Help with freezing action using flash

Started Aug 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Wafin Regular Member • Posts: 107
Help with freezing action using flash


I've been working my flash setup for a few months now and basically what I'm unable to do is freeze the action using flash.  I've read and read about how this should be possible but I just can't seem to do it.

For example, here is a shot 1/500, f3.5 ISO 1250 flash firing from both sides at 1/8 or 1/4 power and I can't get her foot frozen.  Yet I had another photographer there who was able to freeze her feet at 1/200, f5.6 ISO 1000.

I'm using a 5d mark III and she was using a 6d.

Any help would be great!

Oh this is undedited and just pulled from my throwaway pile but again thanks for any help you can offer.


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