advice on flash technique

Started May 28, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Andy Phillips
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advice on flash technique
May 28, 2010

Hello. I am reading up and experimenting in wireless flash with my D700 and SB Speedlites.I have noticed particulary good effects by putting all controls into manual and letting the flash light the model and dropping the ambient light (The shutter speed) 2 stops and rendering the backdrop dark.

Great effect but all the images I have seen using this technique have been shot in low light not bright light.I have tried this technique in brighter light but obviously I get shutter curtain black shadow because I have gone over my camera's default shutter speed.

I'm aware I can set up a high FP setting which will sync at higher speeds but this defeats the point as I want to control the background ambient light

Your thoughts please?

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