. and it'll also flash any other on-lookers ... not very polite .. may kenna beaten up .. :S

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    Default Re: Diffuser for Fashion shoot

    Softness of light come from the size of the light source. eg, sunny day you have harsh shadows, cloudy day you have soft shadows.

    Omnibounce work best in a small enclosure areas, with walls and ceiling, same as LS PJ or bounce card.

    If the subject is 20'~30' away from you, there is not much difference between a 1.5"x2.5" and a 2"x3" or a 4x6 light source in a open area, only wasting flash power.
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    Default Re: Diffuser for Fashion shoot

    Quote Originally Posted by Expiredyoghurt View Post
    nope, i believe direct flash wouldn't do much harm, especially since you're not that close ...omnibounce or LS may diffuse your flash too much .. and it'll also flash any other on-lookers ... not very polite .. may kenna beaten up .. :S
    haha... so true. Mmm, catchlights is very correct - if out in the open, diffuser not much use, especially when you're quite far away - unless you're at the front. I'd recommend the flip-it! though. personally use it... excellent stuff works best around 3m+
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