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ZondaC12
post Mar 14 2011, 02:43 AM
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Hi everyone,

I wanted to add something to my bare flash to get a better lighting but was not sure what to get... I remember reading here that softbox is not really useful for cars? Is there anything else that can be used?

I usually use 1 SB900 (with friend/slave carrying it around the car Raspberry.gif ) with camera on tripod and do multiple shots, so only one is needed smile.gif

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post Mar 14 2011, 05:25 AM
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You could use 2 slaves to carry around 2 flash units. Thats about the only way you're going to improve on this method.
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post Mar 14 2011, 11:42 AM
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Haha, I wish I could Raspberry.gif

But I don't see how 2 bare flash at a time will differ from 1 flash shot twice??
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post Mar 14 2011, 10:10 PM
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My point exactly.

We all use bare bulbs. The only time a softbox works nicely is for interior shots when you want softer shadows.
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post Mar 15 2011, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Mar 15 2011, 07:10 AM) *
We all use bare bulbs.


Ok, I was sure there was some magic technique ! Thanks, I'll try to do my best with what I've got then, thanks smile.gif
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post Mar 19 2011, 12:43 AM
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QUOTE(ZondaC12 @ Mar 14 2011, 08:42 PM) *
Haha, I wish I could Raspberry.gif

But I don't see how 2 bare flash at a time will differ from 1 flash shot twice??


I have a hard time seeing how it can't, but I'm the type of guy that prefers to get it done on field and not in post. I also think you'll save a lot of time, so your money wouldn't be wasted.
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post Mar 19 2011, 12:30 PM
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QUOTE(Martin @ Mar 19 2011, 09:43 AM) *
I have a hard time seeing how it can't

I was talking in term light quality wink.gif Of course it would be so much easier with several flashs at a time (just being able to see the "final" picture on the camera), but that's just not possible for the moment
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post Mar 20 2011, 06:26 AM
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QUOTE(ZondaC12 @ Mar 19 2011, 09:30 PM) *
I was talking in term light quality wink.gif Of course it would be so much easier with several flashs at a time (just being able to see the "final" picture on the camera), but that's just not possible for the moment


I know, but I think you get a more even spread with multiple.

If you show us how you setup your strobe, angle, height and strength, maybe we could give some more advice for a better spread with a single unit.
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post Jun 6 2012, 02:56 PM
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Unless you get a giant lightbank, bare bulbs are the way to go.

If you're using shoe mount flashes, the only advice I have is to buy more of them.
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