Light modifier in convention

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I see some photographers using omni directional light modifiers inside the convention. Every room is so big. The light modifier reduces the flashes several F-stops. The ceiling are far too high, the walls are far away, and the subjects are far away. You don't get any bounce lighting, and you get a lot of darker images. Especially, when they use without light modifiers, they point the flashes straight up. You don't get any good lighting.
 
I have seem photographers using Gary Fong lightsphere. Is that really good? That thing is huge! It doesn't looks sexy on my DSLR.
 
"Hey, look at my Fong! I'm a fuhhh-taw-gruuuufff-ur!"
 
Just wonder, if it is me, or they don't know what are they doing?

We know the answer to that question, but your post raises another question: What do you want to do about it?

Are you motivated to offer a crash course in speedlighting to complete strangers?

Do you think they are wishing someone would just interrupt them long enough to set up their flash?

Do you think that any of them might actually be grateful for your concern?

Does watching them do that just make you want to scream and smash their worthless junk?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then I guess you'd better get cracking.
 
Just wonder, if it is me, or they don't know what are they doing?

We know the answer to that question, but your post raises another question: What do you want to do about it?

Are you motivated to offer a crash course in speedlighting to complete strangers?

Do you think they are wishing someone would just interrupt them long enough to set up their flash?

Do you think that any of them might actually be grateful for your concern?

Does watching them do that just make you want to scream and smash their worthless junk?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then I guess you'd better get cracking.

Annnnnd, for all of you kind folks that feel the need to give those ignorant strangers their free, on-the-spot crash course in lighting, after you're done teaching, you are all most welcome to head over my way...I've got some windmills for you to tilt at!!!
 
Where do I sign up for the light modifier convention?
 
Just wonder, if it is me, or they don't know what are they doing?

We know the answer to that question, but your post raises another question: What do you want to do about it?

Are you motivated to offer a crash course in speedlighting to complete strangers?

Do you think they are wishing someone would just interrupt them long enough to set up their flash?

Do you think that any of them might actually be grateful for your concern?

Does watching them do that just make you want to scream and smash their worthless junk?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then I guess you'd better get cracking.

Nope, just wondering, why they are using the modifiers.
 
Just wonder, if it is me, or they don't know what are they doing?

We know the answer to that question, but your post raises another question: What do you want to do about it?

Are you motivated to offer a crash course in speedlighting to complete strangers?

Do you think they are wishing someone would just interrupt them long enough to set up their flash?

Do you think that any of them might actually be grateful for your concern?

Does watching them do that just make you want to scream and smash their worthless junk?

If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then I guess you'd better get cracking.

Nope, just wondering, why they are using the modifiers.

Some modifiers work in some situations, some don't! Sometimes what people use is just due to good marketing, and a lack of understanding of how light works!
 
I have several light modifiers. These work very well in small room and closer subjects. When I use these in very large room, I get nothing but dark images.
 
Nope, just wondering, why they are using the modifiers.

Because they don't realize that the light modifiers they are using do not enhance the light quality in the venue in which they are shooting.
 

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