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What am I doing wrong with my speedlite for these interior photos?

 
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Nov 17, 2011 13:13 |  #16

Here's a good video showing the technique of capturing multiple shots with various strobe placements and blending them together in photoshop:

http://vimeo.com/31577​449 (external link)


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Nov 17, 2011 15:02 |  #17

You can see the limitation of a single light source in the photos of the OP...hot spot in the center of the ceiling, edges of the room (ceiling) falling off in brightness noticeably darker...Inverse Square law very clearly shown in action!


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Nov 17, 2011 19:23 |  #18

Along with the excellent advise so far in this thread, you have the bad luck of shooting white surfaces with what I suspect, the camera in ETTL. If I understand, you have a 580 flash, in my experience, it has enough power to cover that complete room (albeit not in a proper photographic manner) in a way that may suffice a humble attempt. In the cases in which I have shot at something with a high reflectance such as those white surfaces, I have had the same result you have shown here.
While I would suggest using multiple flashes around the area for a more dramatic and architectural effect, I would sugges that you try your flash in manual and chimp around to see what you get.

I hope this helps

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Nov 18, 2011 03:40 |  #19

I'll repeat for emphasis: I'd start of without flash.

You should only need flash as fill or effect, certainly not as main light: It looks fake / ugly / whatever you want to call it, at least unless you really know how to use it.


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Nov 19, 2011 08:48 |  #20

You need to read thru this discussion. It is all about the type of photography that you want to do.
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=902973



  
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Nov 19, 2011 21:08 |  #21

Try bracketing and combine in photoshop or HDR software.


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