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    Group photograph with D7000 and two flashes

    How would you position two SB 910's
    How would you go about positioning them to take a photograph of about 40 people in a choir in a church?
    I have two 9 foot flash stands. I thought about a stand either side of me facing into the choir at 9 foot. Would there be a cross over exposed or would the camera flash see to that?


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    Re: Group photograph with D7000 and two flashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Precisionpro View Post
    How would you position two SB 910's
    How would you go about positioning them to take a photograph of about 40 people in a choir in a church?
    I have two 9 foot flash stands. I thought about a stand either side of me facing into the choir at 9 foot. Would there be a cross over exposed or would the camera flash see to that?
    Something along these lines:
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    I'd want the lights somewhat elevated and pointing down on the subjects; but not TOO high, of course. Exact distances and angles will need to be adjusted based on things like the actual area you'll be shooting in, how the people are arranged for the shot and so forth. The light from one modifier will definitely overlap with light from the other modifier if you allow it to, so you need to watch your angles and make sure that doesn't happen. What all this means is... There is no single correct answer to how to set up your lighting for a shot like you are describing. If possible, get to the location ahead of time and do some test shots so you can get a grip on what you're working with before the group arrives. You'll probably need to tweak things even more once you have live bodies in front of you but you should be able to get a jump start on things even before they're on site.
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    Re: Group photograph with D7000 and two flashes

    Thanks very much for your reply... very helpful.
    Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of umbrellas. I will just have to use the flashes straight on with the wide angle filter on and bounce cards out.
    what happens to the exposure in the middle (crossover)?
    Do I close or open the flash on the camera? What would be the effect if flash is open?

    thanks.

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    Re: Group photograph with D7000 and two flashes

    Quote Originally Posted by Precisionpro View Post
    Thanks very much for your reply... very helpful.
    Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of umbrellas. I will just have to use the flashes straight on with the wide angle filter on and bounce cards out.
    what happens to the exposure in the middle (crossover)?
    Do I close or open the flash on the camera? What would be the effect if flash is open?

    thanks.
    So you're working with two bare flashes? Ouch. That's gonna make things difficult.

    What's your experience with off-camera flash, just generally speaking, and how are you triggering the SB-910's?
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    Re: Group photograph with D7000 and two flashes

    Yes as mentioned in the other thread, please please do not cross-post. It's very frustrating to take my time, reply to a question, then my answer has already been given in another thread, with additional details and another discussion. It's very VERY annoying to discover I have literally wasted my time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Precisionpro View Post
    Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of umbrellas. I will just have to use the flashes straight on with the wide angle filter on and bounce cards out.
    Two umbrellas is also what I would have chosen. You don't have the luxury of umbrellas because, why? A cheap umbrella can be had for less than $10, and it will really improve your results over bare flash.

    Can you set up two bounce cards? Two pieces of white poster board? Anyway that you can bounce the flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Precisionpro View Post
    what happens to the exposure in the middle (crossover)?
    You angle the flashes to get the most even exposure possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Precisionpro View Post
    Do I close or open the flash on the camera? What would be the effect if flash is open?
    I'm sorry but I don't understand what you are asking. What do you mean, "close or open the flash on the camera"?

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    Re: Group photograph with D7000 and two flashes

    Thanks for your reply.
    I don't now have time to obtain umbrellas and the flash has to be up/open on top of my D7000 to trigger remote flashes....guess just have to turn power down on my camera settings?





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