A&P Club shots with slow shutter...

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  1. Gvidon

    Gvidon New Member

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    Should the flash fire right in the beginning or should it fire right before closing the shutter?

    Basically to have a blurred, "in motion" background and the subject frozen.
     
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    rear, at the end.
     
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    i was playing around this the other day and got this one of my parents. shitty pic, but you get the idea.

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  4. Gvidon

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    Yeh thats what i thought.

    How do you set up the flash to fire at the end of exposure?
     
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    what camera?
     
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    hold down flash mode button and rotate dial
     
  7. Gvidon

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    5D and 580ex
     
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    i use at at the beginning and it works just fine with a 1/4 sec. shutter speed
     
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    try 2nd curtain sync. it'll rock your world
     
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    for the club style photos, flash first. I've used 2nd curtain and I didn't care for the results.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    no it wont it will kill your timing, especially if you use ettl. the people will move after the preflash.
     
  12. ///Mik3

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    For club portraits, I'd say it's not too important which, because you're not usually looking to show a specific direction of movement.

    It usually matters most when you want to make sure what direction the motion blur ends up. Like say for a falling object you'd want it set to 2nd curtain sync, other wise it'll look like the object is shooting up rather than falling.
     
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    I love rear sync curtain flashing. It'll make the most novice photos look as though you've been doing it for a long time. And people that don't know what the process is always think its simple, until they start trying it themself... That's when they come asking questions. :big grin:
     
  14. Dwight Schrute

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    It doesn't matter, front or rear curtain will only determine where the motion blur is in relation to the subject. Experiment and see which you like better.

    The blurry background and in-focus foreground in club shots is due to a) a slow shutter speed and b) the flash freezing the main subject's motion.
     
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    The button to the left of the "zoom" button. It's the flash sign with an "h".
     
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    :rofl: i was like that looks like the bridge in downtown greenville. then i saw it was you. My last final at furman ever is tomorrow morning:noes: cant wait to get the shit done. then graduation on saturday with George W Bush as the commencement speaker :bowdown:
     
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    haha yup! gville ftw!

    congrats on graduating! good luck w the final

    one other pic of the bridge:

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    i REALLY need to go down there and get some pics of it. been wanting to the past couple years and never got around to it :o who knows maybe wednesday
     
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    Yeah I had been saying the same thing for a long time!

    Its not as easy to shoot as I thought. Not many good angles to shoot from bc of trees and stuff, and there was a ton of people down there that night.

    Still an awesome area though. I miss it when I'm down here for school :hs:
     
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    Ya, downtown is definitely going to be one thing i mess when i leave. been going a lot. mainly just going to tassey's/city tavern, wild wings, g spot, and 221 with my friends
     
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    i just turned 21 and haven't hardly been back, so i don't know much about the bar scene, but i know wild wings is :bowdown: - love me some ranchilata wings. :yum:
     
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    I am gonna try some with flash at the end.
    Because when i fire the flash in the beginning the subject moves after that, so you can see ghosting, but i don't want ghosting.
     
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    trust me the ghosting is worse with rear synce
     
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    at 1/4 sec it doesnt really matter.

    but anything longer, ill set the flash to manual and use 2nd curtain. there is no pre flash, so people will wait for it..
     
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    IMO, 1/4 sec is plenty of time to let in background ambient light and allow you to twist the camera or something to get cool light trails. it ISN'T enough time, however, to usually let in enough light so to get ghosting on people after the flash has gone off (I use the flash at the beginning). as soon as the flash goes, I usually twist the camera really quickly and it almost always works out fine.

    if you want to use 1/2 sec. or longer shutter speed, the timing of your flash isn't all you should be concerned about
     

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