430EX Speedlite : How to set and use bounce flash.

Article ID: ART123247 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to set and use bounce flash


By pointing the flash head toward a wall or ceiling, the flash will bounce off the surface before illuminating the subject. This can soften shadows behind the subject for a more natural-looking shot. This is called bounce flash
Hold down the <PUSH> button and turn the flash head.

If the flash coverage is set automatically, the flash coverage will be set to 50mm

The LCD panel will also display <-->mm

  • You can also set the flash coverage manually
  • If the wall or ceiling is too far away the bounced flash might be too weak and result in underexposure
  • The wall or ceiling should be a plain, white color for high reflectance. If the bounce surface is not white a color cast may result in the picture
  • After you take the shot, if the flash exposure confirmation lamp does not light, use a larger aperture opening and try again. With a digital camera, you can also increase the ISO speed



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