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sandwedge Avatar
sandwedge Plus
17 7.0k 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2020 7:03PM
I am having to take a publicity picture of a football team and their sponsors in a group shot. Problem is that I have to do this under the clubs floodlights which cause a lot of contrast. Can anyone recommend a Canon or Canon compatible flash that is good enough to give me a good fill-in ? Thanks. John
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justin c 19 5.2k 36 England
16 Jan 2020 10:26PM
Have a look at the Godox range of flashes.
JemRaid Avatar
18 Jan 2020 11:09PM
Helo SW

I use a pair of Yongnuo YN560 Mk3's they will easily light a full length figure from 8 to 10 ft away. 100 ISO f5.6 @ 1/80th with both 560's on 1/8th power and 24mm zoom setting.

I use a manual setting on my camera and have got used to using them and know what they will do. Each power setting can the divvied up in 1/3rd increments for fine adjustment.

I used to have some mains studio lights, I sold the heads but kept the stands. Having no wires and being able to move them is so easy and safe as well.

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phred 17 85
19 Jan 2020 12:16AM
You don't give an estimated subject to flash distance?
If you know this approximate distance and the aperture you want to use, you can calculate the guide number power of flash you need.
Apps are available.
If you are faced with a large group, consider using more than one unit and (I'd recommend wireless triggers) mount them on light stands.
Brolleys or similar would be nice but if power is at a premium use bare heads.
There is a small-ish unit made by Godox, an AD360 which has a guide number of something like 80 = 360 w/s, packs a lot of power in a small unit.


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