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  1. sinjans

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    Just playing with the new glass at a birthday party. I'm still afraid to use it much because it needs a filter to complete its sealing from the elements/cake icing.
     

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    Here's another.

    I was handheld for obvious reasons using the on camera external flash with a white card attacched. Photos were taken using with the 17-40f/4 L. I dont like the shadows much but until i get a softbox im not sure how to take these aany better. I would love some advice.
     

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    Is the flash off camera? It looks like it is.
    I think a ceiling or wall bounce would give it a softer look with the shadows. It looks like you pointed at the subjects and at a pretty dramatic angle which is causing the shadows.

    I just got a speedlight myself so thats all the knowledge i can give :)

    But nice shots. Kids eating/making a mess is always an interesting subject.

    -Gian
     
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    Thanks. Flash was on camera but i was in close. In Hindsight i should haave bounced vertically instead. I was trying to use the white card to pop their eyes a bit. Gary Fong is gonna get some of my money soon enough
     
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    Ahh ok i see how you got that lighting now. Vertical shot the flash seems to come from the left.

    I had never heard of Gary Fong so i looked it up. My money may soon be going that direction too lol.
     
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    I was in too close as well. If i had stood back with an 85 (or soon to be 70-200:greenpbl:) I could have acheived less shadow. How are some of the pros around here handling hand held shots indoors/harsh lighting, while chasing toddlers?
     

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