Why not hss?

Started Jan 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
janvanbogaert
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Why hss?
In reply to Meadown, Jan 2, 2013

Meadown wrote:

Its situational, I use it with naturally backlit portraits.

Using the sun to give nice highlights around the models frame and the HSS flash to light the face nicely. Takes a few tests to get the amount of light right and I almost always need to diffuse it.

Heres a shot from New Years Day of my baby mumma and our son. Backlight was pretty strong and this random carriage was under a tree (at Royal Melbourne Gardens)

HSS let me light them well by only giving a tiny bit of light. Had no where to bounce it otherwise and it would have over exposed. Was a really sunny day.

HSS In a Wagon under a tree, scene was completely shaded.

I wonder why you used 1600 ISO. With 400 ISO you could have used longer exposure time (which does not matter with flash) and "normal" flash. I also would have put the flash correction at -1.

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