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Cassandra  Ann Smith

member since: 10/2/2006
 

Solutions for Flash


I am having some issues with not having a dedicated flash and trying to work with the one my Canon XTi has. I have tried adding on different materials to soften the flash, but I would like to reflect it in different directions. HELP! Does anyone have any solutions?

7/12/2007 10:52:16 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  The most you can do is diffuse the flash though paper or translucent plastic, DIY or this ready made product: LumiQuest Soft Screen. It it not worth trying to bounce flash with the built-in. it doesn't provide enough power.

7/12/2007 11:59:44 AM

 
Cassandra  Ann Smith

member since: 10/2/2006
  What is DIY? I am concerned because I am doing a home birth, and if it happens at night, I am not going to have much light. I don't want to disrupt the natural flow of things either.

7/12/2007 1:04:16 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member
gregorylagrange.org

member since: 11/11/2003
  DIY = do it yourself. Your solution is to buy a flash with a swivel head, or use a high ISO and the room lights.

7/12/2007 2:59:38 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/14/2005
  I've used ISO 800 on the XTi with very good results. There is barely any noise compared to using high ISOs with the original Rebel or any point & shoot camera.

Chris Vedros

7/12/2007 5:08:45 PM

 
Cassandra  Ann Smith

member since: 10/2/2006
  Thank you for all the answers. They have been very helpful!

7/18/2007 10:50:59 PM

 

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