I am fairly new to the world of flash. I have purchased and have been experimenting with some pretty heavy duty flash equipment. Just to level set the discussion:I use Canon EOS 1V camera bodiesI also use Mamyia 6x7 Pro IIMy flash collection consists of:Handle Mount Metz 70-5Metz 54-33 3200B Visatec MonolightsThis weekend I was doing some portraits. The couple had deep set eyes. So, I was using my 35mm with the Metz 54-3 on a Stroboframe for fill-in flash. But, I wasn't quite getting it because the light was coming at an angle, and I couldn't turn them because there was some background I was trying to capture.So, as I suspected, when I got the photos back, they were very good, except the eyes are dark in some. In a few photos the eyes are so dark that you can't see any eyes - just black holes. I also made a mistake because I should have metered on the eyes, then the fill-in may have caught that. I'm nto sure yet, i'll have to try again someday.What would have been perfect was to have a flash set at a 45 degree angle to the couple. That would have eliminated all the shadow, I think.As I said, I am pretty new to using flash. However, I have invested a lot in it because I am becoming more intrigued by it as a new tool in the tool belt. I suppose it's a natural progression in the learning curve.Anyway, now I am looking at the pocket wizard as a way to wirelessly have a strobe on the side of the shadow, while I shoot from whatever angle I need to. But, the pocket wizard thing confuses me. I don't understand what I really need to buy. One of my frustrations with using flash is that it is not "plug and play". There is always some other little gadget or doo-dad you need to make it work correctly.So, here's what I want to do, and maybe someone can provide some guidance...I have stands. So, I want to put one of my flashes, preferably one of the Metz's on a stand - so, I need an adapter for that - I think. Then have a pocket wizard on that, and the other part on the camera.Is that all there is too it?So, how do I use these pocket wizards if I want to have a flash on my camera, or close to my camera, and one at an angle away from my camera? Will TTL still work correctly, or at that point does it become a manual process.I am trying to be as effecient as possible. Remember, I come from the natural light world, so too much bog, and I may just give up. But, I do want the flexibility to have my flash somewhere besides on the camera.I know with a power pack, I can have my strobes work pretty good outside, but they are heavy and difficult to move around. they really are more for studio work.Thanks for any help on this,Toes
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