Daytime Flash Photography

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by graham » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Peter, super lighting and a great example of how to use daylight flash to kill the shadows - if you have the right equipment!

The point I was trying to make is that for an on camera flash, at night you will get maximum range out of the flash with the shutter speed set at or slower than high speed sync and the aperture wide open. In daylight this will give you a horribly overexposed image, more likely no image at all. Dropping the ISO or closing the aperture will reduce the effective range of the flash. Increasing the shutter speed will put the camera into high speed sync mode, reduce the power of the flash, and so will also reduce the effective range.

Your maximum flash range is thus severely constrained by the ambient light, something many amateur photographers (like myself) fail to apreciate.

I agree with your comments on the dangers of using flash at night and the same applies for spotlights. Hopefully we all try to be responsible
on how we do it.

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Peter Betts » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:06 pm

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Peter Betts » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:46 pm

Using Natural early morning Soft sunlight to illuminate Wildlife is so much more satisfying and ethical than the hard light flashed right into the eyes of night drive animals with flash and spotlights...you really need a click on this one as the colours are rich at sunrise
Natural Light Lionesses.jpg

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Flutterby » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 am

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Dindingwe » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:00 am

I fully agree. This picture is beautiful, with only the subject illuminated and the rest in the darkness ^Q^

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Lisbeth » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:59 pm

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Peter Betts » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:40 pm

Another pic of softly draped Natures flashlight ..The just rising sun ..no harsh Shadows like those from Camera flashes ...Less than a week now !! getting stoked
Rooiputs Studio Lighting.jpg

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Re: Daytime Flash Photography

Post by Flutterby » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:29 am

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