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Old 02-09-2013   #1
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I thought this tutorial/blog post would be of interest to some. Here's a summary of the top 10 - the details are fleshed out on my blog

  1. Get the flash off camera!
  2. You don’t need expensive triggers.
  3. Make your small flash big.
  4. Use your flash (and camera) in manual mode.
  5. The distance between light and subject is critical.
  6. Get your main light up high.
  7. Get your main light in close to your subject.
  8. Use on-axis fill light to control contrast.
  9. You can be your own reflector.
  10. Stay away from full power.
To put my money where my mouth is, here's a flash image from a workshop I gave


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Can you give us your blog address please? You don't seem to have one going here on the Camel. Thanks!
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Think this is it.

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Thanks bobobord!
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Good tips. I've subscribed to your blog feed.
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With all due respect, Deb, the tips are ciaran's, not mine.
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You came back with a bang, friend Ciaran. Good to see you, and good to see this exquisite portrait. Thanks for the lighting tips!
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Thank you for these suggestions. They are very helpful.
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With all due respect, Deb, the tips are ciaran's, not mine.
Jean, you're so quick on the keyboard, I spotted my error a couple of seconds after posting. Thanks for the heads up. My apologies to Ciaran.


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