Im Drawing A Blank...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by MDowdey, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    What is the technical name for the bracket and cord that you see some photojournalists with? the ones where the flash is mounted off the camera up top somewhere? Anyone have a good suggestions for different types?


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  2. wwjoeld

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    I think they are called L brackets, my boss calls flash flips
     
  3. ksmattfish

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    I've always called them "flash brackets" and "sync cords" or "flash sync cords".
     
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    the cord and the braket are two different things, but you need the cord to operate the flash that sits on the bracket
     
  5. MDowdey

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    thanks guys! whats the main purpose for elevating the flash like that?



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    In a nutshell it raises the flash so that the shadows casted are at a much lower angle. Making them not appear as harshly if at all.
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    Also increasing the distance of the flash from the lens axis eliminates red-eye.
     

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