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Bouncing the flash light

by Heena
Heena
May 5, 2014
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Many time I get the question from my customer what diffuser to use  to get rid of hard shadows in the picture or to avoid the flat look ?

Well, it depends on if the shadow is being created due to a specific angle of the speed light hosted on the just above your lens . Many photographer think its enough to have a flash diffuser on you flash to eliminate the hard shadow but no you need to change the angel of your light.

In most cases that flash reflector  is used to bounce the light from anything off the ceiling or walls. The plastic diffuser helps you project the light forward and in all direction to illuminate your subject.

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In the sample pictures (above) you’ll notice shadows behind the subject and the flash on the subject’s face is not very soft. This was taken with a dome diffuser that comes with most speed light these days.

In the next picture you’ll notice that the shadows are gone and the light becomes much softer. I simply removed the diffuser and bounced the light straight off the ceiling. It was a 20 foot ceiling and I had no problem creating soft light.

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Heena
Hi, I am heena abbasi passionate about writing and photography.I work as a freelancer blog and photo artist.Thank to photosquare for giving me chance to post my articles here and provide me a platform.

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