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Sep 15, 2012 11:19 |  #1

I hope I can explain what I saw. Was shooting at a high school football game last night and I saw two other photographers with their cameras on monopods and was using flashes but their flashes were mounted in some way to the side of the monopod about 1 foot down from the top and was using an off camera flash cord..

Is that flash mount something they made up themselves or can I purchase something like that.




  
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Sep 15, 2012 11:32 |  #2

There's probably any amount of things like this (external link) that would do the job. I would go with something "clampy" rather than something "clippy" for stability though.


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Sep 15, 2012 12:03 |  #3

did you say something about positioning the flash below the camera ?


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Sep 15, 2012 13:16 as a reply to  @ tongki's post |  #4

Something like this? (external link)

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Sep 15, 2012 17:10 |  #5

Hey Yasmin..that is great..I believe that is it...is there such a thing like that to handle just one flash? And I followed the link and pics but cannot find it anywhere to order.




  
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Sep 15, 2012 17:11 |  #6

tongki wrote in post #14995056 (external link)
did you say something about positioning the flash below the camera ?

Yes. So the flash would be down almost perfectly in line with the football players and plus easier to use rather than on camera. Yasmin found about the perfect thing.




  
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Sep 15, 2012 17:28 |  #7

phigotten wrote in post #14994966 (external link)
There's probably any amount of things like this (external link) that would do the job. I would go with something "clampy" rather than something "clippy" for stability though.

I agree. That looks like it would not hold on very well and be very steady.




  
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Sep 15, 2012 17:32 |  #8

I embedded the link in the original post.

Here it is:

http://www.randyonphot​ography.com …oting-night-football.html (external link)


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Sep 15, 2012 18:26 |  #9

Yasmin wrote in post #14996047 (external link)
I embedded the link in the original post.

Here it is:

http://www.randyonphot​ography.com …oting-night-football.html (external link)

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Oh ok..thank you. I just didn't scroll down like I should have..duhh.




  
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Sep 16, 2012 13:20 |  #10

Theres a post about that sort of thing on the strobist:

http://www.strobist.bl​ogspot.ca …/friday-night-lights.html (external link)

If you have a lens with a tripod collar, that would be ideal to rig something that would hold the flash for you, although it would add some stress to the camera lens mount, so ideally the rig would be placed closer to the camera then the flash tip.

Is there a particular reason you would want it on the monopod instead?


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Sep 16, 2012 14:35 |  #11

If your are using Nikon or Canon gear, get an "L" bracket from a hardware store. Mount the shoe end of a flash extension cable to one end of the bracket. Use a radiator hose clamp to hold the other end of the "L" against the monopod. Run the extension cable up to the camera and you have TTL- enabled flash off camera. See
https://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=227​467&page=2




  
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Sep 22, 2012 00:55 |  #12

Shooting wrote in post #14995996 (external link)
Yes. So the flash would be down almost perfectly in line with the football players and plus easier to use rather than on camera. Yasmin found about the perfect thing.

I don't understand,
using source of lights under the subject are gonna cast a strange lighting,
something that our eyes are not familiar with as we ussually see from upside positions

what is the benefit of this technique, putting a source of light below the lens,
also there are possibilities that the lights are gonna cross the captured image, right ?

cause I am really confused about this thing, new for me


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Sep 22, 2012 00:59 as a reply to  @ Csae's post |  #13

after some thinking,

I think what I saw from the image makes me think differently,
if you shoot something like football, it's gonna be far, long distance,
so you're gonna use a tele lens, not wide lens like in the picture,
for a long distance shot like that, flash straight for longer reach,
I don't think source light positions will make any difference,
all you got to do is getting a bright looking subject in a far, long distance,
hope what I am thinking is correct now

I think I am gonna make one of those,
I got several Manfrotto monopod already, LOL


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Sep 22, 2012 01:19 |  #14

tongki wrote in post #15026747 (external link)
I don't understand,
using source of lights under the subject are gonna cast a strange lighting,
something that our eyes are not familiar with as we ussually see from upside positions

what is the benefit of this technique, putting a source of light below the lens,
also there are possibilities that the lights are gonna cross the captured image, right ?

cause I am really confused about this thing, new for me

I remember someone posting about this saying that it reduced red eye while still being able to illuminate the players face through the helmet.


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Sep 22, 2012 04:25 |  #15

klr.b wrote in post #15026810 (external link)
I remember someone posting about this saying that it reduced red eye while still being able to illuminate the players face through the helmet.

that only work for far or long distance subjects, right ?
so, this method helps reducing red eye for far or long distance shots ?


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