Shoe-mount flash for portrait lighting?

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  1. kafene

    kafene TPF Noob!

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    Anyone try this with much success? I have a Canon 540EZ shoe-mount flash I'm not using anymore (10D not fully compatible) and thougth about using it as a portrait light rather than selling it off. I don't have a studio or anything, but thought of making a make-shift one at home.

    You can call me cheap, but I already know that :roll:

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  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Nothing wrong with cheap! :D
     
  3. S_Blackmoore

    S_Blackmoore TPF Noob!

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    I've had some luck with it, but not much. Flash and I don't really get along well. I like to know that what I'm seeing is what I'm getting on my shot as much as possible, so I tend to use natural or hot lights (both of which have their disadvantages). I don't recall if the 540 can be slaved or not, but if it can, go for it. That's one thing about a lot of the flashes out there, they can be used for cheap strobes.
     

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