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02-16-2001, 06:17 PM
How can you get on-camera flash to render soft light instead of hard, contrasty light?
Any ideas? Tell us what you have tried.
02-17-2001, 07:36 PM
I use a Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer on my Nikon SB20 Speedlight. It softens the flash effects acceptably for on-camera flash. This is an example - my much photographed grandaughter, Mary Margaret - taken Christmas Day, 2000.
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You can tell that flash was used. It gives nice catchlights, but the shadows are not harsh and there are no bad hot spots.
[This was scanned from a print. The horizontal lines, if you can see them, are on the print - from a drug store one-hour printer.]
[This message has been edited by spectru (edited February 17, 2001).]
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