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    I took this on boxing day. Just a snap of my mom and Evan but I LOVE my speedlight......well when I have a nice big window like I had here to bounce. (I did a few test shots on xmas day but didn't have a good window in that room and I still need to learn best place to bounce)

    eta: this is sooc and I forgot to sharpen for web also

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    Nice! I have a really hard time getting pics like this to turn out, it seems like bouncing to one side always makes it look flashy or too dark on the other side but you've really nailed the exposure for this. It looks like you have a little motion blur though, what was the SS?

    I've found for snaps and most other uses bouncing off the ceiling works best. It gives fairly even light and usually ceilings are white so no color casts. Depending on the room and what you are trying to accomplish, you can kind of point it up and back or up and forward. Straight up doesn't put much light into the eyes but sometimes it's all you can work with. HTH


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    Looks great!

    I find the most consistantly nice place to bounce is behind me, if there is nothing behind me that will cause a bad cast. A window is always a great place to bounce though.

    You'll get the hang of it in no time. I'm constantly swivveling my flash as I move around the room. It becomes such second nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokidokikashikoi View Post
    It looks like you have a little motion blur though, what was the SS?
    hmmm I don't really see it, but my eyes aren't good enough to see a small blur, his right hand??
    I looked up the info on the pic, its ss 1/80 ap 4.5 iso400 35mm
    Is 1/80 too low with bounced flash (so the flash isn't freezing the motion)? The flash was bounced on the the window directly to my left at 45degrees up
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberBella View Post
    You'll get the hang of it in no time. I'm constantly swivveling my flash as I move around the room. It becomes such second nature.
    ditto that!!!


    I think 1/80 is fine - that's what I use (well, it depends, sometimes I use 1/60). I need to play with my aperture more when I'm using my speedlite, I keep it fixed at 4 because that's comfortable for me. anyhow, I think your photo turned out great!!!!!!
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