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    Default All the Fuss about Bounce Card.....

    Hi All....

    I was asked yesterday by some newbies and some CS members on whay do we need a Flash Bounce Card.....

    So i tot it would be great to jusz provide some illustration here....


    As you can see with a tilt bounce flash technique, in some cases the ligting may look unnatural as the light gives a top down lighting. Hence creating prominent shadows in these areas:
    - below the nose(if the subject have a long nose)
    - Below the chin
    - Below the eye ball socket(if have deep set eyes)
    - Shouder if the model spots a above shoulder length hair.....
    - High Cheeks
    - In some cases behind the subject


    A bounce flash will help to give a soft frontal lighting hence reducing the shadows mentioned above....
    The Shadows are still needed to give detail so the presence of frontal light is essential...but now dampened a little by the presence of a ratio of frontal light.



    Hope this helps...


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    me
    Last edited by sulhan; 31st July 2003 at 10:18 AM.

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    * togu clap clap clap....

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    great info ...

    but your diagram is not as good as this page

    http://www.lumiquest.com/how.htm
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    question...

    Does omni bounce have the same effect as a bounce card?

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    Default Well...what i can afford...

    Hiee... Mega.....


    Well.... i just did the sketch based on what i can afford during my tea break........


    NIKLEV: The Ominibouce May not have the Power to do a forward ceiling bounce as the Omnibounce Caps the Flash on the forward throw.



    regards,
    Sulhan

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    Question: Why do so many people then use the bounce card in areas where there's no ceiling to bounce off?

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    Originally posted by YSLee
    Question: Why do so many people then use the bounce card in areas where there's no ceiling to bounce off?
    They have imaginary ceiling in their mind.......the bigger the bounce card mounted on flash....the more imaginative the photographer.....
    W204FL

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    Originally posted by Knighthunter
    They have imaginary ceiling in their mind.......the bigger the bounce card mounted on flash....the more imaginative the photographer.....

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    Originally posted by Knighthunter
    They have imaginary ceiling in their mind.......the bigger the bounce card mounted on flash....the more imaginative the photographer.....
    serious, so bounce card is useless outdoors?

    would the omnibounce serve a better purpose outdoors then?

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    Originally posted by mr_jason
    serious, so bounce card is useless outdoors?

    would the omnibounce serve a better purpose outdoors then?
    i think that bounce cards will always be useful indoors or out, to reduce to harshness on the subject... im sorta assuming that we are refereing to outdoor potraits and people or animal pictures...

    also indoors, the bounce card serves to make the effective height of the flash higher... thus decreasing the risk of red eye in your subject... (this is achieved by tilting the head fully vertical such that the build in bounce card is perpendicular to the subject.)

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