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  • Cockpit night shots (Without stand)

    Hi guys,

    I would like some advice about taking photos in cockpit by night, from those who have experience to share.

    I'm thinking about buying a Canon Speedlite 430 EX II for my camera, as I hate to bring my stand in the cockpit. But I would like to get pictures like this: http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6372665&nseq=9 where the displays is enlightened.

    Should I point the external flash towards the overhead panel? This method may give a more balanced lighting, which causes a clear picture of the displays?

    - Markus B.


  • #2
    Hi,

    take a look at this thread: http://forums.jetphotos.net/showthread.php?p=567236. I've also had a similar question some time ago.


    Greets,
    Patrick

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    • #3
      Originally posted by patrickphs View Post
      Hi,

      take a look at this thread: http://forums.jetphotos.net/showthread.php?p=567236. I've also had a similar question some time ago.


      Greets,
      Patrick
      Thanks, Patrick!

      Anyway, I don't like the answers you got in your thread, as i prefer to not use a magic arm etc. I will probably buy a flash, but i need some advice how to use it properly. I want the displays to be enlightened, without getting these reflections from the external flash.

      - Markus

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      • #4
        Use a diffuser cover on the flash gun to cut down on sharp edged shadows and light reflection. I use a nylon bag device with an elasticated opening to fit around the flash head. You can still move the flash head around to bounce off of surrounding surfaces.

        Very much like these.... http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale/...-diffuser.html
        If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
          Use a diffuser cover on the flash gun to cut down on sharp edged shadows and light reflection. I use a nylon bag device with an elasticated opening to fit around the flash head. You can still move the flash head around to bounce off of surrounding surfaces.

          Very much like these.... http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale/...-diffuser.html
          Thanks a lot, Brian!

          I will definitely take a look on a "diffuser" at my local shop. It seems to be the answer for my question.

          Thanks again!

          - Markus

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