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Old 03-08-2006, 01:14 PM
PixelTerror PixelTerror is offline
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Thanks for your input Michael, I welcome such constructive feedback !
Actually I'm not so skilled at using flash, I use it rarely, at this event I have shot two kinds of pictures, a first sery without flash @ ISO 1600, they were hopelessly blurred, which could be seen even on the LCD screen.
Then I shot a second sery with the flash, kept high ISO to get flash depth and set speed priority, I have to check in the documentation if I find what you mention, but with long exposure I'm quite concerned about the blur being back ?
do you have any links describing the technique ?
Thanks, Jean-Yves
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:27 PM
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I'm glad that you can appreciate my comments! As you describe, I should use indeed ISO1600 in combination with the flash. I don't have any specific links describing the technique, but some results can be seen on this page. Anyway, please refer to your camera manual. I'm sure that there is some setting on the EOS350D. Does it have a "night-portrait" mode? That should do it!
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:38 PM
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Yes it does have such a mode, must give it a try, I must confess I have never used these preset modes except the sports one.
There is also a possibility to fire the flash at the beginning or end of the exposure, which one do you think is better ?
JY
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:55 PM
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When to fire the flash depends on the result that you want to achieve. For example, if you photograph a car in the dark moving from left to right and you use flash at the beginnning and a long exposure, then you will see the car on the left side of your picture, with lines of light (caused by the headlights and backlights) going from left to right in your picture. People tend to get the feeling that the car is moving backwards in this case. If you use the flash at the end, then you will still see the lines of light going from left to right in your picture, but then you will see the car on the right of the picture, which feels more natural for most people.
BTW If you are interested: I also have some slow-synchro pictures on my website in the categories "Marathonschaatsen 29 oktober 2005" and "Repetitie Delftse Komedie "Glamorama" 7 april 2005" (in the right column of the homepage).
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:12 PM
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Thanks again Michael you have some killer shots in the Glamorama series !
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:36 PM
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Thanks for the compliment and good luck with your flash experiments! Cheers, Michael.
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