Flash photography - freeze action on trampoline?

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tommy tek
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Re: Flash photography - freeze action on trampoline?
In reply to MikeNannie, Jan 22, 2013

Set your camera to manual and set it to underexpose the ambient light by at least two stops, more is better. The flash can then provide the short burst of light that freezes the action. Fast shutter speed is not needed if the flash overpowers the ambient light. I would get a volunteer to jump on the trampoline to get the camera settings correct. Since the camera is in manual mode you should get pretty consistent results. Even more consistent results would be achieved if you set the flash on manual and found the correct  flash output for your situation. The only variable then would be if the amount of ambient light changed. The limitation here is how much your flash is able to light up. Bring extra batteries for the flash.

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