Flash Gun Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by pdechavez, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

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    Aside from portraits, what do you use a flash gun for?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    "flash gun"? Kind of an old term Do you mean an external speedlight? like the Nikon sb600 or the Canon 430ex? If so then there are many uses for the light.

    • outdoors in bright sunlight shadows are harsh, a flash can be used to fill the shadows, not just on portraits but on any object.
    • Macro photography almost always needs a light
    • Any kind if set up studio style photos here you are shooting a small object, I'll set up lights on it
     
  3. compuwar macrumors 601

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    Actually, I generally use studio strobes for portraits. I use a flash gun for fill flash in the field for almost any subject that doesn't have uber-reflective eyes and is in range. I also use it as an auxiliary background light for high-key portraits if I need it.
     
  4. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha, thanks for the info. i like calling it a flash gun since its kinda generalized.
     
  5. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    When you said "flash gun," my first thought was this: The Image Fulgurator
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    That thing is weird.

    Id totally use it to put giant genitalia on famous monuments. :rolleyes:
     

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