Hi, Taga ibang thread ako, I've seen your question posted on other threads before. I hope I can help.
Mga masters, may ipapalait lang akong picture sa inyo, bale ito ang isa sa mga sample pics ng bagong bili kong flash (Nissin Di662 II). First time ko nitong makagamit ng external flash kaya napansin kong puro sablay yata ang mga kuha ko compared sa mga kuha ng ibang photogs kapag ganitong event (birthday party, indoors, with external flash).
Personally, I think it is ok. For an event like this, you can't beat your self up for something that is not in your control. For the most part, you did a good job. An ordinary snap shooter would have rendered the background really dark, you did well as your flash was balanced with your background.
Ang tanong ko po, anong angle kaya ang tamang gamitin sa mga ganitong pagkakataon? (bounce flash) Ang ginawa ko po kasi dito eh nakatutok yung flash all the way up sa ceiling, as in straight talaga siya, kaya parang hindi ako kuntento eh. Ano pong maisa-suggest ninyo or bigyan nyo naman po ako ng tips when shooting indoors. Should I use bounce flash? Anong flash angle ang best? Should I use additional tool, like, Flash Bender? Maraming salamat po.
Imagine that light travels on a straight line, and it also spreads, so your call to bounce the light is a good call. because, the light spreads as it bounced off the ceiling, and down the subject. Notice how the children are nicely lighted and almost has that soft quality that most people are looking out for. As for the bee, he have a hard shadow in the back, this only means that your flash head was relatively lower than the mascot, so some of your flash hit him at a more direct way, you can either, not use the plastic cup/ diffuser to limit the light spill, or use an object block the flash going forward to limit or control the light spill. If you are close to your subject, go straight up, if you are a bit farther away, then bounced with some angle. There is no " best angle" to bounce a flash, it is always situational.
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-- edited by RHEDD on May 09 2013, 11:18 PM