Flash photography and using an ND filter

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
drh681
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Re: Flash photography and using an ND filter
In reply to Hugowolf, May 14, 2013

Hugowolf wrote:

drh681 wrote:

Fave Photog wrote:

dad_of_four wrote:

Sailor Blue wrote:

The only reasons I can see for using a ND filter with flash are:

Shooting outdoors in bright conditions, and being constrained by the x-Synch speed of your camera and your desired aperture.

That's what Sailor Blue said:

"Outdoors...the ND filter is used to reduce the ambient light exposure."

Uh... a neutral density filter would reduce the over all exposure not just the ambient.

Oh poor thing, but there is lttle one can do about the ambient light, whereas one can often turn up the flash - that is the point.

don't patronize me, discuss why that would even be desirable.

The only reason I could see is to use a larger aperture than the lowest flash output would permit.

Even for that, you could back off the flash distance to the subject.

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