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Old Apr 25, 2013, 9:29 PM   #21
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To avoid camera shake, try use shutter higher shutter speed like 1/100 or 1/125 sec in M (manual mode) dial. Set the flash to M at full power and tilt the flash up 75 degree. Start out at ISO 200 and aperture to f/8. Do a test shot. If the picture is too bright (over-exposed) , adjust the f-stop down to f/11. Keep trying until you get the right effect you want. If the picture does not look bright enough, increase the ISO to 400 if stepping down to f/5.6 does not work for you. I prefer to use f/8 because better DOF. If you can use a Sto-fen diffuser which can be bought from mazon for about $12 or a knock-off copy from eBay for about $5. Some people use 45 degree bounce, I personally use 75 degree. Play around with your flash to see which way you like. Remember, the flash can be bounced at 45 degree from the sides or the back. Have fun!
Canon 5D MKII, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma DG 150-500mm f/5.-6.3 APO HSM.
Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
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