View Poll Results: What tricks do you have when shooting flash?

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  • Shoot straight on : blast flash (love those red eyes!)

    1 3.03%
  • I use a StoFen diffuser

    7 21.21%
  • Bounce flash off the ceiling or wall(s)

    17 51.52%
  • I use a Lumiquest or other big/wide diffuser

    3 9.09%
  • I use an off camera shoe cord

    5 15.15%
  • I have a studio and some huge soft boxes. StoFen is for wimps

    1 3.03%
  • I use multiple flashes on flash brackets

    0 0%
  • I use my on-camera pop up flash

    8 24.24%
  • Flash ruins the natural light. I never use flash

    3 9.09%
  • I use magnesium strips and/or dynamite

    4 12.12%
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Thread: What tricks up your sleeve when shooting with flash?

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    Default What tricks up your sleeve when shooting with flash?

    What do you do to improve your flash lighting? I use a Stofen omnibounce and angle my 550EX slightly up and to the right. At other times, when shooting macro I take it off and use an off camera shoe cord which still gives E-TTL metering. What do you do?

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    I also tilt down for close-up shots and use my own bounce card. For further shots, I use the appropriate zoom.
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    For me it depends on the type of shot and the effect I'm after, however I regularly use the following:

    Promax 80/20 bouncer
    Ceiling bounce,
    Softboxes/diffusers
    Multiple flash with slaves
    Flash extenders
    Tissue paper/kleenex

    and a host of other devices and methods.
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    Default Magnesium blast.

    I remember reading Ansel Adams' biography where he recalls an interesting incident. AA was asked to do some group shots in a school. He used magnesium (or something like that) for flash, but he miscalculated and used 16 times the required amount. The result was a blinding flash blast which sent many students running under their desks shreiking. So, yeah, magnesium is pretty cool. The book is available at Jurong East library.

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    Default Re: Magnesium blast.

    Originally posted by sriram
    I remember reading Ansel Adams' biography where he recalls an interesting incident. AA was asked to do some group shots in a school. He used magnesium (or something like that) for flash, but he miscalculated and used 16 times the required amount. The result was a blinding flash blast which sent many students running under their desks shreiking. So, yeah, magnesium is pretty cool. The book is available at Jurong East library.

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    Wah.. then got indoor fireworks.
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    talking about magnesium, I prob. still have a few strips left.

    In secondary school after some experiment, the teacher asked "want some ? can take home and play with it"

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    Magnesium is good substitute for Eno.

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    Where can buy magnisium ?
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