4. Mixing Time and Flash


Mamiya 645 • ISO 100 • 4 min. • f/11 • Mamiya 55mm lens (equivalent to a 35mm lens) • Illumination was aided by 15 pops of electronic flash

Playing with Time in the Same Frame

Flash provides another way to control time in your photographs, but instead of collecting all that happens in front of the camera over a long duration, it produces a quick burst of light. Regardless of the level of brightness, flash can adequately expose a scene, as long as the subject is within range, and freeze the action too. But it does more than simply provide light: It can also override ambient illumination with a predictable color balance. ...

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