Dinner

Out to dinner in Chicago at Big Bowl with Dan and Jimmy... We met up with our good friend Becca who used to live in Columbus with us and is a very close friend.

  • photosam 8y

    The ambient light is very well balanced with the flash. Did you use anything to diffuse it?
  • Photographer 8y

    @photosam: Nope... Flash shot up at th ceiling with my white card pulled up out of my Canon 580EX.
  • photosam 8y

    It works very well. The faces in the background don't have unnatural colour casts.

    I think it might be time to upgrade my flashgun. I see that white card used a lot when I'm around other photographers.
  • Dan Bowles 8y

    any post-processing on this? fill-light? if not, this is excellent

    quick question - do you use your diffuser (sto-fen) if you bounce straight up?

    I need to pick up some sort of diffuser, but I wonder if they are typically used for bouncing straight up/behind as bouncing seems to diffuse the light a bit, imo.
  • Photographer 8y

    @...Dan: Some minor post processing but not a whole bunch (mostly just basic adjustments in Lightroom). In this shot I shot the flash straight up with the white card on my 580EX flash half way up (to direct a bit of the light forward, but not to much).

    On your question... How do I bounce when I bounce straight up. Only use difusers if there isn't a ceiling/wall that will work for me. Sometimes I will shoot it up, use the white card and get a minor 'puff' of flash to go foward.

    If I use a STO-FEN OmniBounce, I usually shoot it straight up (not at an angle or straight on) and then adjust the E-TTL flash level to taste... Lastly I've been using a Gary Fong LightSphere Cloud I've been likeing an using as of late. The OmniBounce is great for compact and easy travel, but it can be harsh and uneven at times.
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Taken on March 23, 2007
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