I'm shooting basketball using two off-camera SB800s with FlexTT5s to control them. So far I have been been bouncing the flash units off a low ceiling behind the backboard which is the walkway for the second floor. I have been geeting pretty good results but am thinking that I would have more control over the direction and quality of the lights using some form of light modifier.
What do you think? Anything that I would use would have to be fairly small and attach to either the flash or a lightweight flash stand. I don't want to become much more noticeable than I already am.
#1. "RE: Light Modifiers for SB800" In response to Reply # 0
LA (Lower Arkansas), US
The problem will be (at least as I have found) that most modifiers will cut the effective flash distance quite a bit. You might look into building a custom reflector unit, but most modifiers will be either too big or too light-sapping.
#4. "RE: Light Modifiers for SB800" In response to Reply # 0
Maple Ridge, CA
How far is it from the flash to the ceiling and ceiling to the subject? If the distance will be close to halved by turning the flash around and adding softbox then you will probably come out with about the same or more light, but have much more control over the angle of the light. The down side is the softbox is going to be very conspicuous and may prove to distracting to the players.
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