Welcome to the On Camera Flash Thread -- dedicated to saving from oblivion that staple of paparazzi and birthday party photography -- the shoe mounted strobe.
The goal of this thread is to let people show how creative one can be with a camera mounted flash gun. Using flash on-camera has taken it on the chin of late (Damn you strobist! ) as it is quite simply the fastest way to get mediocre results.
But that doesn't mean that you can't get awesome results too. Modern Flashguns with swivel heads can be aimed anywhere -- meaning with a little creativity, and extra time, you can get almost identical results as the off camera guy -- at a fraction of the cost.
Rules for posting:
1) On Camera Flash (aka OnCF) is defined as any maker strobe mounted in the camera hotshoe. ONLY ONE FLASH PER PICTURE -- THE ONE IN THE SHOE!
2) Modifiers of any kind, shape, size, and flavor are allowed and encouraged. Ringflash modifiers ARE allowed. Please briefly describe your modifier in your post.
3) Ambient light is your friend. Use it for fill, as your main -- just make sure something happened with your OnCF somewhere in the frame.
4) Please note in your pic whether you shot TTL or Manual -- another victim of the OCF movement is the idea that TTL is evil. Would love to see some awesome results using the systems programmed in the camera.
1) Its cheap
2) Its handy and fast. Photos are about moments, and having the light on camera means you can catch more of those moments.
3) Modifiers are easy to make and cheap to buy.
4) Its educational. Like math in school, its about problem solving. Figuring out how to duplicate an effect using OnCF will make your off camera efforts better and more rewarding.
5) Oh yeah -- its cheap!
So there you go. Post away -- feel free to recycle some photos from other threads to get the party started.
And thanks for stopping by!