Bounce Flash Photography Techniques

The first thing you learn about the flash lighting is that the best way to take pictures indoors is to have a good flash. But capturing flash photography has its own technique, the best way to use it is not point directly to the target. In the next article we will tell you how to use bounce flash in simple ways.

How it works:
The operation is so simple and efficient, to find a ceiling or wall where the light bounce. The more distance and more bounce, will achieve more sides by light arrives at the target, achieving uniform illumination. By bouncing the light, it is expanding and circulating in all directions, and arrive at our destination by multiple sources, minimizing the appearance of shadows.

The main drawback is the loss of power as the light is bouncing, which shortened the maximum distance range. But from a critical advantage, the current flash technology TTL (Through The Lens), measured values light of actual need to take the picture through the information passing through the target, so we can make measurements very close even with bounced light.

Ways to bounce the light:
The most commonly use is to set the flash head to directly point to the ceiling (90 º) or at an angle of 75 °. Obviously we need enough low ceiling and clear tone to the light that can bounce off the ceiling and reach our target with sufficient force.

Another way is to bounce the light off the ceiling, but this time with an angle of 45 ° backwards. You will need a flash header which allows this position (not all do), or remote trip outside of the shoe, fixed on a stand or directly held in the hand (with a little care).
If we have no roof but wall or if we make vertical photos, we can bounce the light off a side wall, using the same angles discussed.