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Apr 03, 2014 19:33 |  #1

I was just asked by my company to take pictures of kids w/Autism playing with legos. They are paying for me to rent equipment and so I will be renting the 18-35 1.8 and possibly a flash. I have never used a flash and will have almost no time to use it at all to practice. Is it easy enough to just pop on for an event and shoot or am I just better off using ISO and working with what I know already?

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Apr 03, 2014 20:12 |  #2

oahumike wrote in post #16808054 (external link)
I was just asked by my company to take pictures of kids w/Autism playing with legos. They are paying for me to rent equipment and so I will be renting the 18-35 1.8 and possibly a flash. I have never used a flash and will have almost no time to use it at all to practice. Is it easy enough to just pop on for an event and shoot or am I just better off using ISO and working with what I know already?

Thanks for the help

Unfortunately, the only way to learn how to use flash illumination is to actually use it.

Fortunately, the simplest flash method, with a Canon EX-series flash mounted to a camera, the flash head pointed straight ahead and the camera in an automated mode such as Program AE is fairly easy.

Still, there's no substitute for experience in any form of photography. You may be in for a frustrating learning experience that may not be always successful.




  
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Apr 03, 2014 20:36 |  #3

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Unfortunately, the only way to learn how to use flash illumination is to actually use it.

Fortunately, the simplest flash method, with a Canon EX-series flash mounted to a camera, the flash head pointed straight ahead and the camera in an automated mode such as Program AE is fairly easy.

Still, there's no substitute for experience in any form of photography. You may be in for a frustrating learning experience that may not be always successful.

That's what I figured it would be. So should I just should with higher ISO's and larger apertures tomorrow? I'm unsure what the outcome of flash would be with me "trying it" on an event where they want some decent pictures.


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Apr 04, 2014 00:26 |  #4

The good news is that Zack Arias has just released his One Light V2 video.
You can purchase it at this link: http://dedpxl.com/prod​uct/onelight/ (external link)

For the price its a worthwhile investment and will answer your questions. It will also provide you with good advice, clear suggestions and easy to emulate solutions for your shooting situation.

I have a son with autism and applaud anyone helping to increase awareness.


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Apr 04, 2014 02:36 |  #5

dmward wrote in post #16808626 (external link)
The good news is that Zack Arias has just released his One Light V2 video.
You can purchase it at this link: http://dedpxl.com/prod​uct/onelight/ (external link)

For the price its a worthwhile investment and will answer your questions. It will also provide you with good advice, clear suggestions and easy to emulate solutions for your shooting situation.

I have a son with autism and applaud anyone helping to increase awareness.

I've worked with Autism for the past 6 years so I want to do this well. I don't get paid a lot in this field so I'm gonna just push the ISO and try flash later


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Apr 04, 2014 03:12 |  #6

Bouncing flash on ceiling/side walls can do wonders. I'd say rent one, just don't use bare flash on the faces and you're good.


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Apr 04, 2014 04:33 |  #7

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Bouncing flash on ceiling/side walls can do wonders. I'd say rent one, just don't use bare flash on the faces and you're good.

I think it's gonna be in a big gym tho. Like a high school or something along those lines


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Apr 04, 2014 09:32 |  #8

I have bounced off walls in gyms. You would be surprised how far light will travel. One was blue along the bottom half and white on the top. I angled to avoid as much of the blue as I could and it came out OK.


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