So, I've got an idea for a shot, probally been done to death, but I want to learn how to use it. I'm trying to reproduce a shot like this. http://people.rit.edu/andpph/photofile-sci/bouncing-ball-7791.jpg So I tried setting up my flash on strob mode around 1/64th, 30-40Hz, using my cam on tripod table height, small app, ISO 100, around 2 second exposure. I threw the ball, hit my shutter, then tripped the flash that I held in my hand. Best picture I got was this. Granted this was about a 10 min experiment. So what am I missing out on? I need more flash power, lower the tripod to not see so much of the table, and get more separation from the background right? Any tips? Oh yeah, I'm using a 40D, Tamron 28-75, and a 580EX II if that makes any difference.