Want Cheap Light? How about $65?

Started Apr 12, 2005 | Discussions thread
sunflowerflyer Contributing Member • Posts: 974

Set the flash for the exposure and aperture you want on the subject. Set the shutter for the background. (at the set aperature).

Often, the shutter would be 1-2 stops under what would be a correct exposure, to darken the background some. this can be a very slow shutter in low light, like in a building. Dont worry, the flash will freeze the subject, just have a tripod for the background.

Keep in mind, the less powerful the flash setting, the faster the shutter can be ;-). I would sometimes shoot with the modeling light only on my lumedyne to keep the shutter reasonable in low light.

This can be done automatically by some of the new strobes.

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