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  • When you use a speedlight on the camera as the master, you have to use that flash's menu to set everything up.  At the moment you are looking at the pop-up flash as the controller. 
  • Bare bulb ... as in the bulb is bare, i.e. direct?Or do you mean the bare bulb in a softbox?  (For then it isn't bare bulb anymore.) Anyway, what you need is a stronger light source than a speedlight, and a larger light source than a 24x24 inch soft…
  • This has to do with your background being more reflective than a matte surface would be. The only way around this is to spread your light source more evenly, and make it even bigger.  Ultimately, I doubt your clients would notice, so it wouldn't be …
  • Here are instructions on how to make your own Eyelighter:   http://www.tammyhowellblog.com/photography-tips/diy-eyelighter-make-your-own-curved-reflector/
  • Go for Photoshop CC ... it is $10 a month. 
  • btw ... I just posted this article:   Headshot photography lighting on location
  • Drop it in from another image which was properly lit?
  • The idea with a clear dome is based on the idea of an omnidirectional light source inside. Some light is obviously thrown forward, but the rest of the light bounces around the room from every side.  I have tried it when I still used the Q-flash, but…
  • Agreed on the suggestion to have another person there to concentrate on shooting video, if only to man the camera. 
  • Or alternately, buy another used L358 off the Fred Miranda Forums? I see them on there every so often. Low cost investment in a light meter you already know. 
  • Photographing 70 people bowling? To be sure to get a shot of everyone, you'd have to work systematically with a team of photographers - unless they are more interested in just snaps of the event to remember it by?  I would most likely attempt this w…
  • Remember when pricing headshots, to include the time it will take you to retouch the files. 
  • Jim .... how did the event go? When you are dealing with a dark venue where you can't bounce flash, it is the most common solution to have off-camera flashes in the corners, or somewhere behind the subjects you are photographing, to at least give so…
  • For the latter part of the wedding, outdoors at night, it looks like just an on-camera flash with a slow shutter speed.  With the indoor reception at the start, it looks like one other assistant holding up an off-camera flash ...  AND / OR ...  s…
  • Next step ... check that your AF assist actually works. Also make sure  you weren't in servo mode - that disables the flash's AF assist beam.
  • Still sounds like a win to me, even if they control the options. 
  • I often have to explain to clients that while I retain copyright, I include in the contract that they have Print Release (or similar).  If your potential client gets sticky about this ... is it worth the hassle vs the money you'll make?  Do you need…
  • You did fine there with the flash. Not every situation warrants the 'big production' of off- camera flash.  I often use direct on-camera fill-flash like this ... when I just want a touch of fill-flash.  Here are the two extremes:On-camera TTL fill-f…
  • I think that Sandisk has a better reputation than Lexar. So you're safe there. 
  • Doug ... the B1 will be too heavy to leave outdoors on a light-stand if you attach an umbrella or softbox to it.  For that kind of work, the B2 would be the better choice - it has the heavier part (which is the battery and electronics) separate, and…
  • Exactly as Braveheart says: With telephoto shots, the plane of focus doesn't shift much if you Focus & Recompose. But with wide-angle lenses (at a wider aperture), you will find that your off-center subject might be out of focus ... since the pl…
  • Lou, for fast-changing lighting I would rely on the TTL flash's capability to give me results which are more or less balanced the way I want to.  I would still use Manual Exposure mode on my camera, and then TTL on the flash. If you really have to, …
  • I have this issue with both my Nikon D4 bodies, even though I have sent them in for focus calibration twice during the past year. I know by now that I can't trust the outer AF areas.  My D5 is pretty good though.  So perhaps it is something we unfor…
  • Good point! You would actually be shooting at the faster shutter speeds! 
  • What would keep me from under-exposing and then depending on my camera being ISO-invariant .... at a low ISO you are using a slower shutter speed ... and that usually has a detrimental effect on image sharpness.  So I would still want to use the hig…

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