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How to use a flash when there is nowhere to bounce

 
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Apr 15, 2018 13:37 |  #16

I agree with dmward, almost 100 percent.

I typically would lock in my camera settings and let ETTL do its thing, but that is just my personal preference in situations where lighting is fairly consistent across the area I'm shooting. If ambient lighting is inconsistent I'd be more likely to let the camera make some decisions.

You will be surprised what bounce flash can provide with high ceilings when set to 105mm "zoom" and with the camera at ISO 6400.

To add to the f/4 thing, this kind of documentary shooting needs the larger depth of field. Staying away form longer tele focal lengths helps here too, although I still try to stick to 50mm or higher.


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Apr 15, 2018 13:51 |  #17

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18607390 (external link)
You will be surprised what bounce flash can provide with high ceilings when set to 105mm "zoom" and with the camera at ISO 6400. .

Curtis N published results many years ago which showed little intensity change due to flash FL coverage angle!

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?p=4901409

And then he did another test in a very large high ceiling area, to show that the previous result in a small room normal 8' ceiling was NOT significantly different in the large space with high ceiling

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?p=4908557

maybe a 0.3EV change, at best, when FL of zoom flash head is changed for ceiling bounce


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