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This is a common issue when someone doesn't understand how modifiers actually work. Basically, your lights/modifiers are too far away to be "soft." Anything over ~ 5x the diameter/diagonal of the modifier makes the modifier entirely ineffective. For an event like this it is unlikely that you will be able to place lights/modifiers, that are large enough, ...


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Ambient exposure is controlled by iso, aperture, and shutter speed. But flash exposure is controlled by iso, aperture, flash power, and subject-to-flash distance. If you want to lower the flash power, increase your ISO, open up the aperture, or get closer to your subject. If you balance your flash to be only fill against the ambient (i.e., most of the ...


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This is very dependent on the delay accumulated by both the radio and optical triggers, also on the shutter speed you are using. Usually, as long as everything triggers at all, problems can be remediated by going a shutter speed or two lower than maximum sync speed. Be aware that some (especially cheapish) radio trigger receivers can behave erratic (eg only ...


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I had one in 1971. Made by Photax as part of its Interfit range of tungsten lighting for photographers. It wasn't called a beauty dish back then though. Might have been called a softlight or similar. Still got the Photax stands and standard reflectors. Accidentally trod on the softtlight so haven't got it anymore.


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