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Off camera flash set up

Postby SLombardi » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:29 am

Some questions for the photo gurus out there, wondering where to position my speedlight to get that soft natural look

Unfortunately, I only have one speedlight (SB700), but have a lightstand and a softbox availble to me.

Something similar to this
https://flic.kr/p/4ZXmBK

Thanks guys!
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Re: Off camera flash set up

Postby DJRansome » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:33 pm

If you have one light, overhead is usually the #1 choice.
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Re: Off camera flash set up

Postby zimmy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:27 pm

DJRansome wrote:If you have one light, overhead is usually the #1 choice.

+1 Sounds like you have what you need to take some great shots.
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Re: Off camera flash set up

Postby katherine7 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:34 pm

SLombardi wrote:Some questions for the photo gurus out there, wondering where to position my speedlight to get that soft natural look

Unfortunately, I only have one speedlight (SB700), but have a lightstand and a softbox availble to me.

Something similar to this
https://flic.kr/p/4ZXmBK

Thanks guys!


However once you start to learn how to use flash, and you get the flash off camera or at the very least not pointing directly at your subject then you start to realise that it's not just about more light, it's about better light too.
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Re: Off camera flash set up

Postby GTZ » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:54 pm

You get different looks depending on where it's set up. On top is the usual go to, but you can experiment with side lit shots and if you're feeling really adventurous, you can remove some substrate and fire from below. Try a diffuser if the light is too harsh, you can make your own with opaque plastics, or even blank white paper.
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