My flash came!!

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  1. Zoom

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    Yippee!! Now I can start to play with indoor shots and stuff.

    I have one huge question already though--when I take a picture, I'm getting reflective squigglies. How do I get that to stop??
     
  2. Nechochwen

    Nechochwen profundus tergum

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    You mean sparkling wiggles? You're talking about sparkling wiggles, right?
     
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    Either or. Either way, it's fscking up my shots and that's not making me happy.
     
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    I don't use flash too often but if you could post an example, I might be able to tell you what's happening.

    Congrats on the new flash! :)
     
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    I'll post when I dash home to get my cord. I don't have the ability to just pop my memory card right into my laptop. Wish I did, would make things much easier.
     
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    Ok, two examples. I need this fixed quickly, I'm supposed to be doing a shoot for the bar tonight and these photos will/might be used on the website as well. It looks like these were taken underwater, which could be a neat effect but not what I need right now!

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    I have an idea that it might be the bracing between the ceiling tiles and bouncing the flash isn't going to work like I'd hoped but suggestions are welcome!
     
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    Ok, ignore this thread. :rolleyes: It is the metallic lathing between the ceiling tiles and I have to change how I'd planned to take shots to compensate. Sometimes I really hate needing a flash...
     
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    Looks like you are in a swimming pool lol. Anyway you can use a diffuser?
     
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    Yup! Try a diffuser.

    Grats on your new toy
     
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    Did it not come with a diffuser? I rarely ever took the diffuser off of mine back when I used a camera. I'd say your lighting in the bar is pretty similar to some of the better lighting situations I had at some of the wrestling venues :eek: The diffuser takes care of that kind of reflections really well in my experience.
     
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    Nope, no diffuser. English asked me what type of flash I wanted via text one day and ordered it without asking for details.

    The shots came out decently anyway, I just got creative with f-stops and flash angles. :) Will go buy a diffuser soon though.
     
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    Try just taping a piece of tissue paper over it and see if that changes things.
     
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    Or a coffee filter.:D

    Which flash did you get? Or did I miss where you posted that?


    I use my SB400 a lot because my SB600 is heavier and takes more batteries.

    I don't use a diffuser with my SB400.
    I just flip the flash head up and bounce off the ceiling.
    That's what I do with 99% of my photographs.

    But if I'm further away from my subject, I might flip the flash head forward a tad.

    Congrats!!!

    I use my flash with all of my indoor shots.
     

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