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Mar 11, 2014 08:25 |  #1

I think I know the answer (no), but I'm gonna ask anyway...

Is there any flash modifier that creates nice catch-lights when used on camera as fill flash? outdoors

Tried a large Demb FlipIt, which basically does nothing -- even from 4 feet, catchlights are tiny point in the middile of the eye.

Thinking about it logically, I can't see any way that an on camera flash can be high enough or large enough to produce a nice catchlight, but would be very very happy to be wrong!

Yeah a 2 foot softbox / brolly off camera or a reflector would work, but need something I can chase a toddler (potentially solo) around a park with, so thats kinda hard going...

I suppose a HUGE flash bracket with a smallish brolly on it would work, though i don't know how practical that would be lol


Maybe I just need to convince my wife she looks good holding a brollybox on a monopod :)



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Mar 11, 2014 08:30 |  #2

Bounce flash with the black foamy thing can make a nice catchlight. :D If youre outside, then off camera flash is your only option.


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Mar 11, 2014 08:34 |  #3

I actually bought a mini-beauty dish for my on-camera speedlite and it works great. The trick to it is to tilt it upwards just slightly, so that you're feathering the light onto your subject. When I first bought it, I was really disappointed with the results and almost chucked it in the trash, simply because I didn't know any better and was shooting straight-on. :P Oh and get close, make sure you're close! Do those two things and you've got a really cool effect imho :). I think it cost me $20 on ebay a few years ago. I just decided to pull it out again last night and play a bit with a friend's Fujifilm X100 that I'm borrowing. Somehow, my YN-622c and YN-568 work with the Fuji! Gonna have some fun with my Elinchrom Ranger this weekend ;) :D


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Mar 11, 2014 08:56 |  #4

That sounds interesting. Can you post an example? Doesn't have to be award-winning, just want to see what the catchlights look like :)



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Mar 11, 2014 09:43 |  #5

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That sounds interesting. Can you post an example? Doesn't have to be award-winning, just want to see what the catchlights look like :)

Sure. But I just got to work an hour ago and wont be home for about another 12 hours :P. If you can wait, I'll gladly post a test shot when I get home.


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Mar 11, 2014 09:47 |  #6

As long as its in the same position as the demb the beauty dish or any other modifier of that size is going to produce similar catchlights. The BD would be round instead of square, but in terms of size or placement they wont differ much.




  
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Mar 11, 2014 10:11 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #7

Hmm, round or square is a bit of a moot point on something 10 pixels wide :|

Well, I got the answer I was expecting. Time to see if I can get my wife to hold a reflector without it turning into an argument :lol:



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Mar 11, 2014 19:24 |  #8

3x5 index card and bounce. Lumiquest when outdoors.




  
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Mar 11, 2014 20:36 |  #9

how about this?

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Mar 11, 2014 20:56 |  #10

CAPhotog wrote in post #16751721 (external link)
3x5 index card and bounce. Lumiquest when outdoors.

as far as I can see, makes zero difference to catchlights - never tried the limiquest, but its not much bigger than a 3x5 card and they make no difference. still, worth a go. will see if b&h has one to try



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Mar 11, 2014 20:57 |  #11

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haha, I've seen these. might see if I can try one out at b&h... they look kinda nuts :)



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Mar 11, 2014 21:02 |  #12

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Sure. But I just got to work an hour ago and wont be home for about another 12 hours :P. If you can wait, I'll gladly post a test shot when I get home.

yes please



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Mar 11, 2014 21:04 |  #13

Can you post an example of your own image? I dont understand using on camera flash with a modifier for fill indoor. Why not make it your main light and let the ambient be fill?


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Mar 11, 2014 21:08 as a reply to  @ JakAHearts's post |  #14

This is outdoors



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Mar 12, 2014 06:34 |  #15

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This is outdoors

Oh lol. How did I miss that. :oops:


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