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  • I have to add in here, interesting thread on website presentation, thanks .... But the initial comment from Neil that ' you're still using flash' ..... Well, that had me stumped for a little while !!
  • Its an interesting problem, one we all will face outdoors. It seems to me that the real problem is about confidence .... confidence in the equipment and the settings. You can't expect to make quality assessments on the LCD screen in any sort of sunl…
  • Sounds like you're ready to go! Maybe we could see some pics when its done .... Good luck with the event.
  • Ha! Yes, it's easy to SOUND like I know all about it! I haven't done this sort of mixed approach in a large event situation, only really when there's time to get people into position. I'm also using proprietary system flash, with optical triggerin…
  • Sounds like a good plan ... Have the manual flash preset in the softbox ready for the formal shots, and use your on-camera one bounced when moving around. I use both because I like a side-lit effect from the softbox, and assuming your ambient exposu…
  • You'll certainly get more shape and direction from a softbox, off to a side as a main light. It will need to be fairly close in order to be nice and soft, so you may have to bring people over to it. Why not have another on -camera flash bounced, pe…
  • There are children's hairdressing and makeup heads (with shoulders and long hair) that are cheap, and I'm sure would serve the job well. I sometimes use any fresh flowers in a vase we've got which I find is a nice subject to practice flash techniq…
  • Juancarmen, you asked about 'auto-iso' when using triggers. Auto-iso would normally be part of a shooting approach using dedicated system flash, with the camera in an auto-exposure mode and the flash responding to automatic exposure control via the …
  • I'm interested in peoples experience with flash zooming in these situations .... As I said on the other thread, I have found limited effect with umbrellas and soft boxes, not so much a change in the light spread, but rather a change in the 'shape' o…
  • I find the effect can be harder, even at close distances, if the flash is quite near the umbrella, and/or the flash head zoom is zoomed in a lot. You could try pulling the flash back and widening the zoom so that it's angle of coverage just strikes …
  • Thanks Trev, that makes sense and is probably something to consider when deciding on the distance to the subject and intended effect. I found that there isn't much change to the actual spread of light coverage, as the softbox or umbrella still distr…
  • A great set of airshow pictures, thanks for showing! You've got a commendable control of the contrast there, which is often an issue (eg shadow undersides of the planes with an over bright whiteout sky) .... None of that here, you must have shot fro…
  • Hello, I'm Nigel, first post here and very pleased to be able to join in the interesting discussions here .... Going back to Trevs post earlier where he talks about the effects of flash head zoom on the spread of bounce. This is a good point and it'…

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