View Poll Results: How do u shoot with Flash?

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  • Omnibounce

    274 32.78%
  • Bounce card

    256 30.62%
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    205 24.52%
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Thread: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by keast View Post
    i use those whitish transparent breakfast cereal plastic bag which is can hold its shape. just shape it up and rubber band it onto the flash head. i fit a bounce card before strapping the plastic bag on to direct the light forward.

    used this method recently at rockmaster, not bad just that i duno how to control the old school manual flash.


    apparently my cam doesnt read the flash according to exif data
    haha..sama.. my manual flash oso like not "acknowledged" by my cam. haha... it shows flash NOT fired...

    anw, the lighting seems fine... nt bad ah...
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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    To answer the question first, i feel omnibounce actually does nothing much outdoor, it is more useful indoor. For outdoor flash, I prefer either the 580 build in bounce card or hand boucing technique than to actually diy a bounce card as it requires 0 addition cost and labor(cutting card and sticking things) and your hand actually gives a very close to human skin (well it is actually) diffused warm coloring flash. It works great, try it!

    I actually read an article about diffusing flash from one magazine, will scan it and post tonight if i have time .

    anyway, anyone knows where can i get the garyfong whaletail diffuser? how much is it and does it comes with all the colored gel?
    Last edited by Benosaurous; 21st July 2008 at 04:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    I have been using the Omnibounce as of late. But ever since I read this post a few mins ago, I decided to search more. And i found this!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RNCmuExlHvM

    I tried it, and yes, it gives the most natural looking flash thus far.
    For me anyways.


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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    I have been using the Omnibounce as of late. But ever since I read this post a few mins ago, I decided to search more. And i found this!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RNCmuExlHvM

    I tried it, and yes, it gives the most natural looking flash thus far.
    For me anyways.

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    any tutorial to DIY bounce card for pop up flash?

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by gaoxing840 View Post
    any tutorial to DIY bounce card for pop up flash?
    Pop up is already a direct flash.. u can't bounce that....

    U can make a diffuser for that though....
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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by mekamon View Post
    I have been using the Omnibounce as of late. But ever since I read this post a few mins ago, I decided to search more. And i found this!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RNCmuExlHvM

    I tried it, and yes, it gives the most natural looking flash thus far.
    For me anyways.

    Hi:
    I used to use Light Sphere but was converted right away when someone sold me The SoftLite Diffuser.
    See the following link for details: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400383
    Our Team of Event Photographers is using the indispensable The SoftLite Diffuser.
    Take a look at this link to see photos taken with The SoftLite Diffuser http://softlitediffuser.blogspot.com/
    If you have questions, pls get in touch with me at softlitediffuser@gmail.com

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by JWT View Post
    Hi:
    I used to use Light Sphere but was converted right away when someone sold me The SoftLite Diffuser.
    See the following link for details: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400383
    Our Team of Event Photographers is using the indispensable The SoftLite Diffuser.
    Take a look at this link to see photos taken with The SoftLite Diffuser http://softlitediffuser.blogspot.com/
    If you have questions, pls get in touch with me at softlitediffuser@gmail.com
    just to check if the softlite diffuser able to fix into sb900?

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    is the softlite diffuser good? anyone used it and prefered it? show pic if possible for comparisons
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    "There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." -Ansel Adams

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjoys View Post
    the results seems preety good leh
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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by serametin View Post
    just to check if the softlite diffuser able to fix into sb900?
    should be able to. it fits on the sb800 very nicely. Its using those strong black rubber bands to attach itself to the flash so it's able to expand and contract to fit diff sizes flashes.

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by maswu View Post
    is the softlite diffuser good? anyone used it and prefered it? show pic if possible for comparisons
    Here's a link of pics taken using the Softlite diffuser.. not by me of course.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8494974@N06/

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Hi everyone,
    Sorry to OT a little. Can I ask which is the prefered or more effective add-on for the external bounce flash indoor?

    I'm tried using a DIY bounce card for a indoor shoot. Some of the shots are ok, but some are seriously over-exposed..
    I'm looking at a different perpective of life.

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Howard View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Sorry to OT a little. Can I ask which is the prefered or more effective add-on for the external bounce flash indoor?

    I'm tried using a DIY bounce card for a indoor shoot. Some of the shots are ok, but some are seriously over-exposed..

    depends on the camera setting and flash setting also,,,,

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Howard View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Sorry to OT a little. Can I ask which is the prefered or more effective add-on for the external bounce flash indoor?

    I'm tried using a DIY bounce card for a indoor shoot. Some of the shots are ok, but some are seriously over-exposed..
    Dude.... have u been reading?

    THERE is no BEST method or BEST option. It all depends on the scene and how you want to light the subjects.

    If the subject is over-exposed, either you are using too much flash power (drop the flash ev) or you are too close to the subject (use smaller bounce card or dun stay too close...)
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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    I see, how does the omnibounce work? Pointing the Flash directly at the object or person?
    My apologies if my question are too noob cause I'm still learning to control the light for indoor shots.
    Last edited by Shin Howard; 29th September 2008 at 04:27 PM.
    I'm looking at a different perpective of life.

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Howard View Post
    I see, how does the omnibounce work? Pointing the Flash directly at the object or person?
    My apologies if my question are too noob cause I'm still learning to control the light for indoor shots.
    No worries... everyone starts somewhere...

    Omnibounce is advised to be used either upwards or slightly forward at 60 degrees.

    I'd advise you to get a model (can be inanimate), and pactise with all the different angles, flash ev settings and also different flash modifiers.

    This is one of my models which I find good to practise on :



    This was lit with a off camera flash (snooted) and aimed down from the top left.
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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Michael, thanks for the info.
    If this is a product shot, I think will have to increase the light on the plastic model face & reduce the shadow cast on the BG...
    Does setting up 1 more flash unit on the right help?
    Last edited by Shin Howard; 29th September 2008 at 04:54 PM.
    I'm looking at a different perpective of life.

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    Default Re: Which do u prefer: OmiBounce, Bounce Card or Diffuser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Howard View Post
    Michael, thanks for the info.
    If this is a product shot, I think will have to increase the light on the plastic model face & reduce the shadow cast on the BG...
    Does setting up 1 more flash unit on the right help?
    It's more of a mood shoot... playing with lighting and having fun with the models...
    I shot it past midnight when I couldn't sleep....
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