Help with pop-up flashes


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Lifehalo

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Hi, I've been using Powershot S3 for a while now. I took many photos with the built-in flash but I hate the white-out or 'fake light' look on subjects that the build-in flash creates?

I read some posts and found that you need a diffuser for flash. But those diffusers are for external flashes. I'm wondering if there is any way I can use a diffuser on a pop-up flash like the one on the S3??

Also, if there is a need for a slave flash, how to attach the slave flash together with the camera? Or do I need to be holding both the camera and the slave flash?

Any advice would be much appreciated. :)
 

jumbocrab

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Actually, if you want a cheap home-made solution, try cutting a piece of A4 paper in that shape and stick on.
 

user111

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powershot can use slave flash? i thought this is dslr domain :think:
 

Lifehalo

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Lifehalo

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Actually, if you want a cheap home-made solution, try cutting a piece of A4 paper in that shape and stick on.
I tried normal paper, but it created a sort of a shadow instead. Do you think aluminium foil will work??
 

mega32

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The idea is to diffuse not reflex.
Try a translusent sheet of plastic cut into the shape of the lumiquest.
 

compro_1975

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dun use the usual paper, use rice paper, or those OHP ones
 

Nshooter

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use tissue paper.. mai hiam buay pai la. i cheapo.:p
 

Lifehalo

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i found that tissue paper works quite well. haha :D
 

Nshooter

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give me a five man.. keke.. and it's cheap and disposable. and also can choose to have 1 ply 2 pl or 3 ply depending on your requirement. hehe ;p
 

xeon11

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dun use the usual paper, use rice paper, or those OHP ones
actually i found that using the lumiquest soft screen + paper to be the most effective. I could even take a picture of myself through a mirror with direct flash blasting without any unwanted flares, shadows etc...
 

skopio

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actually i found that using the lumiquest soft screen + paper to be the most effective. I could even take a picture of myself through a mirror with direct flash blasting without any unwanted flares, shadows etc...
use soft screen why still need paper??? :dunno:
 

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