View Full Version : Same subjects, off camera flash

05-04-2010, 11:48 AM
Ha ha.. I can use the SB600 of camera now!!! So yesterday I thought I'd fool around with it..I have no clue what I am doing as far as setting wise. You can see some shadows although with only the two flashes going I may end up with some..more fooling around needed (after a purchase of lots of batteries!)

Anyone know a good book for that?

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4577317468_99e55e26e4_o.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/4576685519_8b7ed8d7fd_o.jpg

05-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Those are very sweet, Kat! Joe McNally uses the Nikon system and his Kelby training courses are worth the $25 it costs per month. You can quit after one month but they do have a whole lot of photoshop workshops on there as well. :)

05-04-2010, 01:17 PM
thanks. I will have to check it out. Cause reading the manuals is only getting me so far..and I really need something to explain it a bit further and better..if that makes sense.

05-04-2010, 05:29 PM
Check out this site, it is one of the better off camera websites around and it is free. Strobist (http://strobist.blogspot.com) or to just jump to the learners page look here, Strobist: Lighting 101 (http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101.html) .

Mad Aussie
05-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Well ... it'll be interesting to see what you come with once you've had time to really experiment Kat!

Are you using one flash on camera to trigger the other? Or something in the hotshoe?

05-04-2010, 06:25 PM
I was using the flash in the camera and the camera to trigger the one that was about 2 feet away from them in a slightly different angle. Don't ask me what I had them at..I had them at so many settings..lol. That is why I'd like to get more info. I understand the +/- but not how and when to do it.

Thanks! I will definately get at those sites!!!!

05-05-2010, 03:19 AM
Hi Kat,

I'm trying to learn off camera lighting as well, the strobist is a good resource, and their are loads of free tutorials splattered over the web.

As I try out stuff, I'm try and make quick diagrams of my set-ups so I can remember what worked for me and what didn't.

Have fun playing!!!:party:

05-07-2010, 06:20 PM
Oh those eyes - lovely shots Kat