Advice to shoot a party with flash.

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
hirejn
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Re: Advice to shoot a party with flash.
In reply to Olovskie, Apr 3, 2013

Direct flash is not a professional solution. Point it upward and use a diffuser. If the ceiling is too high, it doesn't matter. Enough light will fall onto the subject to illuminate it, and it will be better than direct flash, but not much. Drag the shutter a bit to soak in some of the ambient light and use rear curtain. Two stops down on the ambient can actually be ideal because you need shadows. You don't want the ambient light to match the flash quantity exactly. You could also hold the flash in one hand, diffused, and trigger it using the pop-up flash as a commander.

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