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Why use a diffuser? When to bounce flash?

chukbot2000

Sugar Land, US
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chukbot2000 Registered since 04th Jul 2004
Fri 09-Jul-04 10:44 PM

I just got my very first external flash ever. It's an SB-800 to mount on my D70. I don't know anything about using a flash, so forgive me for not knowing. When I use the diffuser, the color temperature looks cooler than without a diffuser. Naturally, it doesn't look right especially when shooting people because the skin tones look too artificial. So when should one use a diffuser?

Also, I'm going to take pictures of my first wedding with the D70 and the SB-800 tomorrow. I have found that pointing the flash up 90-degrees seems to yield better indoors performance than pointing it directly at the subject. Should I keep the flash pointed directly at the ceiling at all times during the ceremony and reception? When should it be pointed at -7-degrees? 45-degrees?

I appreciate any kind responses to my amateurish questions!

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