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    Need some advise on how to get a shadowless picture when taking portrait subjet using a flash unit. Everytime when the camera and flash was on the portrait position I notice tat I alway got a Right shadow on my subject,,.... I am usin a lighting Cone... Anyone can help...

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    Bounce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waileong View Post
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    I koe but how to bounce when cam is in vertical position?

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    Default Re: Need flash advise...

    only ceiling bounce, no bounce card, no omnibounce, no LSPJII. just simple ceiling bounce.

    alternatively, use a flash bracket to keep flash above the lens when shooting vertical orientation.
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    or get the hot shoe to flash cord. then hold the flash in one hand above your head and camera in the other hahah
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    Default Re: Need flash advise...

    wall bounce, ceiling bounce, off camera flash, CLS
    only limited by your creativity

    there is also the option of not using flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by waileong View Post
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    still will have shadow....TS wants shadowless...he will need multi flash unit already...

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    Put your object into a giant light tent and use powerful studio lightings at 2 sides fire through it .... confirm less shadow
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    btw, to get absolute shadowless pictures, you have to two options:-

    #1, your subjects must be totally transparent... eg ghost.
    #2, take your photos in total darkness.... no lights = no shadows.

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    Default Re: Need flash advise...

    can use flash bracket and position the flash above the camera when u shoot in portrait orientation. would minimise or eliminate shadows. e.g.

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    Bro, the lighting cone u have izzit a light sphere or just a omni bounce?
    If light sphere should be quite good already, just that u have to tilt the flash head correctly..
    the shadow cast to the right side of the subject is usually cause by omni bounce, IMO..a bounce card will help soften the shadow..

    Can check out the link below..watch the videos..look at the way he tilt the flash head..
    http://www.abetterbouncecard.com/

    If u really want shadowless, CLS is the way to go..u may need at least 2-3 flashes + softboxes + lightstand..
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    Default Re: Need flash advise...

    position subject far away from wall or better still no wall to cast shadows
    shadow on subject got no choice, where there is light, there is shadows

    unless of course you have a huge light tent with multiple lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by excelglsi View Post
    I koe but how to bounce when cam is in vertical position?
    You need flash with both tilt and swivel. Or an off-camera flash cord, and hold your flash in your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    Bro, the lighting cone u have izzit a light sphere or just a omni bounce?
    If light sphere should be quite good already, just that u have to tilt the flash head correctly..
    the shadow cast to the right side of the subject is usually cause by omni bounce, IMO..a bounce card will help soften the shadow..

    Can check out the link below..watch the videos..look at the way he tilt the flash head..
    http://www.abetterbouncecard.com/

    If u really want shadowless, CLS is the way to go..u may need at least 2-3 flashes + softboxes + lightstand..
    I am usin a light sphere... I also got some slave flashes. Where to position them? Do I need to tilt the flash also?
    The clip I got seem before also made some of the bounce Card.. The result is good but felt a bit funny...

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    You can check out the link below..watch the videos..look at the way he tilt the flash head..Innovative produts.....

    http://store.garyfonginc.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram3735 View Post
    You can check out the link below..watch the videos..look at the way he tilt the flash head..Innovative produts.....

    http://store.garyfonginc.com/
    sadly this is what do when I tlit the light sphere... Maybe its the setting? What the setting do u set? Auto? mode or manual? Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by excelglsi View Post
    sadly this is what do when I tlit the light sphere... Maybe its the setting? What the setting do u set? Auto? mode or manual? Thanks again
    just stay away from walls.
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    Default Re: Need flash advise...

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    just stay away from walls.
    Thanks... will try to stay clear of the wall...hehe

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