Night Flash

October 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

We went camping this weekend on our friends property, and we had a blast. The evening started with everyone showing up, setting up, and eating dinner.

I was asked to bring my camera, and this gave me a good opportunity to play with my flash. My camera (canon 30d) is terrible in low light conditions, but it is otherwise a great camera. I brought two cheap flash units, two tripods, and a radio trigger. I ended up using only one flash, but they had a slave mode in case I used both.

Another thing I tried was makeshift defusers. The flash units are adjustable by moving them back and forth, so I took some bubble wrap and taped them to the units.

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This is an image of my wife and son sitting in front of the fire. The flash unit is on a tripod about 20-25 feet to the left. I think it turned out alright, and I definitely need more practice.

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One day I want to use another flash unit. But, in the mean time. One will do.