Workshop 4

Wide-Aperture Look in Daylight

How to outsmart physics and shoot wide open at 1/8000 second without an ND filter using standard studio flash

Pseudo-HSS and second-curtain sync on location and in the studio

The limitations due to the sync speed make shooting with flash in bright sunshine a tricky operation. Remember that a conventional DSLR shutter is not completely open at any point during the exposure at speeds of faster than 1/200 second, and the exposure is made by a strip of light that moves across the surface of the sensor (see page 25). Using flash under such circumstances produces either a dark bar at the edge of the frame or a completely black photo. For this workshop, with standard flash usage, the frame would be completely ...

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