flash during travels


dniwkh

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I used to hate the weight of an extra flash on my travels.

But my next trip is following a tour group so I decided to bring my external flash along. My camera is a D700 and the flash is SB700. I am wondering has anyone crazy enough to experiment with remote flash during travelling, to get side lit, back lit portraits?

I have never met any tourists who actually used remote flash gun...
 

sinned79

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i believe u wun have much time to explore unless u already know what u doing (as in can set up everything in a jiffy without experimenting a few shots to get it right).

joining tour groups is pretty hectic and rush. sometimes u dun even have time to set your tripod to get your composition right, u are "pushed" to go off to next destination.

things will be different if its F&E... cos u got the time in the world to do whatever you like (like shooting long exposure shots).

so my advise... if u going for tour group... use your brain to photo the place and enjoy the tour else u spent too much time getting the photo and flash right... u got no time to tour around.

I never bring my flash for my trips (although i only do F&E) cos I dun really take photos of myself. I only do landscape and street shots on my tours.
 

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yup jus one on the rightside of subject... camera on tripod self timer flash handheld!
 

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Two words for that photo. Epic Win. *thumbsup
 

BBTM

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Discussed with my friend on having eqps during trip. Some time we bring so much is to capture the moment n not show off. Time n $, do we have that much to go to same place more than once? Unless u comes from a rich family, else, bring whatever u need, u might miss that moment n u will feels sad. Tired is one thing, but reward yourself with good memories.
 

dniwkh

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came back from my trip.

conclusion is that the flash is not worth the effort. Weighs you down. tedious to set up.
 

eleveninth

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dniwkh said:
came back from my trip.

conclusion is that the flash is not worth the effort. Weighs you down. tedious to set up.
Lol. U dont say
 

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