Flash Brackets?

spinningstillspinningstill Beginner grinnerRegistered Users Posts: 11 Big grins

Looking to see if photographers still use these. Have worked with a well established pro and he did not. What is the opinion on here. I don't have one and am considering one since I like flash. Mostly for on the go event photos. Have a 5D3 with 600 and RT. Open to input.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,367 moderator
    edited September 7, 2021

    Déjà vu?

    More often I use a DIY "scoop" modifier on the flash which allows rotating the flash head 90 degrees.

    Occasionally, I still have a couple of flip-brackets that I use with a wireless trigger system (or flash cord), if I absolutely need to have the flash directly(ish) above the lens.

    DIY Scoop modifier:

    Stroboframe Pro-T Flash Bracket (flip bracket)

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  • Richard_2008Richard_2008 Shenzhen, ChinaRegistered Users Posts: 3 Beginner grinner
    I think a light stand or a tripod are more convenient. Since you couldn't control the position of the flash very easily.
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,367 moderator
    edited October 28, 2021

    @Richard_2008 said:
    I think a light stand or a tripod are more convenient. Since you couldn't control the position of the flash very easily.

    I use light stands for formals, but for events where you are moving around a lot light stands are pretty slow to move. For events like wedding receptions, stands only make sense when the action is contained in a smaller area.

    For instance, I covered a large wedding reception outdoors, but only used monolights on stands inside a european-style tent, when the wedding party gave their speeches. Otherwise, I used speedlights/speedlites on the cameras with scoop modifiers, and with ambient light as fill or fill-flash when sunlight was available.

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