In winter when the weather’s not at its best it’s a good time for housekeeping – I’m trying to apply a file naming system to make sense of the over 2000 scans I’ve made over the past few years. Not an easy job.
I have a stack of books to read, and not to mention a handful of new cameras to play with. And the flash shoe mount on my Hasselblad. So to take a break from the file naming I did some more playing around with the side mounted flash on Vlad. Here’s a reminder of the set up.
I also have a new (to me) 250 mm lens for Vlad – so I tried that out too.
Now I was a bit wary of tilting Vlad on his side so I could try the effect of bouncing the flash off the ceiling, but rashbre had asked, so I made sure everything was screwed up tight and gave it a go.
Geek details – auto flash bounced off the ceiling shot at f/5.6 1/30 250 mm lens
To be honest, I think the manual setting worked better – here’s a couple using different lenses.
This was taken on the manual setting by reading the distance vs iso number and bounced off the wall behind the camera. Shot at f/5.6 1/30 with 250mm lens.
This one was also manual, bounced off the wall behind the camera and shot at f/5.6 1/60 and the 80mm lens. This is my favourite – there’s a lot of white wall to bounce the light around but though I was quite a way from the camera, the $20 flash did pretty well.