A&P Vertical shots + Flash

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    Do you guys use a bracket when you know you'll shoot a lot of vertical? Is there another way to make the flash spread properly? Rotating the head doesn't really work...
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    bracket
     
  3. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Take the flash off the camera. Seriously.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    at an absolute minimum:

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  5. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    put it on a stand and use a wireless trigger
     
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    Come on...so without a stand or a bracket you're just holding the flash in the air like the old school guys with flash powder? :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Pretty much. But if a better photo is the result who cares?
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i've got a stroboframe flash bracket that i've used once if you're interested.

    i have the coiled cord for it as well if you need one
     
  9. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    If you're shooting in a room, turn the flash head around and point it behind you. You'll get a nice, even smooth light.
     
  10. jared_IRL

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    Hell fucking yeah! Roll your eyes all you want, but the only better lightstand than your arm is an assistant.

    With that cord and my arm, I can bounce the flash in any direction, change it's height, change it's distance from my subject, zoom it in and out, or alter any other aspect of the quality of light, all without moving my eye from my camera.

    Where else are gonna find that kind of versitility?? Hmm? Bueller? Bueller?


    Granted, it's a little nicer to have it working with PW's, because then you could toss it to Uncle George and say 'Hey, point this at the bride', and still fire away, but the cord is a hell of a lot cheaper.

    You guys need to start thinking on your feet here. A bracket gives you 2 choices. Your fucking arm can do whatever it wants.

    :rolleyes: right back atcha.
     
  11. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    So theoretically I can set my camera on commander mode, set it to ttl and use a bracket, no need for the ttl cord, right? Anybody else do that, cause I've never seen it done before.
     
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    I have a stroboframe and a cord, but I posted in the hopes that there was another solution. I like the stroboframe, but sometimes I don't want to flex like Mr. Master Photographer With All The Equipment. If that's the only way to get the shot then I will flex away.

    Thanks for the .02
     
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    Yeah, that'll work great too. Your only issues will be the line of sight. You need to make sure the little sensor on the flash is able to see the light/reflected light of the on board flash. That close, it's pretty damn near bulletproof though, unless you have your thumb over it.
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Holding a flash in your arm isn't exactly "Mr. Master Photographer With All The Equipment".
     
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    Question: Would the single one on the left side be enough to shoot horizontal and vertical? Vertical I can see it being better but is it fine for horizontal too?

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    I'd consider rigging something like that up but it seems like overkill to have both flashes. Obv. I dunno much about brackets: enlighten me, OT.
     
  16. Jcolman

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    Flash frame bracket is designed to flip 90 degree when you flip your camera to vertical.

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    It can also be used with the patented "Jcolman flash of death!"

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    K. Next wedding I'll walk around the dance floor with that :mamoru:
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    prepare to get laid. a LOT.
     
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    "it's so big"

    "that's how I roll"
     
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    It also doubles as a dance floor!
     
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  23. someonenew

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    lot of people do it, it's the only way to trigger the SB600.

    You can also turn your pop up flash almost completely off so it doesn't introduce a lot of light.
     
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    Or under the commander settings set it to -- and it doesnt affect it at all ;-) I was just wondering if doing that was common practice (I ALWAYS see a cord attached with brackets)
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    yep, the double dash is what I'm talking about.

    we do it here a lot, set a flash on a light stand and then use a pop up to trigger it.
     

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