Technique Thursday — FLASH

Flash scares me.  My eyes glaze over when I hear the word “speed lite.”  I do everything I can to avoid it.  The only way I like to shoot flash is on my lomo or holga. Point and shoot.

I use video light instead when I need light.  I can “see” it and it doesn’t scare me so.

So let’s see how they do it.

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That is inspiring.  I’m going to have to play with flash and/or video light for backlighting.  Looks so good.

Some flash tips:  Meter for the ambient, add in your flash and bounce if you can.

The trick for the holga is:

Set Holga to B (bulb)

Focus: 3 people

Set on Cloudy setting

Nikon SB80 Flash on Manual:  angle of coverage 35 degrees – set distance at 5-7 feet.

Shoot away!

 

Links:

Wendy Laurel

Kristpher Orr

Chris Thornton

Andreanna Armbula

Neal Carpenter

Kate T. Parker

John Fong

Ken Bruggeman

Mariana Gonzalez

Jen and Jonah

Amanda Nelson

Kat Braman

Chris Bodnar

Ryan Johnson

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