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Old Nov 8, 2011, 9:10 PM   #1
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In recent months I've been playing with off-camera flash. Recently, I came across an article that showed how to make a DIY snoot. So, I had a go at it and saved a LOT of money in the process. Here are some of the results.



Straight OOC. Shot in a well-lit room. Same flowers, same camera angle, different flash angles and distances. I used a snoot with a wider opening, too.







In this one, I added a Roscoe gel to the flash (#06 No Color Straw) to give it a hint of warmth.



Here's what the set-up looks like. This shot was taken with the HS-20. My Oly is where the Fuji was for the above shots. None of my lighting equipment is expensive. The flash is an OLD Vivitar 3700 I picked up on eBay for $15. Lightstand $20. Cactus V2 wireless remote flash control was around $25. Three feet of black velvet was $20 at the time.

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Nice Gary !

simple and with very good result , spot flash

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Nice Gary !

simple and with very good result , spot flash

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Thanks! And, thanks for looking AND commenting.
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Gorgeous shots. Well done!

Thanks for posting the shot of how the equipment was set up too! I don't think I have ever seen "spot flash" before. So much to learn!
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Gorgeous shots. Well done!

Thanks for posting the shot of how the equipment was set up too! I don't think I have ever seen "spot flash" before. So much to learn!
Thanks! No "trade secrets" here. heheh
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Beautiful, amazing pictures! Makes me want to try something like that!
I'm not familar with using anything but a built-in camera flash, nothing external like this. How does the wireless unit interface with the camera?? Or can you give me a little clearer description of how the camera/or you operates the flash??
Thanks for any additional insight!
Again, beautiful pic's!
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Also- is there an online link to the article you referred to??
Thanks!
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Beautiful, amazing pictures! Makes me want to try something like that!
I'm not familar with using anything but a built-in camera flash, nothing external like this. How does the wireless unit interface with the camera?? Or can you give me a little clearer description of how the camera/or you operates the flash??
Thanks for any additional insight!
Again, beautiful pic's!
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As I mentioned, the off-camera flash is triggered by a Cactus V2 unit. You can read about it http://goo.gl/3ZxxB

The article I referred to is http://goo.gl/l7xLr Since gaffers tape is a bit pricey, I went the cheap route and used duct tape.

I used a shutter release cable but you can use a 2-second timer with the same results.
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Thanks so much for the reply, Gary- I appreciate it!
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Fantastic shots as we've come to expect from you, Gary.
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