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Jan 06, 2013 17:58 |  #1

I would like to know what light modifier you use when you do weddings?

A lot of weddings are in poor light so I wanted to see what on camera flash modifier if any you use and why?

I know there is no best as every situation is different but wanted to get a feel for something that would work well in low conditions that I find typically don't have any decent ceilings for bounce.

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Jan 06, 2013 18:03 |  #2

Bounce. The rest of my modifiers are for my off camera lights.


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Jan 06, 2013 22:37 |  #3

^^ Same as above. I don't use a modifier for my on-camera flash; I bounce it off the walls (or ceiling, if I have to). This gives much better light, since it looks softer and more directional. A light 'modifier' (such as a Sto-Fen or a Gary Fong) doesn't really provide that much softening of the light: both are so small, it's nearly the same as using a bare flash.


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Jan 07, 2013 05:08 |  #4

Check out the Gary Fong Origami attachment for your flash. Not only do you bounce off of walls and celings, you can also "bend" the light using the diffuser. Hope it helps!


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Jan 07, 2013 12:20 |  #5

i bounce, normally the ceiling dependant on its height. or flash card forward a little




  
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Jan 07, 2013 12:26 |  #6

Rogue flashbender. Its ability to adjust the amount of bounce versus the amount of light kicking forward by a quick bend of the card makes it a winner for me. It can double as a flag if you like the "black foamie thing" approach and can roll into a snoot if you need one.




  
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Jan 07, 2013 13:08 |  #7

I carry a Flashbender in my bag since it lays flat and doesn't take up any substantial amount of space. I've used the it on a couple rare occasions when bouncing wasn't an option. It's definitely not the easiest thing to handle, since it's basically a big, heavy sail hanging off the top of your flash head, but it provides better results than the Lightsphere IMO since you can manipulate its shape.


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Jan 07, 2013 14:04 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #8

Another bouncer here. Most flash modifiers increase your surface area by a few inches, which isn't much of a modification at all. If the ceilings are too high, I use a black foam flash modifier (external link).

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Jan 07, 2013 15:12 |  #9

The one place I do a lot of weddings at has no white ceiling just dark stained wooden beams, its hard to bounce off wood.

I also know that off camera is best but that takes time because everyone is running fast and furious...



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Jan 08, 2013 00:49 |  #10

Fong, pocketbox, and large rogue flashbender. They all work pretty well in venues where you can't bounce.




  
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Jan 08, 2013 13:57 |  #11

Stofen when bouncing. Flashbender when not.


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Jan 08, 2013 14:40 |  #12

Bounce with a Demb flip


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Jan 09, 2013 07:06 |  #13

Most of the store-bought diffusers can't do more for you than a large bounce card or the diy foam diffuser (other than empty your wallet). To this day, I only bounce off walls/celiings or use one of them.


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Jan 09, 2013 10:38 |  #14

Rouge flash bender. I mainly bounce but the flash bender will project a bit of light forward too.


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Jan 09, 2013 15:05 |  #15

Large bounce card.


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