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Bryan A. Coleman
 

using flashes at a wedding


 
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Anybody have a tips or tricks for using flashes at a wedding for some good lighting. I have a 580 and a 430 to go along with my 20D...


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4/7/2006 9:14:21 PM

 
Paul Tobeck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2005
  Check out Gary Fong's website, he sells a unique diffuser called the Lightsphere. A couple of my wedding photographer buddies use it and swear by it for on-camera flash. It's inexpensive and worth checking out.


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4/8/2006 4:34:20 AM

 
Bryan A. Coleman   thanks Paul, you rock!!


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4/8/2006 6:40:30 AM

 
  My flash system includes a flash grip and Lumiquest Promax bounce system. I always mount my flash on the grip when shooting weddings. The Promax system can be used in several variations from the 80-20 bounce frame (20% of the burst aimed directly at the subject, 80% at the ceiling) to a white bounce card (100% of the burst directed at the subject). It also offers a silver bounce card (great for highlights), a gold bounce card (very good for warming effect), and a diffusion screen ( softens the burst). all fitting neatly in a wallet. The grip is a matter of choice, but I swear by the Lumiquest system.

Have fun and keep shooting,
Mark H.


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4/10/2006 7:20:36 PM

 
Bryan A. Coleman   Believe it or not I bounced my last batch of pics at a wedding I did this past friday night and I was floored by how well they came out. I will definitely check into that system. You know, we need something simple and quick when we do those weddings.

Your a blessing Mark.

Bryan


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4/10/2006 8:14:48 PM

 
 
 
 
Any time Bryan. A little more information on the system. The whole system comes in a folder, and mounts with self stick velcro. It sells for around sixty dollars. You'll love it.

Have fun and keep shooting,
Mark H.


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4/11/2006 10:37:01 PM

 
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