Finally an external flash

April 08, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 Yesterday I purchased an external flash for my camera.  I have long wanted one and besides how hard could it be to use it.  Attached to camera, turn on and fire away right.....no not at all, you can use it this way, you can use it that way, you can bounce the flash, you can filter the flash, you can use it remotely off the camera,  you can set the power, you can use more than one if you have more than one. After reading the manual I’m now sure that when I get it mastered I should receive some kind of electronics/ technology degree.  I decided to give it a try and discovered that it will work remotely off the camera.  Okay now to take a photo of something other than my feet and the floor.  Oh Poe is sitting on his cat house looking out the window let’s see if we can get him. First shot Poe and nothing else, totally white out the window, after a few more tries I get detail inside the house and outside the window.  Now I know I can do that with the flash but how did I do it, I guess I’ll have a try a few more times because I’m not sure what I did.  Oh well later, I’m getting hungry and make a salad but wait I bought this chili peppers that looked so shiny and red and would make great photography subjects,  think I’ll add some to the salad and photograph it.  Ok I’ll try with the flash pointed right at it, pointed from each side, bounced from the wall behind, bounced from above, try different settings and shoot all over again, try the white balance filters and see what they do.   Now I have no idea which shot are which and many of them I don’t see a lot of difference.  Well I guess that just means I have to practise a whole lot more before I take any important photos with the flash, right now I’m feeling that electronics/ technology degree is a long way off

Thai Chili Pepper Salad

Test shot 1 - Flash mounted on camera and pointed directly at bowl

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 Flash turned off for comparison

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Flash angled up and bounced down on the bowl with the bounce card on the flash

 

 


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