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03-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Any advice or technique for flash at outdoor???

Hi I'm planning to have a outdoor portrait with my friend at the park on next next week.

I have K-5 with 16-50mm and Flash speedlite YN560ex.
The weather (cloudy or sunny day) could be the problem for outdoor portrait.

Cloudy day is easy. but what if I am going to take pic on sunny day?

It's hard to reduce the shadow... I'm not sure.. Even the location of the sun.

Any advice for flash???

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You could also try one of these pop up diffusers/reflectors, they work really well too.

The sort of thing in the link below.

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OK i don't know if the yn560ex does pttl if on the k5 hotshoe. my older yn560 units don't.
so assuming they don't you can trigger them off camera in mode 2 with the pop up flash, make sure the pop up is set to -2 power.
test shoot to get the yn flash correct using a slow shutter speed then deliberately under expose by 1-2 stops using the shutter speed [not faster than sync speed 1/180]
this will give you a well lit subject and dark background.
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This photographer has several tips on using flash.

Flash Outdoors:
http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/6-flash-outdoors/

Tim

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