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Share the pictures that you did took on single flash for on camera in portrait.

 
Etelka
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Sep 25, 2011 05:45 |  #1

I did check before I did create a topic about using single flash on camera for portrait.

So I am going to bring it up this topic to share to everyone to using single flash for on camera only.

Do you have any tips/share about using an a single flash for on camera in portrait and welcome to share on this topic.

Share the pictures that you did took on single flash for on camera in portrait.




  
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Sep 25, 2011 06:48 |  #2

The biggest tip for when you have only a single flash on the camera is to bounce it. Any light that is coming directly from the camera is going to look flat and harsh. Bounce the light off a wall or ceiling, and it will look much better.


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Sep 25, 2011 07:02 |  #3

Here's a thread in the Small Flash and Studio Lighting sub-forum.

The On Camera Flash Challenge -- Post your Creative Best!!!


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Sep 26, 2011 13:35 |  #4

stu46 - I am understand that there is other forum... I am talking about single flash for on camera in portrait only.. Other topic is for others things that not for only for portrait....




  
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Sep 26, 2011 15:51 as a reply to  @ Etelka's post |  #5

I would bounce the flash and use a Joe Demb Flash Difuser Pro.

www.dembflashproducts.​com (external link)

The way the set up would look is illustrated in the image on the far right of this trio...

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However, if I were going to do any portrait work with single flash, I would bounce my flash using a Stroboframe Camera Flip Bracket which can be obtained used on eBay fairly inexpensively.

http://www.ebay.com …ories&hash=item​519b0d5cd3 (external link)

Bouncing the flash and using the Flash Diffuser Pro can produce some very nice images. I use an off-camera flash cord but, could use the wireless sync of my 7D if I desired...

IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/photos/1244551055_ox8GE-L.jpg
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IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/photos/1244320241_7kTXJ-L.jpg
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IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/photos/1244840976_GPhDr-L.jpg
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Sep 27, 2011 00:03 |  #6

In my opinion, the master of on-camera flash is Neil Van Niekerk. Just so happens that he shares pretty much all of his techniques free of charge. Lucky us, check him out at Tangents (external link).


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Sep 27, 2011 11:02 |  #7

well, you could theoretically create a thread for EVERY conceivable photo style, but then we'd never get anywhere.


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Sep 27, 2011 18:35 |  #8

kompressor wrote in post #13169115 (external link)
In my opinion, the master of on-camera flash is Neil Van Niekerk. Just so happens that he shares pretty much all of his techniques free of charge. Lucky us, check him out at Tangents (external link).

Good stuff there!

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