PDA

View Full Version : Flash with Reflector


nldunne
05-07-07, 17:38
Flash with Reflector

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I was wondering what your ideas are this.

If I take a flash image from one side of the subject at 45 degrees to the subject - pointing the flash toward the vanishing point on the horizon line. Then - when a reflector is used -fairly close to the cam and subject - aim said reflector about 45 degrees to the opposite vanishing point on the horizon line.

In this way I get a flat triangle pattern between the two light sources. My idea - is to get as even a light pattern as possible from both sources by skimming light off the subject and reflector onto the subject into the shadow area.

I have a P and S cam with no opportunity to hook up multiple flash units. Also, I like to see where my reflected light goes and how much I receive.

Norm D

henryp
18-07-07, 20:22
I have a P and S cam with no opportunity to hook up multiple flash units.

Actually, you do. You can attach an optical slave to one flash and the other, attached to the camera, will trigger it. Just make sure your on-camera flash isn't putting out pre-flashes or make sure your optical slave is specifically for digital cameras. Slaves are available from Wein. You can also buy a small flash with a built-in slave made by Sunpak, Vivitar, Metz, Phoenix, etc.

nldunne
18-07-07, 21:19
Henry

I will check out the links and see what I can do. My thanks for them.

Norm D