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Well, had a chance to go to the Cleveland Botanical Garden today with my freshman seminar course, and I think I got some good pictures, which I will probably post to my Flickr today.
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I need a few explanations guys. I've seen around here a few "statements" but I couldn't understand them.

Bouncing, hot shoe, poverty wizards, non poverty wizards(?)

Lol, yep, I only know the basics but I'm always ready to learn.


Are there any others that I should know?


Thanks

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I need a few explanations guys. I've seen around here a few "statements" but I couldn't understand them.

Bouncing, hot shoe, poverty wizards, non poverty wizards(?)

Lol, yep, I only know the basics but I'm always ready to learn.


Are there any others that I should know?


Thanks

bouncing is as it sounds, you aim the flash away from the direction you are shooting and bounce the light off a wall or ceiling to diffuse it and give a much cleaner look.
example.



hotshoe is the addapter for an external flash found on the top of an SLR body


the other two im not sure about, ill get back to you in a bit

Edited by [PWN]Schubie - 10/7/09 at 2:36pm
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Well a poverty wizard gets it's name because of the price tag. They are relatively cheap and some are extremely unreliable.

The opposite is for non-poverty wizards.

What a wizard is; is a radio transmitter and receiver for the flash. Mainly used for off camera lighting and can be used to control many flashes' at once.
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Well, this is one of the better photos I got at the Botanical Garden today. Lots of fringing and CA, but that's the nature of my camera, sadly :|
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So you're going to turn around and buy the f/2.8 again? I have to ask, but why not just wait a month? Now you have to sell the f/4 again.
I want to try all the 70-200 versions.
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bouncing is as it sounds, you aim the flash away from the direction you are shooting and bounce the light off a wall or ceiling to diffuse it and give a much cleaner look.
example.



hotshoe is the addapter for an external flash found on the top of an SLR body


the other two im not sure about, ill get back to you in a bit
Ahh, thanks a bunch Schubie! So... now that I recall I accidentally used that "bounce" technique on this photo:


I used my hand to "bounce" the flash light to the wall my right then it "bounced" onto the rose. It did look alot better than direct light from the pop up flash.

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Well a poverty wizard gets it's name because of the price tag. They are relatively cheap and some are extremely unreliable.

The opposite is for non-poverty wizards.

What a wizard is; is a radio transmitter and receiver for the flash. Mainly used for off camera lighting and can be used to control many flashes' at once.
Thanks for the explanation

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Well, this is one of the better photos I got at the Botanical Garden today. Lots of fringing and CA, but that's the nature of my camera, sadly :|
Areas of high contrast, such as in your shot, are a torture test for any lens' resistance to CA. I've seen worse on DSLR lenses. For a shot like this, a little fill flash would do nicely to brighten up the foliage some.
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Here's another shot of my friend, finally finished developing my film:



I can't figure out why his arms and neck, part of his face, etc are all soft. My scanner also scanned the negative as red...
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When you enlarge negatives, you use a filter to obtain the contrast you want. With scanners you don't have this so you need to open the photo in Photoshop and boost the contrast.

That should probably get rid of the softness. The other cause of the lack of sharpness is probably the scanner itself.
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