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Thread: Macro/close-up wtih external flash

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    Default Macro/close-up wtih external flash

    Heres a dumb question for e pros.

    If the flash is mounted high up e cam.. how can it be used for e above case?? It always end up with harsh shadow on 1 side.

    Do I need to use a bounce card.. I have a omibounce but it don't help in this case.

    Phil

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    External flash with omnibounce should produce very good effects. What do you mean by harsh shadows on one side?

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    Because the external flash is elevated from the lens.. e flash will light up e top of e subject while e bottom is dark... creating a shadow... like an elipse like that..

    Phil

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    Originally posted by Phil
    Because the external flash is elevated from the lens.. e flash will light up e top of e subject while e bottom is dark... creating a shadow... like an elipse like that..

    Phil
    I get what you mean. I'm pretty much experiencing this too:


    But i think so far this is a much better technique compared to direct flash or with a bounce card, while keeping the background brightly lit.

    You may wish to try using a ring flash, which can eliminate most of the shadows. But i'm not sure how it'll affect the background. Have not tried that.

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