urgent help with flashgun needed


ahming111

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Hi everyone,
i need some help here. my frens have asked me to cover an open air event tonight, so there's no ceiling for me to bounce the light from my flashgun.

what can i to bounce the light or maybe it less harsh. i got a reflecter card attached to the flashgun and also a diffuser if that's any help.

thanks
 

Numnumball

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Hi everyone,
i need some help here. my frens have asked me to cover an open air event tonight, so there's no ceiling for me to bounce the light from my flashgun.

what can i to bounce the light or maybe it less harsh. i got a reflecter card attached to the flashgun and also a diffuser if that's any help.

thanks
U dun need to bounce off the ceiling to diffuse ur flash

What u have surely suffice.

u can even diy to do sth like this

http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?page=39
 

ahming111

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U dun need to bounce off the ceiling to diffuse ur flash

What u have surely suffice.

u can even diy to do sth like this

http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?page=39
so where shld i point the flash to?

it's at night, so dnt want to have a very bright subject while backgrd is dark.

btw, i think i have something similar to the item you showed in the link
 

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Hi TS,

it doesn't matter what diffuser u use if you do not meter for the background/ambient light you will get a bright foreground vs a dark background.
 

Numnumball

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so where shld i point the flash to?

it's at night, so dnt want to have a very bright subject while backgrd is dark.

btw, i think i have something similar to the item you showed in the link
Just point ur flashgun upwards.. with diffuser in place..

Of cos u wont want ur flash to overpower ur ambience, adjust ur ISO accordingly to compensate for a "suitable handheld shutter duration at a desirable aperture choice.

Below taken with SB900 with Demp flip it pro 1/4 M power -0.3EV

 

ahming111

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Just point ur flashgun upwards.. with diffuser in place..

Of cos u wont want ur flash to overpower ur ambience, adjust ur ISO accordingly to compensate for a "suitable handheld shutter duration at a desirable aperture choice.

Below taken with SB900 with Demp flip it pro 1/4 M power -0.3EV

wat's the flash mode? slow, normal, rear etc...?

so i just point upwards and need to adjust those flaps tht reflects the flash?
 

allenleonhart

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wat's the flash mode? slow, normal, rear etc...?

so i just point upwards and need to adjust those flaps tht reflects the flash?
and hopefully ur flash has enough power. remember shutter speed incase of subject blur after u use ur flash etc. if u gonna bump up iso, remember noise consideration. if i'm u, and i dun have a high end body but just my 450d, i'll take a black bg over no photos.
 

Numnumball

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wat's the flash mode? slow, normal, rear etc...?

so i just point upwards and need to adjust those flaps tht reflects the flash?
i will suggest u read up more on flash exposure

it will help in the long run.

here
 

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