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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash



    Hi guys, here's one of the first few shots I took I used a regular shoot-through umbrella and I was lucky that one of our place mats had a silver/reflective back face that I used as a reflector

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    I'm welcome to comments and criticisms!
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    I was informed by Ackerly Chua of Tayhua that they have resumed operation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noel guerrero View Post
    I was informed by Ackerly Chua of Tayhua that they have resumed operation.
    Good to hear sir
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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash

    Quote Originally Posted by marcobaldo View Post
    My issue if I buy a wireless trigger only is that I don't have my speedlight stand anymore although I'm pretty sure I can find a way to make the flash stand, I don't want it to accidentally fall down..

    Regarding tripod: I already have a tripod from my dad's really really old camera gear, it's still quite okay..

    When using off-camera flash do you usually shoot away from the camera using a remote/release cable? Because that's how I imagine myself doing it if I didn't get a light stand for my flash.. I'd be the one holding the flash..
    Flashes have this mini stand... you get this free when you buy a flash... any flash i believe.. you can screw it to your tripod... then lock your speedlight with it... there is a wheel for every one that serves as a lock... in my experience, flashes mounted on tripod have very very minimal chances of falling down than flashes mounted on a lightstand with umbrella or soft box hahaha...



    for starter... uhhm I recommend the CDR-King flash... then buy a RF603... all brand new and will still fit the budget of 3K...
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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash

    Quote Originally Posted by alexizsuelentaaca View Post
    Flashes have this mini stand... you get this free when you buy a flash... any flash i believe.. you can screw it to your tripod... then lock your speedlight with it... there is a wheel for every one that serves as a lock... in my experience, flashes mounted on tripod have very very minimal chances of falling down than flashes mounted on a lightstand with umbrella or soft box hahaha...



    for starter... uhhm I recommend the CDR-King flash... then buy a RF603... all brand new and will still fit the budget of 3K...
    Thanks for the response

    I already got my stand w/ the umbrella. My issue was that I thought all umbrella adapters came w/ the 1/4" screw-type hole for the flash trigger.. mine came w/ a hot-shoe type slot and it wasn't very stable, I really have to tighten the lock and make sure no one touches the stand or accidentally bumps the umbrella.. my flash already fell from 6ft. high good thing it was a rug..

    I guess I learned only after purchasing.. I'll definitely choose a better one next time, though I'm quite contented w/ my purchase..
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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash

    Quote Originally Posted by marcobaldo View Post
    Thanks for the response

    I already got my stand w/ the umbrella. My issue was that I thought all umbrella adapters came w/ the 1/4" screw-type hole for the flash trigger.. mine came w/ a hot-shoe type slot and it wasn't very stable, I really have to tighten the lock and make sure no one touches the stand or accidentally bumps the umbrella.. my flash already fell from 6ft. high good thing it was a rug..

    I guess I learned only after purchasing.. I'll definitely choose a better one next time, though I'm quite contented w/ my purchase..
    That's also what I have a hot-shoe thingy... but bumping and touching won't really uhh prevent your stand from falling... even tripods when bumped fall down... anyway... i didn't have anyproblem with the hot shoe slot thingy I really like it because less hassle of screwing in the mini-stand on the light stand... but yeah you really have to make sure that it is very very tight... What I do is after I tighten the lock on the hotshoe thingy I also use the wheel-lock-thingy para tight na tight so magiging prob na lang is the wind or someone bumping the light stand...
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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash

    Hi

    I'm planning on buying a strobist set myself. I have a Nissin Di622 Mark II and I use my D90's commander mode to sync it up. No need to use wireless triggers. I don't have light stand yet so I fix my speedlite to its stand then screw it to my benro tripod. It's pretty stable since its a tripod. But I want an umbrella too or a softbox. I think it will be complicated it I'll find a way to attach and umbrella to my tripod. I'm not even sure if it's possible. It may be cheaper just to get the usual lightstand+umbrella kit. Tay Hua's cheapest kit:

    1pc. White Umbrella or Shoot Thru Umbrella 40"
    1pcs. Light Stand 6ft
    1pcs. Umbrella Bracket
    1pcs. Light Stand Carrying Case

    Price: PHP 1,650.00


    I won't do hard core shoots anyway so I guess this set will do. Can I just buy as walk in customer?

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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash

    I did, today- walk in customer. I upgraded the 6ft light stand to 9ft but it was heavier and thick, but sturdy. I guess that would be useful for some winds outdoors.

    Quote Originally Posted by IkeTalens View Post
    Hi

    I'm planning on buying a strobist set myself. I have a Nissin Di622 Mark II and I use my D90's commander mode to sync it up. No need to use wireless triggers. I don't have light stand yet so I fix my speedlite to its stand then screw it to my benro tripod. It's pretty stable since its a tripod. But I want an umbrella too or a softbox. I think it will be complicated it I'll find a way to attach and umbrella to my tripod. I'm not even sure if it's possible. It may be cheaper just to get the usual lightstand+umbrella kit. Tay Hua's cheapest kit:

    1pc. White Umbrella or Shoot Thru Umbrella 40"
    1pcs. Light Stand 6ft
    1pcs. Umbrella Bracket
    1pcs. Light Stand Carrying Case

    Price: PHP 1,650.00


    I won't do hard core shoots anyway so I guess this set will do. Can I just buy as walk in customer?

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    Re: Starting w/ off-camera flash



    Quote Originally Posted by adrianfernando View Post
    I did, today- walk in customer. I upgraded the 6ft light stand to 9ft but it was heavier and thick, but sturdy. I guess that would be useful for some winds outdoors.

    wow! that's great! thanks! i'm not sure if i'll be using it outdoors. do you suggest i get the 9 feet instead? how short is it folded? can it be put in a bag with the umbrella as well?

    thanks
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