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Outdoor Flash Photography by Barbara Eddy, John Gerlach

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The cave behind Scott Falls is a dark place indeed. Barb used her Nikon SB-800 Speedlight to reveal the color and detail at the top of the cave while shooting out to show Scott Falls and the autumn color in northern Michigan. Nikon D300, 18mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/3, Cloudy WB, Manual ambient and flash exposure.

5Combining flash with ambient light

 

 

 

The key to producing images beautifully illuminated with flash is to properly blend the light from the flash with ambient light. Occasionally, though, a photographer elects one or more flash units as the sole light source, ensuring that the flashes are set to a brightness that overwhelms any ...

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