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1st Attempt at Strobist

By blackforce  
1st of all thanks for taking the time to click on my picture.

Last week I bought my 1st flash unit a Canon 430EX2. I thought I would try out some strobist action. I bought the relevant gear and took the kids down a local bridge.

I am really looking for constructive criticism about my technique etc.

This shot was taken with the 430EX2 camera right with a Reflective umbrella just above her head height. I think the flash was 1/8. However in all my excitement about trying it out I forgot to make a note.

The camera was 1/125 f4 50mm iso100.

My lens was a 24/105 so the lowest i could go was f4. If I wanted to expose the background more I guess I would just raise the iso or lower the shutter speed?

I suppose soon I will be buying more flash units in order to try and minimise those shadows etc... However for now I think I need to master just 1 unit.

Tags: Flash Dorset Strobist Amy Landscape and travel Portraits and people Flash and lighting Blackforce Night and low light Creekmoor 430ex2

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banehawi Plus
13 1.6k 3682 Canada
18 Sep 2010 1:47PM
I think this turned out very well. Exposing the background more could be done by adjusting flash power, - dont think the shutter speed will have any effect as the flash burst is what gives the exposure.

As you add a second flash you will have a lot more control over this anyway.



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26 Sep 2010 8:16AM
Great portrait,well done.

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