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Old Mar 2, 2005, 8:29 PM   #11
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Rodney,

Thanks for the tip. I've been reading your posts and find them to be informative and useful. Keep it up . . . a new guy like me needs the help!
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Old Mar 2, 2005, 10:03 PM   #12
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My first real portrait.

Canon EOS 20D Manual Mode
ISO 100 1/60 f/4.5
Using a Sigma DG Super bounced off of white tile flooring in front of a red door.
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Old Mar 2, 2005, 10:12 PM   #13
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And another, same settings.

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Hmmm...I never considered bouncing off the floor. It worked well in your examples and you have a very pretty subject. I think I prefer the second one because there is more light on the face. Nice work!

Thank you for sharing.

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Old Mar 3, 2005, 8:52 PM   #15
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I should be able to get better flash effects now, I just ordered a pocket softbox and a promax bounce kit. They should be here early next week.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 8:57 PM   #16
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RodneyBlair wrote:
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I never considered bouncing off the floor. It worked well in your examples and you have a very pretty subject.
Thanks, it was a "let's see what this does" type thing. I was lucky, my wife tolerates my hobby as long as I point the camera at other people, but she just got her hair cut and wanted to do a little modeling for me.

Now that I really sat back and looked at the first one I posted, I think there should be something around her neck.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 1:22 PM   #17
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Hi RodneyBlair
I liked this thread & it is good you have started this topic.Well I can not ( even if I wish to) contribute any thing on this forum B'coz I am stuck with Nikon 3300 model Stright on Ur Face Flash with expected result.But I can still utalized this thread to enhance my knowladge.It is a kind of acknowadge you
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HI

Curently i am stuck with the on board flash on my canon 350d.

i shoot in shutter priority set to 200 so i can achieve the lowest possible fstop for a shallow dof. i dial in a -1.333 flash compensation metering from my subjects face as i think this is where i want my detail.

I mainly use flash as fill to take minimise shadows during bright shooting conditions.

When shooting in darker situations i use -.333 or -.666

here is one of my shots of my gf with -1.333



and another with same settings

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