Here’s the Roller Derby Chick again, from the Niagara School of Imaging course i taught:
To give you specifics: those were taken at 200 ISO, 1/250th sec, f/16, with the flashes about 6ft away on each side, set to quarter/half power.
- Q: Why is the second one darker? Because the sun disappeared.
- What could I have done to get the background brightness back? Reduce the shutter speed. Not the aperture and ISO – those would also affect foreground.
- How do I focus? I prefocus, then set to manual focus.
- How? By aiming at the “X marks the spot” piece of masking tape.
Simple, once you realize how it is done.
Are you in the Netherlands or nearby? Sign up for my flash course in Rotterdam on sept. 1: seee www.cameratraining.ca!