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Nov 15, 2009 16:21 |  #46

Wedding Reception.... 580EX bounced off white ceiling/wall of tent (love white tents).


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Nov 15, 2009 16:23 |  #47

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Bower TTL flash bounced to the ceiling!!! this photo was taken while at the restaurant on my friends bday and I was just at the right time when and the right place and the flash mounted!!!

I can't find the setting on the picture since it is in my back-up hard drive

Yep it's a really nice keepsake for the family. Great Job.


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Nov 15, 2009 18:07 |  #48

booboo wrote in post #9020014 (external link)
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Bower TTL flash bounced to the ceiling!!! this photo was taken while at the restaurant on my friends bday and I was just at the right time when and the right place and the flash mounted!!!

I can't find the setting on the picture since it is in my back-up hard drive

This is a very good picture. Great composition, great moment, and the subject really stands out. I like the shadows on the subject. How do you make the background all black? Is it post processing using software, or it comes out like this?


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Nov 15, 2009 18:13 as a reply to  @ Johnny V's post |  #49

I am just beginner in flash, and that's why I am learning in this forum. Here is my pic of my son in hot spring. The light source is completely outside. The flash bounce off the ceiling, then I reduce the flash compensation basically by trial an error. Did I do it correctly or what can I do better? Critics are welcome. thanks.

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Nov 15, 2009 22:55 |  #50

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I am just beginner in flash, and that's why I am learning in this forum. Here is my pic of my son in hot spring. The light source is completely outside. The flash bounce off the ceiling, then I reduce the flash compensation basically by trial an error. Did I do it correctly or what can I do better? Critics are welcome. thanks.

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You did it fine. The first choice you have to make is whether you want the level of light outside to be the same as you shot it or perhaps a little darker which is completely a subjective choice on your part and then comes time for the flash.

Before considering how much flash compensation to use I would consider what direction you want the light to be coming from- very often bouncing off the ceiling will light the top of someone's head leaving them with raccoon eyes or have the face evenly illuminated and flat. I'm not suggesting that you can't get pleasing results that way but giving more of a generic approach as to where you might be happiest bouncing the flash to give you the shadows that you may want.

And yes, the flash exposure compensation is something that you do by trial and error to give you the results you want. As you shoot more you'll find that you get better picking the starting EC to try though. I tend to find -3EC to be a good starting point for fill flash using my particular camera and flash with neutral colored subjects, you might find a better starting value for your particular gear. In time you'll factor in extra compensation if you find the subject to be wearing lots of light or lots of dark tones just as you would for regular EC but at the beginning it might just take you an extra frame or two of looking at the LCD and histogram to determine the exposure that best suits your vision for the image.


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Nov 16, 2009 00:23 |  #51

580EXII bounced off the ceiling:

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Nov 16, 2009 00:47 |  #52

in to learn. Can't decide if my next purchase will be a USM 28-135 IS or a 430 EX II. I'm leaning towards the 430 after seeing these :)


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Nov 16, 2009 02:33 |  #53

Just took this yesterday. 430exII as fill directly at subject late in the day.
Shot with 50 1.4
(focus is soft all the way around because he was in the process of running down a hill!)


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Nov 16, 2009 02:57 as a reply to  @ jdhart73's post |  #54

This was taken with a Rebel T1i and a Vivitar 285HV which was bounced off of the ceiling. I really wish that it swivelled, but it doesn't. Does anyone know of a cheap manual flash that swivels?

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Nov 16, 2009 03:34 |  #55

Johnny V wrote in post #9020268 (external link)
Wedding Reception.... 580EX bounced off white ceiling/wall of tent (love white tents).

Try second curtain flash sync to control that movement blur...


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Nov 16, 2009 18:03 |  #56

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Nov 16, 2009 18:08 |  #57

Tiberius47 wrote in post #9022998 (external link)
Try second curtain flash sync to control that movement blur...

I think the blur makes the photo.


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Nov 16, 2009 19:17 |  #58

Tiberius47 wrote in post #9022998 (external link)
Try second curtain flash sync to control that movement blur...

Actually I was using second curtain flash sync. It can help a lot but it doesn't do miracles. I still wanted some blur also.


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Nov 16, 2009 21:59 |  #59

Yeah, it does create a particular feel, but I keep thinking the poor fellow on the left is falling over backwards....


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Nov 16, 2009 22:35 as a reply to  @ post 9028131 |  #60

85mm with 580 EX II and stofen omni bounce.

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