When you need a tiny tiny little bitty bit of fill-in flash


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ed9119

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Sometimes when working up close (within 2m or less of subject) I'd like the fill in flash to be stopped waaaayyyyy doooowwwwnnnnn for a tiny bitsy bit of fill in lighting, without compromising on my aperture and shutter settings, built in flashes and attached flashes often falls short

So here is my 0.1cents solution...... using a regular office post-it pad and some scotch tape





The off white pad throws a little bit of warmth onto the image as well kekeke :bsmilie:

Using a low GN flash unit (2nd hand Sunpak auto24SR) that has a switch that allows me to dial down 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8th power outputs

If fill-in still not subtle enough...... tape over 1 or 2 more post-its

Unit attached to a receiver that triggers via remote mounted on camera hotshoe

Unit normally sits on a little table top tripod

Flash purists and strobists will laugh at this....... primitive method kekekeke :)
 

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zac08

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Flash purists and strobists will laugh at this....... primitive method kekekeke :)
Why so?

there are so many ways around it... I made my own snoot for my flash too. With a piece of black foam sheet. Looking at making more stuff too, like a grid, etc... :)
 

chalib

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Possible to show us the result? :)
 

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