think both camera and flash can be set, right? canon can't meh? use full manual setting lah
haha, ya, I guess this is the easiest option. flash at ceiling with OM and bounce card. Going to try this weekend!
Canon 450D | Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM | Canon 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS | 430EXII | Gitzo GT0541, 486RC2
1. Set ISO to the required level (normally I start at lowest).
2. Use the camera to meter the scene when you adjust the aperture and shutter speed by looking at the +/- section.
3. Set aperture to the required amount (aperture controls the amount of light, esp. from the flash).
- 3.1 If you want to use wide aperture (e.g. f/2.8), you can decrease flash power, decrease ISO, or use ND filter.
4. Set to a shutter speed that does not pass the max sync speed (normally 1/200s). The shutter speed controls ambient light.
- 4.1 If you need more ambient light, decrease shutter speed.
--- 4.1.1 If shutter speed is so slow that cannot be handheld, use a tripod.
- 4.2 If you need less ambient light, increase shutter speed.
--- 4.2.1 If the shutter speed is at the max (e.g. 1/200s), you can use ND filter and/or decrease ISO.
5. Set the flash sync speed to an amount and try it out.
- 5.1 If you need more light from the flash, increase it or move the light closer (inverse sq law).
--- 5.1.1 If you are at max power and need more light, you can add another flash, and/or increase ISO and/or decreased aperture f-number (bigger aperture).
- 5.2 If you need less light from the flash, decrease it or move it further from the subject (inverse sq law).
--- 5.2.1 If you cannot decrease it anymore, you can use ND filter, and/or decrease ISO, and/or increase aperture f-number (smaller aperture).
6. If you want softer light, the size of the light source should be bigger in comparison to the subject and also the distance from the subject.
Hope this helps
Take a scenario of shooting hot-shoe flash portraiture on full-frame 50 mm vs 150 mm;
On 50 mm you will definately need a huge diffuser like light-sphere to acheive a nice soft lighting.
However on 150 mm, i would use a direct flash-head omni-bounce and acheive the better or equivalent.
what ever happen to the good old, foc, macdonal tissue paper + a rubber band?
photography makes one sees things from all angles.