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Old May 25, 2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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hey all...i lurk & learn a lot but haven't posted in a while. Tried out the new speedlite on my little guy of 13 mos. Thoughts & suggestions appreciated. -UA
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Old May 25, 2006, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old May 25, 2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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not sure how to eliminate ghosting on RS face...thought the 17-85mm IS USM was built to reduce this.

20D...ISO 400...1/60
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Hello,

The ghosting comes from the slow shutter speed and the ambient light lingering after the flash fires ( the flash fires at about 1/800 of a second ) so there is alot of time during your 1/60 second shutterfor subject movement and the ambient light to paint your sensor and create the ghost.

Your new flash does a remarkable job at such a close distance.

My only comment would be to get down to your subject's level. When parent pictures are displayed and shot from the same height ( the parent's eye level ) the series of images displayed emphasizes the photog's vantage point rather than the subject.

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these are really great shots. i agree totally w/ the above comment. a faster shutter would really bring out the detail a lot more. beautiful boy, very nice shots. keep on shootin'
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thanks for the feedback! I will definitely keep your tips in mind next time.

I agree with the parent/child vantage point comment; I do shoot children often and make a point to be on their level. The one where he was looking up at me was a test shot; but I thought the perspective/composition worked enough to break the rule!

I too was shocked at how accurate the 580ex was at such a close distance. Really makes the skin glow. No postprocessing at all in these.
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