A&P When you take pics of people indoors, do you use flash?

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    It's easier to get good pics if your cam doesn't have awesome ISO performance, isn't it?

    I usually don't but today I tried and my pics came out better than usually, and I only have a built in flash.
     
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    i always use flash, i have a 550ex on a bracket and omnibounce
     
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    Sorry, I'm sucha clueless n00b, but what is an omnibounce (I checked it up before but I forgot) and when do you use it, and what's the purpose of it?
     
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    used to always use my 35 1.8 prime. just got the sb-600 though so trying flash more
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    when you say your flash is on bracket... is that a physical bracket or a bracket setting on the camera?
     
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    He means a physical bracket. Bracket settings on your camera has nothing to do with teh flash, just your EV.
     
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    High iso still wont fill in the eyesockets. I almost always use it for a portrait, either bounced up or to the side if theres a wall
     
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    stroboframe vh 2000 with ETTL cord

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    white cap on the flash is an omnibounce
     
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    candids for fun - no flash/ high iso
    serious portraits - bounced flash/fong or umbrella
     
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    Depends on the mood you are going for but i almost always use flash indoors now. Shot a party last weekend and had great results.

    Fast lens + high iso + flash. Works great. Use regular exposure to light the background and just a little flash to stop the action and isolate your subject.
     
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    it's just 2 flashes pointing at the ceiling.
     
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    I dont think I've ever had the need for that, I just raise my iso a bit...but to each his own.
     
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    eh, it takes time for people to figure off-camera flash out
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    ok cool i thought so.
     
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    everything I do is pretty much with some sort of flash, however you will almost never see a flash actually on my camera. I always try to set up my stuff and use an umbrella or something.

    and I just bought a nice Photogenic Kit, so I'll stop using Speedlites almost entirely now:o
     
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    How do you like those strobes?
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I've used them before and they're real nice. The kit was 2 500ws lights with digital backs and the new PW receivers with 32 channels. As I've said, I've shot them a couple of times before I bought mine and really liked them. Easy to set up, easy to use, consistant color/power, pretty good recharge rate (I think manufacturer says 3 seconds at full power).

    I just got my kit on Monday, and haven't had a chance to do anything other than plug them in to make sure both work:o.

    edit: the kit was designed for the TX rep for Photogenic. It's 2 lights, stands, umbrellas, and a travel case with wheels for 1499. A store here in TX was having them on sale for 10% off, and he was going up there so he brought them back. So I saved well over $150 on the kit:o.

    this is a shot I did using 1 of these a few months ago, with a 2x3 softbox
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    I use flash indoors alot for portrait style pics.
     
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    a lot of times, yes; i jsut bounce it off a c eiling; or i made my own plastic 4x5" bounce card that i velcro to it.
     
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    i just bounce off the ceiling with rear curtain for snapshots. did this last night on the tri-pod at my dad's house

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