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Assignment 27Synchro-Sunlight

“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”

—Scott Lorenzo

Purpose: To Learn How to Synchronize Handheld Flash with the Sun.

It’s really quite simple. Use your flash to illuminate the subject, and the sunlight to illuminate everything else.

For this assignment you will need a willing subject.

FIGURE 27.1 Nikon D700, 155mm lens, f/10 at 1/60.

FIGURE 27.1 Nikon D700, 155mm lens, f/10 at 1/60.

Part 1—Forced-Flash

  1. Have your subject stand so that they are backlit by the sun.
  2. Take a meter reading of the background, set the exposure on your camera.
  3. Move the flash to the distance required to match the f/stop on the ...

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