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Off Camera Flash...
« on: June 20, 2010, 12:08:16 PM »
Hi all ive been playing around with my A300 and 2 HVL-42's off camera, not with much success i must had, still experimenting with different settings and position of the light, cant seem to grasp the balance of ambient and fill, overexposed most of the time once i take the flash off camera, on camera im more or less there. Im using the pop-up flash to fire the 42 but my question is how much light does the pop-up contribute to the image? is it just the sync speed of the flash and above, ive heard a piece of exposed film works, but i think all pointers for anything below sync speed im going to need wireless triggers, is that right?....Aarrgghhh Confused!! any chance of a little guidance please.


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Re: Off Camera Flash...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 03:50:50 PM »

I tend to use the exposed film trick, but I believe the pop-up does minimal damage to the exposure.

Personally, I always work in manual and play with the distance of the flashes till I get a) the required result or b) an annoyed model!


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Re: Off Camera Flash...
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 04:00:10 PM »
Drippy, there are two stickied threads in our lighting section that might be useful? Also have a look over here:
Hope this helps a bit?
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