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I'm kind of new to using external flashes, so I have some questions. I recently got the Sony HVL F58AM.
- Is this flash ok to use directly with people? I see photographers with light diffusers attached to their flashes; the light is very intense otherwise.
sbl03 wrote:I see photographers with light diffusers attached to their flashes; the light is very intense otherwise.
That's what I'd have said.
They have a nice video about flash guns which shows the difference between "directly" shot at people and "using a diffuser": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFc6v6_kka0
And they show different other stuff as well - a very useful video for beginners.
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Read my other post here about what diffusers can and can't do for you: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19906
An improperly used diffuser will not make your light any softer, and you'll just be wasting flash power.
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Fantastic channel, thanks!
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