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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Same theory applies, no point using it even directly if yr subject is too far away.
    yes if that is the subject is too far away. sorry never state my point clear just now.

    another shot that with the LS on. cloud version.
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    Default Re: GFSP II can improve this problems?

    Sometimes i also able to get correct lighting..


    Hi all,

    Thanks for the advises given... I do agree is technique problem, but the real problem is i can't get consistent exposure as the lighting is damn poor, and i always shoot quite close about 1-1.5m from the subject.

    If i tilt up to 90deg ( i shoot @ Av mode ), i still experience under and over photos.. that's why i feel with a LS, i shall be able to prevent over-expose. And to add-on, with LS, shooting portrait indoor will be much easier..

    Wait i shoot more and feedback again.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by modenaslim View Post
    Hi all,

    Thanks for the advises given... I do agree is technique problem, but the real problem is i can't get consistent exposure as the lighting is damn poor, and i always shoot quite close about 1-1.5m from the subject.

    If i tilt up to 90deg ( i shoot @ Av mode ), i still experience under and over photos.. that's why i feel with a LS, i shall be able to prevent over-expose. And to add-on, with LS, shooting portrait indoor will be much easier..

    Wait i shoot more and feedback again.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    yes.of course.
    BUT u can compensate with iso.

    after reading the 'how to shoot banquet' thread and experiences myself, i've learnt alot about the LS.

    someone even put aluminium foil in the rear half to bounce more light to the front.
    Yes..but in some situations even at ISO 400, still underexposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanzw View Post
    yes if that is the subject is too far away. sorry never state my point clear just now.

    another shot that with the LS on. cloud version.
    Gd shot. But for me i chose the clear version as i can adjust colour temperature for the warm look.
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    Lightsphere distribute the light 360 degrees when pointing up... Light seem to loss behind you if the walls behind you are far away... It is seems like you're "wasting light"... Not too sure, just bought one today only...

    For very opened place plus high ceiling, I think might as well use direct with watever modification...
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    Quote Originally Posted by modenaslim View Post
    Sometimes i also able to get correct lighting..


    Hi all,

    Thanks for the advises given... I do agree is technique problem, but the real problem is i can't get consistent exposure as the lighting is damn poor, and i always shoot quite close about 1-1.5m from the subject.

    If i tilt up to 90deg ( i shoot @ Av mode ), i still experience under and over photos.. that's why i feel with a LS, i shall be able to prevent over-expose. And to add-on, with LS, shooting portrait indoor will be much easier..

    Wait i shoot more and feedback again.......
    Dun go for equipment chase. Many gd photos here are not using LSPJ at all. Pure flash power and yet even lighting. It is the control of your camera and flash. I have shot before, blackout, rainy weather, high ceiling situations and I still get well exposed photos. So the issue is your control. Do u use a bounce card. If dun have, make 1. makes a lot of difference.

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    no offense but to me this is not the 'correct' kind of lighting.
    look at their faces.very deep shadows.

    imo, shot too near with bounce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post


    no offense but to me this is not the 'correct' kind of lighting.
    look at their faces.very deep shadows.

    imo, shot too near with bounce?
    tilt the flash backwards at 75deg - that would move the bounce point (ie. your temporary light source) on the ceiling further to the front of the subjects, reducing deep-eye shadows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CreaXion View Post
    Do u use a bounce card. If dun have, make 1. makes a lot of difference.
    Yeah, I think what's missing is a bounce card to bounce the light forward to eliminate the shadows under the cheeks and eyes. You can easily make a bounce card by strapping a white card on the flash using rubber bands (although it really looks ugly that way )... I think there is a link somewhere that shows a nicer way of making a DIY bounce card easily.

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    white card, 1 velcro sticker.

    viola.done.

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    Default Re: GFSP II can improve this problems?

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=221527

    Here's the thread... Haven't tried it though, but seems good... able to vary the amount of light being bounced forward by using a soft material for the bounce.

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    Got a food container and spare time?

    Try this.

    Dose'nt look very professional but I have used it to cover an event before... heh..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post


    no offense but to me this is not the 'correct' kind of lighting.
    look at their faces.very deep shadows.

    imo, shot too near with bounce?
    Yes i also agree on the shadows. Can tell that the LS was pointed upwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Yes i also agree on the shadows. Can tell that the LS was pointed upwards.
    LS was not used in that shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varf View Post
    LS was not used in that shot.
    Agree. LS was not used on this shot. If LS was used, the light would have diffused onto the faces. It is just that the flash was pointing upwards.

    TS, really dun need the LS. Just DIY a card. A reflective surface would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Yes i also agree on the shadows. Can tell that the LS was pointed upwards.
    its simply direct bounce from the ceiling without the aid of LS, bouncecard or all that gizmo.

    at least shoot with a tiny bouncecard, in this instance.
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    Hmmm..ok then. That explains the very harsh facial shadows.
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    why not over this weekend, i'll do a comparison between the bounce card, and the 2 LS since i have all 3?

    but if i eventually cant find time to do it hor, dun verbal diarrhoea me ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    why not over this weekend, i'll do a comparison between the bounce card, and the 2 LS since i have all 3?

    but if i eventually cant find time to do it hor, dun verbal diarrhoea me ya
    its been done to death.
    there're old threads on this.
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