advice on flash use indoors for small groups

Started Dec 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
Cyberman
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Re: bounce side way
In reply to yihlee, Dec 31, 2012

yihlee wrote:

Bounce from ceiling may give unpleasant shadowed eye sockets.

I agree, but I now use the bounce flash absolutely straight up at the ceiling. It means the hot spot of light is further away from the subject, therefore pretty well eliminating the dark eye sockets. The results of this technique are astonishingly good.

IMHO, the recommendation for bounce flash at an angle is a flawed concept.

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