Whats In Your Bag?
Awhile back I had done a segment of whats in your bag using the tripod as the subject. Todays subject? (The Stroboframe Camera Flip) by Tiffen. Why would you want a flash bracket? Well there are a number of reasons, one of which, it gets the flash off camera. Flash on camera, if used right can be fine, but it can create anomalies within the photo that are not so desirable. Why use a bracket if I can bounce flash to simulate off camera light? True. Off camera light can be simulated by bouncing the flash of of a wall or ceiling.
I find in some cases when going from horizontal to vertical composition, the flash cannot achieve the same bounce positioning due to the flash head swivel limitations. This is the main reason I use the bracket.
When using the bracket you can still use TTL mode or go manual if you choose. You will also need a hot-shoe cord to connect the flash to the camera. If you have Umbrellas or Softboxes and aren't using wireless triggers, chances are you have the cord already. You can still mount the bracket to a tripod and again as mentioned earlier bounce onto a reflector or wall to create a nice soft off camera look in horizontal or vertical positions. In wedding photography a bracket is often used. It does add weight so over time you might find you have a few sore muscles.
To sooth that I recommend rubbing the money you made taking the photos on the sore spots. I find this helps. (joke) LOL
For more on camera brackets check out this video from B&H photo.
Keywords: camera, camera flip, flash, flash bracket, horizontal', hot shoe, off camera, on camera, photography, stroboframe, tiffen, vertical, wedding, wedding photography
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