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Question about Speedlite being aimed 45degrees right...confused

 
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Apr 02, 2014 18:23 |  #1

Sunday a friend of mine was with me shooting a convention. I saw her turn her speedlite 45degrees right. To me this was a waste of time. If the hosts were about 250 feet away, what would flash turned sideways do? All the press and other shooters were shooting with their speedlites straight ahead. What was the sense of this? Thanks in advance


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Apr 02, 2014 18:33 |  #2

Was it pointed at a wall?


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Apr 02, 2014 20:01 |  #3

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=he's gone;16805207]Was it pointed at a wall?

Nope. There was no wall and the ceiling was waaaaay too high. No bounce card, nothing.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:33 |  #4

ian_socool wrote in post #16805181 (external link)
Sunday a friend of mine was with me shooting a convention. I saw her turn her speedlite 45 degrees right. To me this was a waste of time. If the hosts were about 250 feet away, what would flash turned sideways do? All the press and other shooters were shooting with their speedlites straight ahead. What was the sense of this? Thanks in advance

Probably as much as the speedlights pointed straight ahead, considering the hosts were 250 feet away.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:35 |  #5

250ft is a looooooooooooooong ways away. I assume the flash wasn't needed.


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Apr 02, 2014 20:51 |  #6

ian_socool wrote in post #16805181 (external link)
Sunday a friend of mine was with me shooting a convention.

Why don't you ask her?


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Apr 02, 2014 20:57 |  #7

That too


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Apr 02, 2014 22:10 |  #8

I can't think of a speedlite powerful enough to do anything beneficial with the main subject 250 feet away. It probably did light up the foreground though. Maybe she was trying to keep the foreground for getting over exposed. :-)


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Apr 02, 2014 22:17 |  #9

dmward wrote in post #16805760 (external link)
trying to keep the foreground for getting over exposed. :-)

Actually I was thinking something similar, not wanting to light the heads in front of her.


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Apr 03, 2014 11:04 |  #10

pstyle1 wrote in post #16805574 (external link)
Why don't you ask her?

I did but the answer had me confused as this thread, so i hoped one of you were way smarter than me andhd an answer. I am texting her now


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Apr 03, 2014 11:05 |  #11

ian_socool wrote in post #16806889 (external link)
I did but the answer had me confused ad this thread, so i hoped one of you were way smarter than me andhd an answer

what did she say? or what do you think she said?


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Apr 03, 2014 11:06 |  #12

what did she say?




  
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Apr 03, 2014 11:09 |  #13

BtW, they were all using long lenses 70-200 50-150 etc


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Apr 03, 2014 13:23 |  #14

This was her reply, "To bounce the light off of the ceiling to the subject."

I am leaving it alone now.


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Apr 03, 2014 13:26 |  #15

ian_socool wrote in post #16807196 (external link)
"To bounce the light off of the ceiling to the subject."

Well, there it is. But at least she looked like she knew what she was doing.:lol:


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