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Thanks for the help, and that brings up another question.

cnl390

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cnl390 Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2007
Tue 11-Dec-12 12:38 AM

I just started playing around with my D90 in Commander mode using my SB800 as a remote. I can already see this is going to be my preferred method of flash shooting. But I was wondering if the,re are any basics or tips I should be utiliing? I.e. position of remote to camera, EV settings, etc.



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MEMcD

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#1. "RE: Thanks for the help, and that brings up another question." | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 11-Dec-12 02:28 AM

Hi Charles,

For the best possible consistency, orient the sensor window on your remote Speedlights so they are aimed at the Master (Commander) Unit.
As for settings, the possibilities are endless.
You can use light modifiers (umbrellas, soft boxes, etc....)
If you are indoors with light colored walls and ceilings you can even place the remote Speedlight behind a wall and the light (flash) reflected off of the walls or ceiling will usually trigger the remote.

Experiment. Find out what works best for you.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

cnl390

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#2. "RE: Thanks for the help, and that brings up another question." | In response to Reply # 1

cnl390 Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2007
Wed 12-Dec-12 12:36 PM

Thanks for the reply, I am now totally hooked on off camera flash. After figuring out how to set the SB800 as the remote with the pop up as the commander I took this photo just to see if it was working. It is be no means an award winning or even mediocre photo. But it certainly is a good example of how the remote flash adds dimension to an otherwise flat image.


>Hi Charles,
>
>For the best possible consistency, orient the sensor window on
>your remote Speedlights so they are aimed at the Master
>(Commander) Unit.
>As for settings, the possibilities are endless.
>You can use light modifiers (umbrellas, soft boxes, etc....)
>If you are indoors with light colored walls and ceilings you
>can even place the remote Speedlight behind a wall and the
>light (flash) reflected off of the walls or ceiling will
>usually trigger the remote.
>
>Experiment. Find out what works best for you.
>Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!


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