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Aravinda  Subasinghe

member since: 8/31/2003
 

How to Eliminate Shadows


 
  Shadow Photo
Shadow Photo
f1.8, 60/90, 50mm, late at night
© Aravinda  Subasinghe
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I have taken a few photos with the camera vertical, as I have a dedicated flash unit. The shadows on that are harsh. How can I minimize these showdows or make them look like they don't appear?
I have attached a photo I have taken like this.

I have an EOS 300v and a dedicated Ex 420Ex Flash unit.

Any idea let us know, and make it simple - I know I should go out and buy studio lights but I don't have that sort of money right now. So a cheap and alternative way to minimise shadows.

9/17/2003 4:56:36 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  Without spending any money for a flash bracket/connecting cord, or studio lights and stands:
(a) don't pose your subjects so close to a wall or backdrop.
(b) use the bounce flash feature of the 420EX.

9/17/2003 7:20:10 AM

 
Brenda Tharp
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/9/2003
  Aravinda - The suggestions Jon gave you are good ones, but in addition to them, I would suggest purchasing a small translucent plastic box that goes over the flash head - made by STO-FEN. (www.stofen.com). This inexpensive device creates wonderfully softened flash light. I use it on my flash just about all the time and love it. You can also create your own, if you can get a translucent material that is bendable to make a 'box' to fit over your flash head - but Sto-fen's is perfect and is made to fit your particular flash.

9/20/2003 5:42:41 PM

 
Aravinda  Subasinghe

member since: 10/11/2003
  thanks very much for that info brenda and jon.. thanks so much casue I was very puzzled thanksz
aravinda

10/13/2003 5:25:21 AM

 
Aravinda  Subasinghe

member since: 10/11/2003
  thanks very much for that info brenda and jon.. thanks so much casue I was very puzzled thanksz
aravinda

10/13/2003 5:25:24 AM

 

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