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    Default diffuser for portrait shoots,need advice

    i had been using flash bracket and direct flash last time.but dued to the extra weight n fragile of the bracket,its off from my camera now.
    I like shoting portrait shots but was always getting shadows on the side even with bounce light,sometimes uneven light on the face of the people.
    I did tried light spheres years back,now come the new whale tail,is it better or almost the same?Can it be used as direct flash n when shooting portrait will there be shadows?????n also if the subject is so near a backdrop,there should bbe some shadows as its not directly on top of the lens right,make more sense?pls advice.
    http://store.garyfonginc.com/wt2.html
    is it as good as it claims?the same result with the flash bracket?
    apoligised if my english is poor.
    Pls advice

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    Default Re: diffuser for portrait shoots,need advice

    Get rid of shadows on the background totally? Blast the background with 2 or more lights.

    Want nice lighting on the face? Don't use camera mounted flash.

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    Default Re: diffuser for portrait shoots,need advice

    If your problem is shadows on the side, then the flash flip bracket is the way to go, not the diffusion devices, which does a different function. A single flash with a flip bracket positioned correctly will solve your side shadow problem.

    A full bounce on the ceiling will also eliminate the problem; WITHOUT using any diffusion device. A diffusion device would create the shadows because of a segment of light being thrown forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by studiolabmaster View Post
    i had been using flash bracket and direct flash last time.but dued to the extra weight n fragile of the bracket,its off from my camera now.
    I like shoting portrait shots but was always getting shadows on the side even with bounce light,sometimes uneven light on the face of the people.
    I did tried light spheres years back,now come the new whale tail,is it better or almost the same?Can it be used as direct flash n when shooting portrait will there be shadows?????n also if the subject is so near a backdrop,there should bbe some shadows as its not directly on top of the lens right,make more sense?pls advice.
    http://store.garyfonginc.com/wt2.html
    is it as good as it claims?the same result with the flash bracket?
    apoligised if my english is poor.
    Pls advice

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    Default Re: diffuser for portrait shoots,need advice

    can also bounce on the wall for side light

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    Default Re: diffuser for portrait shoots,need advice

    can bounce on own oily forehead too... works well for me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEV View Post
    can bounce on own oily forehead too... works well for me....


    ....funny lah bro.

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