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Apr 21, 2014 08:17 |  #1

I have a 5d mark iii and a speedlite 430 3xii. I am shooting mostly kids and family in my house or outside. Also hockey rinks but that is a nightmare. I have bought a portable background with the white paper. I was given a light stand and a firefly beauty box from family member ( not his) http://www.henrys.com …Y-BEAUTY-BOX-5538860.aspx (external link)

How do i hook this up to my flash and camera. I see there is a cord i can buy but do I just plug them in direct, or do I need to buy a part that attaches to the camera and to the flash if I they are on the light stand, also what do I need to do it wirelessly. Looking for a cheap alternative or with this soft box is it better to ignore soft box?

Last questions is most of pics with flash are ok, as my house is darker not a lot of light in the house in good spots for pics, and is there anyway to increase the flash from 1/200 when it is on my camera, as my daughter like pics where they are jumping or in action and the 1/200 leaves it blurry.

I know lots of questions but having problems, I have read the lighting guide but don't know if the technology on equipment has changed since 2006 but the guide does help




  
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Apr 21, 2014 08:39 |  #2

Syl Arenas Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites and Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots which I have is good too.


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Apr 21, 2014 10:08 |  #3

jscott5150 wrote in post #16849927 (external link)
Last questions is most of pics with flash are ok, as my house is darker not a lot of light in the house in good spots for pics, and is there anyway to increase the flash from 1/200 when it is on my camera, as my daughter like pics where they are jumping or in action and the 1/200 leaves it blurry.

2nd curtain sync is your friend :)




  
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Apr 21, 2014 15:09 |  #4

ericcrazyman wrote in post #16849973 (external link)
Syl Arenas Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites and Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots which I have is good too.

I second this suggestion. Bought the book and have learned a ton of valuable information.


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Apr 21, 2014 15:31 |  #5

You could buy a cable to attach that flash to your camera, but you would be better off with a set of radio triggers. The YN RF622c would be a good full featured set. When you use those the camera performs as if the flash were on the hotshoe.
You dont have to raise your shutter speed to freeze the motion of a child. As long as your flash is about 2 stops brighter than the ambient exposure you can freeze motion with flash duration. Since the only light being recorded in that circumstance is the flash, the duration of the flash becomes the defacto shutter speed. A speedlite at low power can have a duration as low as 1/1000 of a second so it will freeze motion. Scientists using brief duration arc lights have stopped bullets using that method'




  
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Apr 22, 2014 10:21 |  #6

THANKS everyone, I was going to get the book speedlighters handbook but $30 is a lot but will see if library has it




  
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Apr 22, 2014 10:26 |  #7

Aki78 wrote in post #16850212 (external link)
2nd curtain sync is your friend :)

That doesn't help if they are blurred. It will only shift the blur to the other side of the part of the image that's illuminated by the flash, but it will be just as blurred.


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Apr 22, 2014 10:46 |  #8

I would also recommend getting the OneLight Dvd by Zach Arias. He has a new one out "OneLight V2" but it seems like the same stuff from version 1 from the trailer I watched. It will teach you tons and tons of info. I've watched it over 100 times


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Apr 23, 2014 11:21 |  #9

Checkout "Lighting 101" on Strobist. It'll change the way you see light - http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com/2006/03/lightin​g-101.html (external link)


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