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    Posted: 21 June 2007 at 16:40
To those of you that use multiple flash often (and in wireless) 2 questions:

1) How many, and which, flashes?
2) How do you typically place them in say a portable portrait session?

My answers:

1) 5600HS and HVL56 (will consider 1 more if needed)

2) Would be interested to learn, hence this thread!

Edited by brettania - 29 June 2007 at 05:12
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LTTay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2007 at 19:54
Have you seen this...Gary Friedman's Examples
or there's always the Strobist that may help if you haven't already visited these places.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ab012 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2007 at 13:31
thks for those links Lionel
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Troy Carter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2007 at 16:55
Great links...

When I shot with the 7D I used two 5600's and one Promaster 7500dx. Generally speaking you can get away with just one flash, one stand, one umbrella, and a reflector for most casual portrait shoots. If you set up the shot like Gary's example here, only without the background lights it will come out acceptably well for most people, but it is certainly nice to have more flashes to light up the background, hair, or other objects in the scene. Also, you will want to have two flashes and umbrellas at the ready if you need to do group shots.

I personally like the 42-45" umbrellas with wireless flashes and the flashes set with the wide panel down to fill the umbella nicely. I also use a 40", or 42" (can't remember) SQ white reflector but there are plenty of options for that out there.

I often move my reflector more to the side than it shows in Gary's example, which opens up your shooting room and brings the light in from the side quite a bit, but that's me. Once you have the stuff it's easy to play with it to find what you like.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LTTay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2007 at 17:21
Originally posted by ab012 ab012 wrote:

thks for those links Lionel

You're welcome, I've found them quite ueseful myself. Thanks for your input too Troy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote X-R-M Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2007 at 04:01
Strobist is great,
but I also learned a lot from Dyxum thread:
http://dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12788
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2007 at 05:11
mhohner's Minolta Flash Compendium is a must read regarding the Sony/Minolta Flash System, don't miss it!

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