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Old Oct 20, 2010, 4:51 PM   #1
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Hello I am new to this. When I was watching the celebrity news on tv, I always see lots of photographer using the flash bracket for outdoors. Is there a reason why and the advantages ? I have the Canon 580EX and when I use it for indoors, I just move the flash face up and bounce the light from the ceiling to avoid shadow. Will the flash bracket do a better job having it mount couple inches next to the camera ?

When using the flash bracket, do we still point the flash direct to the object or different directions?

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 5:51 PM   #2
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A flash bracket gives you more options for using the flash, besides making it less likely the hotshoe on your camera is going to get destroyed in a crowd.
Moving the flash farther from the centerline of the lens helps to eliminate redeye when you have to use direct flash. Outdoors, there is no ceiling to reflect the flash, so. unless there is a sidewall handy, you need to use it direct.

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 6:07 PM   #3
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It also allows you to keep the flash above the camera regardless of the orientation of the camera. Which is also useful when bouncing indoors. Without one, when you go from landscape orientation to portrait you have to adjust the flash tilt/swivel as well.
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