Overpowering Sun with ND Filters & Bokeh

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Overpowering Sun with ND Filters & Bokeh
9 months ago

Hello everyone,
Iam new to dpreview forum.
I have started strobe photography recently & iam using it just as fill light keeping sun as my main light source.
I want some Help relating to Overpowering the Sun to get Nice Blue Sky & Bright Faces.
I have some steps about the concept & need clarification regarding them.
1. Using Sunny 16 rule use f16 and ISO 100 and 1/250 shutter speed which is the sync speed on my camera.
2. Use Monolight or whatever light you have to light the subject or model meter it to f16 by adjusting the power.
3. Step 1 & 2 will give me a perfect picture but background will be in focus.
So to shoot at f2.8 for example. I need a 5 stop ND filter to get the same result as f16.
My query is I'm i done here or is there more steps to equation.
I raise my flash power by 5 stops to f90. Sure I know i need a powerful strobe for that.
I own a One Elinchrom Style Rx 1200 & One Elinchrom Style Rx 600.
So I have that much juice to do this stuff.
But I'am unclear is rasing the flash power nessecary. Will the exposure be accurate.
How much power from flash does ND filter take away.

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