Throw some light on the subject..

I’ve been gearing up to purchase myself a Speedlite for quite some time by reading a few reviews and getting some advice from others in the industy, so this week I shelled out for Canon’s 43EXII.

Preview at http://www.Dpreview.com CLICK HERE

Luckily I got in before the coming price rise and also managed to bargan a substantial discount from the salesman at the time too.

The “External” type flashes (as opposed to those that are built into the camera body) are far superior units, as they have a number of great features such as.
-The flash is physically further away from the lens, which eliminates the “Red-Eye” problems as seen with compact cameras and even the built-in flash on SLR’s
-The Speedlite has much greater lighting output power to cover a much larger area and distance, as well as giving you the ability to “bounce” the flash off a ceiling, wall or other reflector for a much more diffused and natural light.
-The speedlite is also able to be swiveled and tilted away from the subject to give much more “dynamic” looking images, as opposed to the flat and washed out images that are ususlly assosciated with flash photography.

Anyway, for further techincal info and techniques, I found this link the other day, which i found very interesting and helpful in understanding the basics of flash photography.

Flash Photography

She will heave her first serious outing this weekend, when i’m shooting a wedding for some friends of mine so i will be very intertested in the results that i achieve.
Watch this space for some sample shots from the wedding.


3 Responses to “Throw some light on the subject..”

  1. 1 nigelhoneyphotos
    January 16, 2009 at 11:19 am

    you can still get redeye with one. which is a pain. its less of a problem though… but still there.

    have fun with it mate

  2. January 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I should have been a little more concise with my terminology,
    cheers for your assistance too!!

  3. January 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

    A great purchase – I love mine! The ability to bounce the flash and the awesome metering makes things so easy. A wise purchase!

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