Please help me fix shadow problem

Jun 13, 2008
Menifee, Ca 92584
i dont know what im doing wrong but i seem to get that harsh shadow underneath the chin. is there a good method to not get that shadow? im shooting with a D300 with an sb-800. thanks guys!

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Oct 10, 2006
Halifax, NS
Bouncing the flash off the ceiling at a 45 degree angle or so, or even bouncing it off a wall behind you should lessen the harsh shadows. Good luck. Let us know how it works out.


spoony....there are several ways to help the problem but you really need to think about this from the standpont of "why is the shadow there" .... seriously.... why is it there ? .... its a byproduct of basically 3 things....

#1 where your light is comming from
#2 size / intensity of the light source
#3 ambient light

in your photo you have a small intense light source comming from above with little to no ambient light in the photo ....thus the harsh shadow

as others have suggested a bounce may work better depending on size/height of your celings and size of the room you are working with ...

Keep plugging away spoony your on the right path..

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