Use of Omni-Bounce Outdoors


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coolace78

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would like to know if there is any point in using the Omni-Bounce outdoors pointing straight ahead at subject? does it diffuse the flash to give a less harsh look?

what does pointing at 45/60 degrees do outdoors? cause there is no ceiling to bounce the flash off.
 

zac08

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would like to know if there is any point in using the Omni-Bounce outdoors pointing straight ahead at subject? does it diffuse the flash to give a less harsh look?

what does pointing at 45/60 degrees do outdoors? cause there is no ceiling to bounce the flash off.
The flash output would be diffused, but the surface area of the omnibounce is small, so there is only a slight improvement. Also note that the flash would have to work at a higher power (or full power) to get the lighting up to the requirement.

At an angle, there is a slight bounce internally, but not much effect to be seen on the subject.

In such a case, either use a bounce card, or just shoot directly (at a compensated flash ev value)
 

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Omni-Bounce works better with walls and ceiling, so the light is wrap around your subject, at outdoor, no walls no ceiling, you won't get the same effect as indoor, only wasting flash power.
 

hammie

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Depends on ppl preferences. I use direct for far shot and a ABBC for close shot
 

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