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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2013, 10:45:19 AM »
Excellent website I've recently stumbled across. Heavily portrait-biased but what's the difference between a person and a 'thing'?
http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/natural-looking-flash/

Funny thing...I recently stumbled across that website, too.  Astounding coincidence?  Or the fact that privatebydesign linked it in the 3rd post of this thread?   :-X

 ;)

Heh, I'll have to pay more attention next time. I've been learning about flash recently as I'm unhappy with both natural light and my attempts to improve upon it. That site and the strobist 101 & 102 series are easily the best out there on the web.

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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2013, 03:36:42 PM »
Shoot camera in manual, stick tissue over flash, knock it down -2 stops on exp comp.

I will give this tissue thing a go on my 7D when I use the built-in flash.

I have an event tomorrow; 'living' statues. Going to bring the 7D + Tammy 17-50 f/2.8 for group / environmental pics, and the 5D2 with a 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and Metz flash for the portraits. I'm wondering if the latter combination will work, or will the lens cast shadows???
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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2013, 01:51:55 PM »
Thanks all, had a great day photographing 'living statues' with fill flash. Alrhough it felt a little bit confusing at times I'm pretty happy with some of the results :) Here's a sample:
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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2013, 01:56:17 PM »
Thanks all, had a great day photographing 'living statues' with fill flash. Alrhough it felt a little bit confusing at times I'm pretty happy with some of the results :) Here's a sample:

Well I think in your original post you said you wanted a straight forward technique to give a natural light.

I couldn't tell you've used fill in flash in that picture !

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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2013, 02:03:39 PM »
Thanks all, had a great day photographing 'living statues' with fill flash. Alrhough it felt a little bit confusing at times I'm pretty happy with some of the results :) Here's a sample:

Well I think in your original post you said you wanted a straight forward technique to give a natural light.

I couldn't tell you've used fill in flash in that picture !

Sporgon, thanks! Exactly the type of result I was looking for; flash without it being obvious. I even wrote your simple guidelines on a sticky note as a reminder. I ended up shooting most of my pictures in Tv because light conditions were varying too much (clouds, sunshine) to shoot fully manual. I did use the camera in fast flash sync as well. I'm really happy and think I've reached a milestone today (but still have much to learn).
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Re: Using (Fill) Flash
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2013, 02:03:39 PM »