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Old 11-28-2003, 02:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!

I have some trouble with my camera. Everytime I take a picture the flash drops a shadow behind the things.



I dont know why, maybe because of the popup flash. What do you think the trouble could be?
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to increase the size of your flash. If it's just a popup, I'm not sure what you can do. If you have an external flash you can attach you'd be better off, then you could attach a small softbox to help dissuse your light and reduce shadows.

Also, you can take your photos from lower down towards the floor. This way your subjects should hide more of the shadow.

Alternatively, You can go for the dark, moody style by not even using the flash. Most people don't like that though...

Anyway...see ya.
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Direct flash will almost always drop a shadow behind your subject. In a situation like that, I would've used a shoe mount flash and bounced it from the ceiling. I bounced a shoe mount flash with a Stofen Omni-Bounce from the ceiling for this image of a politician.

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Shadows are not always bad but here your pop up flash is on the side of the axis of vertical position of the camera pointed at the subject. The direct flash crossed the axis of the lens, and the angle of direction in relationship to your lens axis created the ghost shadow effect.

If your camera has a pc connection or hot shoe and then adapt to a pc connection, then I highly recommend buying a flash unit and mount it on what they call a stroboframe that will allow the flash to position directly above the lens. Not necessarily get rid of shadows but definately a more pleasing one that will fall directly behind the subject instead of off to one side.

I always position my "on camera flash" (Metz) directly above my lens at various heights.

Hope this can help.

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Thank you all the helps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Im going to translate them at my workplace tomorrow morning, all of them are very hard for me, so many unknown words and I have my vocabulary there [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Well thats how people learn. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks again!
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This is how to solve the shadow problem and eliminate red eye also. T&L website tom@tandlphoto.com
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