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mtclimber Sep 8, 2007 2:41 PM

As promised, here is Page 10 of the Canon S-5IS Flash Tutorial.

Sarah Joyce

mtclimber Sep 8, 2007 2:42 PM

As promised, here is Page 11 of the Canon S-5IS Flash Tutorial.

Sarah Joyce

mtclimber Sep 8, 2007 2:45 PM

As promised, here is Page 12 of the Canon S-5IS Flash Tutorial.

Sarah Joyce

mcliu Sep 8, 2007 11:51 PM

Sarah I really appreciate for all the pain & labour you take to enlighten us .
I just come to this thread to read all the tips you give to newbie and amture alike with a great patience and care.
I applude your style of writing, where all the technical aspect of the cam is written in easy to understand manner


mtclimber Sep 9, 2007 10:36 AM


Many thanks for your praise and appreciation. I like to teach and have been a profesional for over 50+ years. So sharing and helping comes naturally.

Today I will add more to this thread as we have to go into the techniques of using upward (ceiling) and sideward (wall) bounce. Those are typical wedding techniques, but they are so good they can be used in almost every situation such as family groups, holiday situations, and casual at home shooting where you want to mute your flash.

In the final analysis, it is technique that really improves the photos.

Sarah Joyce

mcliu Sep 11, 2007 11:57 PM

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Hi Sarah, I am afraid it won't be a nice picture, but your comments and suggestion will be very valuable to me.
Here I am posting 3 pictures, 1st one with A-640 direct flash in center weight metering mode with aperatrue mode. The next two with SB-22 flash as slave in manual mode.
I think problem is very obevious in 1st one .
Last 2 the flash does work . But some issue needs to be thrushed out (Last night worked out, that A-640 to be put in manual mode,to get the slave flash to work properly)

mcliu Sep 11, 2007 11:58 PM

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2nd with SB-22 as slave

mcliu Sep 12, 2007 12:00 AM

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3rd with SB-22 as slave

Thanks in advance for suggestions

mcliu Sep 12, 2007 12:16 AM

I think I miss to put more information in my post . So let me eloberate here,
In 1st picture The flash of A-640 is downward to dog head, Flash output is placed at full.

In Last 2 images, the flash output of the cam is reduced to last quater ( To make it trigger SB-22 flash)

My whole excercise was aim at removal of unwanted reflection from the dog eye.And ofcourse if I could get a better exposure then that will be "Bonus" for me.

( My dog was pretty mad with me last night with lights on and off,LOL):lol::lol:

ac.smith Sep 12, 2007 9:37 AM


Congratulations yours and Bradley's upcoming 50th.

Thanks for the tutorial. You've packed a lot of useful information into a relatively small space - well done. I'd like to see a non camera specific version dealing with distance and quality of light information added to the permanent collection in one of the lighting forums.

To some extent Canon has now differentiated their S series from the others in the marketplace by the inclusion the smart hot shoe. Sony and Kodak should pay attention.

A. C.

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