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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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On Camera Flash Diffusers
I use the Demb flash diffuser (classic) for on camera flash. It is a very versatile diffuser. Here is the link for Demb flash products www.dembflashproducts.com/
I use an SC-17 and mount the flash hotshoe on a small monopod which I hold in my left hand while trying not to knock anyone on the head. I put a softbox diffuser or a hard 18mm diffuser on the flash, or zoom the flashhead in to get a spot lighting effect. It's really easy to do, as the AF assist light of the flash is like a laser targeting device, you can see where the centre of the flash light will be on the target through the viewfinder and adjust before you shoot.
I use an SC-17 cable, flash mounted on a small monopod, and I hold it in my left hand (a long time ago, I used to use the large Metz flashguns like that because I didn't like the rail system to connect it to the camera and preferred holding it in my left hand while holding the camera in my right hand). I use a softbox or diffuser on the flash and use the flash zoom to modify the light. The AF assist indicates the centre of the flash effect, and can be easily seen through the viewfinder. I find that easier than trying to adjust modifiers on an on camera flash.
But I don't think I'll keep my flash on camera as much; I'll most likely use my Yong Nuo Rf-602 and most likely ask a buddy (I get lonely shooting sometimes so I call a friend always LOL) to just hold it in a position for me.
Acutally, after saying that, I realize I will lose the TTL functions (that I feel I need in those quick situations)... Scratch that, I'll use a cable and a buddy LOL
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