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First wedding, diffuser suggestions needed!

 
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Nov 11, 2011 13:50 |  #31

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Nov 11, 2011 14:13 |  #32

Oopss.. my bad..


For a minute I thought you were doing the office joke.. what he or she said joke.


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Nov 11, 2011 18:03 |  #33

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Direct flash camera mounted IS the WORST possible type of light. So you can bounce it off a card, or mount it on a bracket/ hold it up higher...


Hmmmm - I use direct on-camera flash for about 98% of my outdoor work....bouncing off a card outdoors is just wasting flash power, and carrying a light stand or bracket seriously decreases mobility. I even wrote a blog post on it: http://shootstyle.com …-bride-shell-like-it.html (external link)

Indoors I agree 100% with Tim and others. A flip-it or other bounce card is all I use if I can't find a willing wall to bounce off of.


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Nov 11, 2011 23:26 |  #34

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Hmmmm - I use direct on-camera flash for about 98% of my outdoor work....bouncing off a card outdoors is just wasting flash power, and carrying a light stand or bracket seriously decreases mobility. I even wrote a blog post on it: http://shootstyle.com …-bride-shell-like-it.html (external link)

Indoors I agree 100% with Tim and others. A flip-it or other bounce card is all I use if I can't find a willing wall to bounce off of.

I concur with Jamie to a point. If you are moving around a lot then on-camera fill is the way to go. But if you are creating a more artistic shot where you have a few minutes (and by few I mean 3 or more minutes), then off camera flash is my preferred method of lighting.


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Nov 11, 2011 23:34 |  #35

I know other photographers use Gary Fong to produce awesome images.


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Nov 11, 2011 23:47 |  #36

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I know other photographers use Gary Fong to produce awesome images.

If I had Gary Fong by my side for every assignment I could produce awesome images every time too!  :p

But to get back on track, the fong dong only works in a room where the light can bounce off of walls/ceilings. You can achieve pretty much the same effect by pointing your flash behind you. Outdoors you are just as well off using direct flash.


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Nov 12, 2011 01:58 |  #37

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If I had Gary Fong by my side for every assignment I could produce awesome images every time too!  :p

But to get back on track, the fong dong only works in a room where the light can bounce off of walls/ceilings. You can achieve pretty much the same effect by pointing your flash behind you. Outdoors you are just as well off using direct flash.

It's probably because it's late and I'm tired and a little drunk, but your post made me visual little Gary Fongs that you can buy and put in your bag and pull out and put on your shoulder when you need his help and advice. And then I giggled for about five minutes.


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Nov 13, 2011 13:27 |  #38

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I know other photographers use Gary Fong to produce awesome images.

Sure they do and you can. There are others that do not use one and can create just as equal or better images.

My only beef the Fong is marketing. I see no problem if someone chooses to use it after learning about light. Then you are making and informed decision. I have a feeling a high percentage of people stop using it after learning about light.

I thought it was a miracle before taking lighten courses and preparing for a wedding. I gave both mine away - cloudy and clear. Not even sure why I had two? Seemed like a good idea a the time.


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Nov 13, 2011 17:33 |  #39

I forgot to say sure they do and can under the right conditions. It needs something to bounce off. A lot of light is usually wasted.


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