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Have you measured the voltage that your 283 presents? How old are the 283? I have a late 70s vintage 285, and it presents about 350V across the contacts. That worked great with my Nikon F, but will fry a lot of modern electronics. Your flash claims to work to 250V.
My first suggestion would be to try using HSS (High Speed Sync) and angling the flash to try and get the desired bounce angle (or use a sync cable to use the umbrella.) At 1/64th power, I doubt that you will have an issue maintaining the power for HSS (though I personally only have the 320 and 600 flashes, so I don't have any hands on experience with the ...
Great photo! This is a common difficulty that is even more of a problem when shooting outdoors. The simplest solutions, as outlined above, would be using a reflector rather than a flash (this could work really well as you have a big window) or using a sheet to reduce the incoming light from the window and either something similar over your flash, or moving ...
You have a couple of options to cut down on the amount of light. An ND filter on the camera Add more diffusion to the existing lights To add diffusion you can Use something like a white sheet to cover the window Put something like a small white cloth or tissues over your flash.
You could use an ND filter or even a polarizing filter (which you probably already have) to give yourself another couple of stops.
First off, that's a really lovely photo :-) Secondly, did you need to use flash at all? Could you maybe just use a reflector to reflect the ambient light onto the baby? And if you did, you could consider bouncing it off the ceiling or wall to further reduce its power. Or instead of a white umbrella, you can get black ones too that would absorb more of the ...
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