Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Smeghead, Oct 28, 2008.
Cause I never user it unless I want to take snapshots of friends or family in a room.
I use it a lot, but it's pretty much always off camera.
Every time I walk into a studio.
I use mine a lot, but right now with work and the season (dark sooner) I do mainly still life. You should try it. Get creative with some blacklight items, all it takes is a clamp light, a flash, a card table and some elmers foam boards (black white or both)
a lot more these days than I did before.
I use some sort of controllable light for just about every shot I take.
on camera flash, off camera flash, controlling hot lights, etc.
control over my picture > *.
I typically hate flash photography and use it sparingly, give me natural light anytime.
define 'natural light'
do you only shoot using sunlight?
or do you consider the random placement of a table lamp or street light to be 'natural'?
Perhaps available light would be more accurate a term. No light source added for the direct purpose of taking a photograph.
I hope that clears up your confusion.
more often now, but I hate using on camera - indoors, I always get the worst shadows
I use an on camera flash outside for fill light, and indoors I usually just don't use one
I use off camera lighting maybe 70% of the time.
On camera flash(not built in) 10%
No flash 20%
Probably 90% of my photos had some kind of added light.
You're doing it wrong.
I've made several posts about it and never get any decent pointers.
Say you are indoors, your subject is 5-10 feet in front of a wall, you need flash but don't want any shadows, what do you do?
Pointing flash straight up at ceiling still casts a shadow.
Point the flash behind you, to the left or right or even off a the white shirt of the person standing next to you.
Alot, I currently have my managers 550ex that he has let me borrow for almost a year now. It makes such a big difference.
I love pointing the flash head behind me, it works well in small spaces.
what do you guys use the built in flash for? nothing?
Yeah I got the same attitude.
Hmm, you got any examples?
I got my SB-600 this summer and have been using it more and more. My snapshots look 100x better
right and left generally cast shadows as well, just off to the side a bit. and cause the lighting to be a bit uneven.
i'll give the behind me a try, do you point it up at 45 degrees or just straight behind?
I just can't comprehend how a lot of you guys are perfectly ok with being stuck with whatever light happens to be available when you want to shoot. It's way too uncontrolled for me.
I mean unless you're a photojournalist, why would you limit yourself to that?
Commanding my sb600 from my d70. Besides that, nothing unless I am taking party pictures, then I will just use the p&s probably though.