jeljohns wrote in post #11010622
I did try that and it looked like sh*t. I tried bouncing the flash every which way and they all looked terrible. I really hate flash.
I see lots of other photographers using natural light only inside and I'm just wondering why I can't ever get it to work.
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Most photographers who hate flash do so because the results that they get are not what they wished for. I shoot all over the world with a 550EX flash (which is an oldie but goodie) and a Joe Demb Flash Diffuser Pro. I like the results I get. I also shoot with the miniscule Canon 270EX and a Joe Demb Mini FlipIt Diffuser. I believe that Joe Demb now calls that unit the Photojournalist. These shots were all done with a Canon 30D and a 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens and the flash mounted on the camera's hotshoe.
Here are is a photo shot with the 550EX in a night market in Yongshuo China. The adjustable FlipIt portion of the Flash Diffuser pro allows shooting in areas like this that do not have a ceiling overhead off which to bounce the flash. The lighting looks natural and doesn't (IMO) look like flash was used at all:
Here is a shot bounced off the Flash Diffuser Pro. I didn't bounce off the red ceiling of the shop because it would have given my shot an all over red hue that (even though I always shoot RAW) might have been hard to balance
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Here is a shot of a taffy puller shot outdoors with nothing off which to bounce except the Flash Diffuser pro...
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This is a shot inside a jewelry shop in Stanley market, Hong Kong shot bouncing a 270EX with a Demb Mini FlipIt...
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Here is an image inside the fish section of the Wong Nai Chung Market in Hong Kong. This was shot with the bounced 270EX and Mini FlipIt...
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Contrary to the ideas of many photographers, I shot these in programmed mode using the flash basically for fill. I will most often shoot in the area of ISO 400 to 800. I don't like the results of my 30D at over ISO 800. I can control my lighting using programmed mode just fine...