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Why rotate flash head with diffuser?

DeanAZ

Phoenix, US
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DeanAZ Gold Member Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007
Thu 15-Jul-10 03:51 PM

I just got a GF Collapsible LS and all the training videos and instructions say to rotate the flash head 90 deg when bouncing off the ceiling. Why? The LS itself is symmetrical so does it do something different for the flash output or pattern? I don't mind following the instructions but I have a need to know why. I can't really see a difference if I rotate or if I don't rotate in a couple of test shots so far.

Dean
Phoenix, Arizona USA

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