A&P I'm looking to get further into flash photography...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. At first when I got my camera, I didn't think flash was all that important -- you could shoot various subjects and not need a flash. But after checking out many photos, and photographers -- I've noticed that a flash is pretty much a necessity.

    However, I also know that it's not about one big flash -- but multiple flashes. I'm looking at getting a 430EX and perhaps a few Sunpak 383s... I have also been reading Strobist.com which I will eventually understand...

    I'm pretty excited...
     
  2. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    It's a virus. I used to be just like you, I thought I could get whatever I wanted with natural light. It wasn't until I got a shot I liked with a single flash off-camera that I got hooked:

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    Now I have 4 flashes (got two for my b-day 2 weeks ago)

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    Shot that with 3, one on either side and slightly behind and one in the front with a shoot-through.

    I know what helped me a lot was reading on Strobist and going on the Strobist group in flickr and spending countless hours going through other photog's photos. Since it tells you where they placed the lights, it helps a lot to learn how light hits the subject. I know the DVD was uploaded here a while back but it went down...
     
  3. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    E.... I hate you that is all...
     
  4. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I went a little nuts on buying flashes. I now own four studio lights and five speedlights. Some day I'll have a shoot where I'll use every one of them on a single shot. :x:
     
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    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Virus indeed. This setup is with 1 on and 2 off camera flashes.

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    setup
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  6. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    You'll great a flare that will be seen from space. :eek3:
     
  7. SenenCito

    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    I now own four speedlights :big grin: :big grin:

    2 sb-600
    1 sb-800
    1 sb-900

    if it wasnt for the fucker that stole two from id id have an extra 800 and 600 now

    flash photography is awesome
     
  8. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    I only have 1 dinky 430EX. :hsd:

    I'm thinking of grabbing a couple of Vivitar 285HVs and pocket wizards to fire them. Too bad I blew the toy budget for the next 30 years on that L glass. :o
     
  9. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute New Member

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    So how much better is the 900 than the 800?
     
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    I have 2, I really want to get a 3rd :hs:
     
  11. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    3 540EZs and 1 580EX (And a 285 for sale!)
     
  12. SenenCito

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    its ridiculous..you really have to play a bunch of times with it..but its like God's gift to photographers
     
  13. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    2 dlite 4's
    1 430ex
    1 vivitar 285hv
    1 nikon sb24
    1 430ez
    1 sigma 500 super dg

    the 430ez and the 500 sdg are both modded for a SLA battery pack,
     
  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    I have 4 flashes as well. Selling two of the btw... look at my Canon flash sale... and buying one more. So i can have 3 580ex,s
     

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