Point & Shoot Strobist

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#210/365 Since my first attempt at the P&S off camera lighting was a fail, I thought I'd try it again. Some flashes like the SB-800 has an opitcal sensor. Meaning they will trigger by another flash of light. If you flash does not have this feature do not fret because you can by Hot Shoe Optical slaves for about $10. So what I did was mount a flash with an umbrella on a stand. I triggered that flash with my on camera flash from the point and shoot. I put my hand in front of the P&S flash so it would not contribute to the exposure. There you have it....a little tutorial on how to use you P&S with off camera lighting.

Thanks again to Martha the intern for standing in.

Strobist: sb-800 in SU-4 mode in 43" shoot thru umbrella slight camera left. Triggered by P&S onboard flash. Flash was on full power.

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  1. PIXELMAO 50 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Que dice tu rostro - PORTRAITS ONLY!!! Vote Now!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. JD_Hogg [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Women All Ages!!!! **NO NUDITY**, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. Phantasy Photo 50 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called beautiful point and shoot, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. Jean"C" 49 months ago | reply

    for me as noob , is perfect! apart form the bars on the left side of her

  5. Reedy Photography 49 months ago | reply

    Outstanding work, so well exposed great job!

  6. robogabo 48 months ago | reply

    Amazing portrait, love that you are showing the surroundings too, amazing exposure and colors

  7. see life thru a lens Photography 48 months ago | reply

    cool shot love it :]

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    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Show ur Snaps, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. etgeek (Eric) 47 months ago | reply

    One of the best off camera strobe tutorials I've seen. And congrats on explore!!

  10. Mike Fiechtner 46 months ago | reply

    beautiful photo!

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  12. Adrián Goig 44 months ago | reply

    I love this photo!

  13. lee_yoshida 44 months ago | reply

    good shot ! ★★★★★

  14. anstoetz 42 months ago | reply

    this looks perfect to me!

  15. Matt Randolph 40 months ago | reply

    I love this shot! I saw it a long time ago and didn't mark it as a favorite, then wasn't able to find it. I'm glad I found it again!

  16. ling_ling 37 months ago | reply

    thanks for the tutorial. very helpful.

  17. kilr_pics 21 months ago | reply

    love this !

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