# Thread: shooting vertical with an external flash

1. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
please stop using the term "shoot vertical" if you're intending to describe shooting in portrait orientation. It's really confusing.
I don't know whether you really mean vertical (as in the lens is pointed vertically toward the ground or sky) or not.

45 degrees in what orientation?
An angle (eg. 45 degrees) means nothing without a frame of reference, an axis about which the angle is described.
what vertical and what 45 degrees? super confusing right?

My guess is pokiemon was saying TS is shooting in landscape orientation with flash head titled at 45 degrees, but asking how to adjust the flash head when shooting in portrait orientation?

Originally Posted by pokiemon
the question is how do u do a 45 degrees if you were shooting vertical?????

2. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Originally Posted by catchlights
what vertical and what 45 degrees? super confusing right?

My guess is pokiemon was saying TS is shooting in landscape orientation with flash head titled at 45 degrees, but asking how to adjust the flash head when shooting in portrait orientation?
45 degrees is confusing as well.

For example, the camera is in portrait orientation, with the hotshoe-mounted flash to the left of the lens.

If the flash is angled in-between fully-forward and left, that's 45 degrees.
If the flash is angled in-between fully-backward and left, that's 45 degrees as well.
If the flash is angled in-between fully-horizontal and fully-vertical (upright), that's 45 degrees as well.
If the flash is angled in-between fully-horizontal and fully-vertical (downwards), that's 45 degrees as well.

so pokiemon... which is it?

3. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Doesn't matter vertical or 45 degree or watever. The important question is - WHERE do you want the flash to bounce FROM? Point your flash head in that direction. If your flash head has swivel limitation then too bad, use bounce card or something.

4. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
please stop using the term "shoot vertical" if you're intending to describe shooting in portrait orientation. It's really confusing.
I don't know whether you really mean vertical (as in the lens is pointed vertically toward the ground or sky) or not.

45 degrees in what orientation?
An angle (eg. 45 degrees) means nothing without a frame of reference, an axis about which the angle is described.
This is what we lay people call engineer's talk! hehehehe.

5. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Originally Posted by dingaroo
This is what we lay people call engineer's talk! hehehehe.
i thought it's mathematician's talk...

6. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

To solve his problem, use a corded TTL flash so that flash is off-camera, he can tilt the flash in any angle he wants. So right hand holding on to the camera, left hand lifting and tilting the flash. Like shown in option 2 below.

Picture taken from this website.

Problem solved.

7. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

then use third hand to zoom?
hehehehe....

flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.

8. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
then use third hand to zoom?
hehehehe....

flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
Flash cord with flash bracket will do the trick lor...

9. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

You can find the bracket for your flash here
Originally Posted by dingaroo
When getting the flash bracket, don't forget to get the Off Camera TTL Flash Cord.

Cheers!
Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
then use third hand to zoom?
hehehehe....

flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
Originally Posted by Numnumball
Flash cord with flash bracket will do the trick lor...
Exactly what I had suggested earlier. Then third hand can be used to
scratch any part of his body that itches ... HEHEHEHE! Hope TS
doesn't itch much! LOL!

10. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Wow.. I like the flash.. good for VERTICAL SHOOTING MODE
QUOTE=tehzeh;6165361]u mean something like this:

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11. ## Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
then use third hand to zoom?
hehehehe....

flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
maybe the flash can mount on the head. solve all the problem...

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