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Feb 22, 2012 17:48 |  #16

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Had the flash on-camera in TTL and bounced it into a white reflector I was holding over their heads. Created some nice soft light :)

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Feb 22, 2012 18:00 |  #17

boerewors wrote in post #13946274 (external link)
a stofen gives too much direct lighting imo.

Yeah, I agree. I only use it when I can only use the ceiling for bounce. I dislike the dark shadows in eyes when only ceiling bounce is used.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:42 |  #18

juggy4805 wrote in post #13946388 (external link)
Yeah, I agree. I only use it when I can only use the ceiling for bounce. I dislike the dark shadows in eyes when only ceiling bounce is used.

Give the flash bender a try. Positioned straight up and unbent, it has a similar effect as the stofen, but throws much softer light directly towards your subject.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:32 as a reply to  @ post 13946274 |  #19

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Feb 22, 2012 22:36 |  #20

mystik610 wrote in post #13947992 (external link)
Give the flash bender a try. Positioned straight up and unbent, it has a similar effect as the stofen, but throws much softer light directly towards your subject.

I have a modifier similar to that. Doesn't work with the portrait orientation of the camera like the omnibounce does as far as on camera flash.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:57 |  #21

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I have a modifier similar to that. Doesn't work with the portrait orientation of the camera like the omnibounce does as far as on camera flash.

The flash bender would work in any orientation, you just have to rotate it. ;) I have the flashbender kit, and an onmibounce. The omnibounce has become a cup to hold small hardware. :lol:


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Feb 22, 2012 23:07 |  #22

Here's one with bare flash bounced off a wall to my left to simulate what the window light "should" look like. There is actually no skin smoothing here, just a focus that was ever so slightly off, coupled with a mild diffuse glow layer.

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Feb 22, 2012 23:48 |  #23

I am not a fan of ceiling bounce, but this is one reason for me to try it again some time. Great shot!

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Feb 23, 2012 07:49 |  #24

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Thanks for sharing. The first is my favourite :). my wife is due in mid June. Cant wait to snap my first born images.

I wish I could go back and take those shots again. Having a baby is such an amazing journey and lets face it, we are photographers…each shot we take is better than the last if we are doing things right. Thanks by the way!

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I have this exact trunk, but I keep all my camera gear in mine, not a baby! :D

Great shot!!!

Thanks, we use it for her toys, I have yet to figure out what to do with my camera stuff. Maybe soon I’ll figure it out!

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The last one is amazing. How did you get your baby to sit still?

Thanks, I call it my “dark side” baby. She kind of looks like a Star Wars character. For this shot my wife was bouncing her on her leg and when my wife would pause she would just stare at me for a second. So out the camera came and I got the shot!


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Feb 23, 2012 12:54 as a reply to  @ jerefish's post |  #25

Will bouncing off the ceiling work if your ceiling is something like 18 feet high? If not, what's an alternative strategy?


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Feb 23, 2012 13:23 |  #26

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Will bouncing off the ceiling work if your ceiling is something like 18 feet high? If not, what's an alternative strategy?

It will. I prefer to use walls however as they give more directionality to the light. Using a bounce/fill card will help as well. I normally have a flashbender attached or I'll have the bounce card in the flash extended.
Try picking up "On Camera Flash Techniques" by Neil Van Neikerk. You'd be amazed at just what can be done with proper bounced flash. ;)


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Feb 23, 2012 15:00 |  #27

Thanks, scatterbrained.

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It will. I prefer to use walls however as they give more directionality to the light. Using a bounce/fill card will help as well. I normally have a flashbender attached or I'll have the bounce card in the flash extended.
Try picking up "On Camera Flash Techniques" by Neil Van Neikerk. You'd be amazed at just what can be done with proper bounced flash. ;)


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Feb 23, 2012 15:14 |  #28

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aahhh, at last someone uses a reflector. I want to try this out as soon i can get a reflector. Thanks for sharing and yes, i believe ettl is the way to go when using on camera flash.

Yeah if you get a large enough reflector you actually end up with a pretty big light source. Ideally you'd have an assistant or a stand thought because holding the reflector and your camera with a flash mounted on top is pretty heavy.


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Feb 23, 2012 23:05 |  #29

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Will bouncing off the ceiling work if your ceiling is something like 18 feet high? If not, what's an alternative strategy?

i have bounced off of roofs double that height. You will need higher ISO and wider apertures for that to be effective, but as others have said, rather use a wall if its possible. The light looks so much better when it comes from a lower angle than directly up


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Feb 24, 2012 18:34 |  #30

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