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Single speedlight *Bounced* walls & Ceiling examples??

 
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Sep 13, 2013 13:59 |  #31

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Bouncing light from a speedlite is about the only successful approach.
The newer cameras with high ISO performance make it that much easier.

Here are a couple;
First one, the bride wanted a picture with her and her dress before she put it on.
She spent a few minutes trying to think about what to have on for the shot, then told me, wait here, I'll call you when I'm ready.
When she called I went into the bedroom and there she was, in bed, looking up at her dress. I brought the mamosa and chocolete strawberries over to the bed and we had the shot.

Window light camera left, and as can be seen in the mirror, fill from bounced speedlite into wall behind me.

Second shot was done in the bride's parent's living room. Picture window behind her, speedlite bounced into the wall and ceiling camera right for fill.

I see you in the window!!!




  
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Sep 13, 2013 19:14 as a reply to  @ post 16293947 |  #32

Off a reflector.

So, is there a white reflector (on a tripod) left camera or behind camera and the speedlite is aimed at it?




  
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Sep 13, 2013 22:00 |  #33

On a tripod with a boom to the left.


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Sep 14, 2013 08:37 as a reply to  @ post 16289409 |  #34

...well, i don't know much about bouncing flash or flash for that matter but I do know that this guy is probably clueless just like me!


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Sep 14, 2013 08:48 |  #35

Bounced left and forward.

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Sep 14, 2013 09:18 |  #36

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...well, i don't know much about bouncing flash or flash for that matter but I do know that this guy is probably clueless just like me!


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Looks like an omni bounce style dome. Won't do a thing outdoors. Sorry it will do one thing, reduce flash power.


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Sep 14, 2013 17:52 |  #37

On camera 430 EX II bounced off rear wall:

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If I don't get the shots I want with the gear I have, the only optics I need to examine is the mirror on the bathroom wall. The root cause will be there.

  
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Sep 14, 2013 18:12 |  #38

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On camera 580ex II, bounced off ceiling, windows for backlight. Assignment had time constraint of shooting doctor and staff of eight in different rooms within an hour, so bounce was best option for me.

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I like how you controlled the outside light. A very natural looking shot.


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Sep 15, 2013 05:26 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #39

Bounced off ceiling and behind me onto a white wall. Bathrooms are great little studios lol.

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Sep 15, 2013 06:37 as a reply to  @ CircuitR's post |  #40

Another female redhead. :)

Flash aimed up, behind, and to the right.

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Sep 15, 2013 08:24 |  #41

digital paradise wrote in post #16296620 (external link)
I like how you controlled the outside light. A very natural looking shot.

Thank you. The window light was nice for a medical office so I used it, but the interior reflections did pose an issue. Using an adjoining perspective for both windows kept it to a minimum.

I like the intimacy of soft light and shallow depth of field in all of your photos. I tend to go for more contrast which looks journalistic or commercial, so I'm enjoying all the examples of softer light shown in this thread.




  
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Sep 15, 2013 08:51 as a reply to  @ oldvultureface's post |  #42

Here is an example

Left to right

T2i pop up flash
430exii flash straight on
430exii bounced on angle ceiling behind

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Sep 15, 2013 10:49 |  #43

Here are a few tests I did a few years ago. I wish I could find the link and not waste server space. Sorry.

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Bounced off left wall. I'm sure some spill bounced off the ceiling as well. I did not use the BFT.

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Sep 15, 2013 21:33 |  #44

When I'm using flash 90% of the time I'm bouncing flash off the wall. I never can "setup" my shots very quickly. It always takes me 3-4 test shots before I get something "decent" (e.g correctly exposed). I move areas have to change settings. Then have to change settings again. How does anyone else deal with this?




  
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Sep 15, 2013 21:43 |  #45

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When I'm using flash 90% of the time I'm bouncing flash off the wall. I never can "setup" my shots very quickly. It always takes me 3-4 test shots before I get something "decent" (e.g correctly exposed). I move areas have to change settings. Then have to change settings again. How does anyone else deal with this?

Practice and knowledge. :D Are you shooting in manual flash or ettl?


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