Outdoor Portrait Photography – in the sun

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  1. But that only make your flash work a lot more. ND filter block the lights. Including your flash.

  2. I guess you could use a 4-stop ND filter to slow down the shutter speed to 1/200 or slower.

  3. its actually evaluative through the lens, not electronic through the lens..

  4. yes, you´re right, my mistake… it is used for low shutter speeds. Sorry, I was wrong.

  5. That’s incorrect. Rear sync flash is used for slower shutter speeds. High speed sync flash is for fast shutter speeds. The flash is actually flickering at an extremely fast rate in high speed sync mode. Rear sync just sets off the flash just before the second curtain closes

  6. You’ll need to use ND filters to block out some of the ambient light. Of course this will also block out some of the flashes light as well, so you need to make sure your flash is strong enough to make up for the light loss.

  7. you have to use the Rear Curtain Sync (or Second Curtain Sync) when using flash over 1/200sec shutter.

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  9. The black stripe was due to your shutter speed setting which was faster than the camera’s maximum flash sync speed. Please see Adorama TV’s Digital Photography One-on-One, Episode 17 in which flash sync speed is explained very well by Mark Wallace.

  10. In fact, I use Nikon D3100.
    Thank you very much!

  11. That’s exactly what happens if you use a shutter speed faster than 1/200sec (1/250sec on some smaller sensor cameras).

  12. So now I have to suppose my problem with the black (unlit) stripe at the bottom of photos was strictly related to using slave flash. Or am I wrong? I tried to use external flash and 1/500 shutter speed but that’s what was happening.

  13. Unfortunately I found out that my camera doesn’t have the Auto FP. So I’ll have to get creative somehow. Thanks for the tips 🙂

  14. If you have a Nikon flash you have to set the camera to auto FP.

  15. thanks for the very detailed tutorials and simple to understand.

  16. request detail settings:

    aperture priority = 4?
    flash exposure compensation -1?

    thanks brent

  17. should have said the light is harsher on the beach, where there is a lot of white sand. Any reflector will make the model close their eyes, unless we were in the shade. A diffuser is difficult to hold with no assistant to help out, and impossible to use on a stand when we are dealing with wind…..so a flash is still the best and easiest to use in this situation. Brent

  18. well, just an idea why not a diffuser then so the the light is not that hard on the subject. or even push back on the reflector so that light is not hitting the subject full on, maybe? sun is the same anywhere in the world, just depends on the time of the day and weather…so you cannot say “the sun” is brighter down under 🙂

  19. yes, exactly, but what the does that have to do with backlit subjects as you say? A backlit subject has nothing to do with having a ghosting trail behind a moving object. unless i am misunderstanding your original point.

  20. It doesn’t:
    “rear curtain” or more correctly “second curtain sync” fires the flash as the second(closing) shutter curtain is closing. So moving objects create a blur trailing them, not in front of them.

    First curtain ( regular sync) creates the opposite and just looks “weird”.

    “second curtain sync” makes pictures of moving objects look like we expect them to look.

    It has nothing to do with exposure.

  21. I guess i don’t.  🙁

  22. cool, well i’d love to learn something new. I would have thought those factors would have been independent of eachother. couldn’t find the video, link?

  23. I have a video discussing it. I guess I should go about making some examples.

  24. interesting, how does rear curtain help with backlit?

  25. so you’re using an 70-200 f/4. that’s a beautiful lens I used to have it, you get really close without getting close.