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D40 SB400 social snaps .

Discussion in 'People' started by Desmond, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. I don't do many of these so it was a good chance to practice my skills .
    I took the D40 and SB400 with the modification I've made to it for bounce flash .

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    I tried one without flash .

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    This time I went totally manual [except flash ] to practice what I have learned here about balancing for ambient . I did a few frontal flashes because all the other patrons freaked out a bit each time I did a bounce flash .... these new Zealanders don't see much lightning .

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    I shot one out the window , I used to work with these guys - he's busy phoning up a fellow worker who is on 24hr standby and pretending to be a customer needing an urgent job on a broken down truck ...
    [wonder why I no longer work with them ??? :tongue: ]

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    I had the flash dialed back to -0.7 by this stage .

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    I got tired of frontal flash and since I was in a corner I did the bounce flash thing with a bit of forward bounce from the modifier .

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    Much better results I'd say . Mostly at iso 800 , F5.6 1/30th sec .

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    was happy to get some decent practice for a change .

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  2. chandler

    chandler

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    Oct 21, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    nice job...your modifier seems to work
     
  3. Thanks , I don't know how much difference it made in this situation but where it is really useful is when you get closer to the subject :

    Straight up bounce :

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    Straight up bounce with a bit of forward throw from the modifier :

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