Macro with flash or without?

Started Feb 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
gardenersassistant Veteran Member • Posts: 3,735
Re: Macro with flash or without?

Mjankor wrote:

There's alway exceptions. However, I note that you also have quite an elaborate flash setup.

Yes. Some days I use all or mainly flash, some days natural light, some days I flip back and forth between flash and natural light. It depends on the circumstances and my mood. As the magnification increases, especially beyond 1:1 it becomes increasingly likely that I'll use flash.

Also I presume most of these are tripod shot as they have pretty low shutter speeds?

Yes. Well, sort of. I use a tripod to help with framing shots and retaining the framing for sequences of shots and to dampen down hand shake. For the most part though I keep my hands on the camera so they aren't tripod shots in the normal, hands-off sense. I need very still air to use hands-off tripod shots, and I live in a breezy location so that isn't very often. But when I get the chance I do capture hands-off, using a remote release.

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