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Football w/ Flash Help

 
sobad
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Sep 17, 2009 23:34 |  #1

This was my first try at using flash for night football. I was using my 40D w/ 70-200 f2.8IS, 580ex flash set at +1/3 on a Stroboframe bracket with the flash about 8in above the lens. Still got some red eye shots. Any suggestions on improving?

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Sep 18, 2009 07:50 |  #2

Hopefully someone with chime in with an explanation for improvement. Tonight will be my first attempt with flash during a night game.

No idea what happened on yours, but will keep my eyes open for the tips that hopefully follow this thread.

dave


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Sep 18, 2009 08:59 |  #3

You need to get the flash farther away from the lens you will still get some red eye but a lot less with it moved away


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sobad
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Sep 18, 2009 13:55 |  #4

I'll try raising the flash next time. One thing about shooting flash, it makes you time your shots.


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DarenM
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Sep 18, 2009 14:21 |  #5

Your problem may be not how far the flash is from the lense, but how far your subject is from the camera. It looks like you have zoomed that 70-200 out to 200 or so and at that subject distance, you may not be able to get flash far enough away to negate the red eye affect.


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Sep 18, 2009 15:27 |  #6

That's creepy, Demon football!!!

Good luck with your trials with flash football. I've seen where some folks have mounted the flash under the camera, like on a monopod with the off camera shoe cord and a simple, homemade bracket.


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