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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

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Chapter 22. Dimming The Sun

OPTIONS FOR DIMMING THE SUN 311

HOW TO DIM THE SUN WITH A FAST SHUTTER 312

USING ZOOM AS A LIGHT MODIFIER 314

SHOOT: SECRET AGENT TONY 316

Figure 22.1. There’s no reason to wait for the sun to set in order to make the background disappear into darkness. You can dim the ambient light with the shutter and use Speedlites creatively.

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The Short Version

The shutter is the gateway to controlling the amount of ambient light in a photograph. If you want more, use a slower shutter speed. If you want less, use a faster shutter speed.

Novice Speedliters assume that to shoot a night shot, it has to be dark outside. To the contrary, ...

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