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Old Jul 19, 2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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I realize Sarah Joyce is doing a tutorial on flash and this isn't meant to detract from that, I just thought I might share the results I got playing around with my 540 flash. This shot might shed some light on the swivel flash technique. (pun intended) The first shot was with the flash pointed strait ahead note: this is a rather dimly lit ware house



this one I turned the flash slightly to my left to shine more into the back corner while holding the camera in the same position as the first shot.

It did brighten things up a bit more.
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Those are nice flash shots, GW-

Please keep in mind that when you are using a very wide angle lens you should use a diffuser or the pull down wide angle screen that is a component part of your flash unit to spread the light as much as possible.

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Those are nice flash shots, GW-

Please keep in mind that when you are using a very wide angle lens you should use a diffuser or the pull down wide angle screen that is a component part of your flash unit to spread the light as much as possible.

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Thank you SJ,
I'll try that tomorrow, I was afraid that would have limited the range. so much to learn... so little time!

Sure do appreciate all your input here, can't begin to say how much it helps.
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Please keep the faith. The second flash photo looks really good.

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Hey Sarah Joyce,
I did a little more experimenting today...

1st one is with flash swiveled about 20* left with diffuser. I didn't do any PP so I think the white balance could stand some adjustment, looks a little warm on my screen.




#2 is same set up but, tilted flash up for some bounce. I like this one best.



Then just for the heck of it I tried one without the diffuser (bounce and swivel) it looks pretty good too but, highlights are approaching blowout. I don't see it as much here as I do in the original. Its funny, they all seam darker after posting them.


Just thought I'd mention, I realize these photos are not at all interesting nor are they technically good in any other way, I'm just exploring what my flash capabilities are.
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