Sorry if this sound stupid, but I'm new to using off-camera flash.
I have a 430ExII with an ebay trigger on manual mode, dialed to the lowest setting it can go (1/64).
I'm using a 17-55 at 55mm for a tight headshot. The flash is 3 ft away from the subject, with an omnibounce. Nearer = softer, right?
Problem is, the flash is too powerful, resulting in the subject being overexposed. Since the power is already at the minimum, what can I do to lower the flash output? In ETTL mode it's really easy using flash compensation.
Thanks, and cheers!