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Okay Bieber, I may have my terminology wrong but I think what I'm trying to say is sound. Below are two images with the same aperture and ISO. The only difference being the shutter speed. You can see that the one with the slower shutter speed lets the light 'spread' far enough to hit the gray paper 8ft back and make it lighter than the other photo.

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Anyhow here's a pic kind of like those he was trying to create using the same model used above.

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That's not the light from the strobe "spreading," that's ambient affecting your exposure. Most of it probably from your strobe's modeling light, which is giving you the impression that the strobe itself is somehow burning in longer.

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My guess it is something like this....

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Big box to soften the light, but far enough away to make it a bit directional again.

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bieber wrote in post #6415245external link
That's not the light from the strobe "spreading," that's ambient affecting your exposure. Most of it probably from your strobe's modeling light, which is giving you the impression that the strobe itself is somehow burning in longer.

The modeling light is off when the photo is taken. I've tried it again without the modeling lamp, dark room so I had to lock the focus, and the result is the same.

Now that being said, you can reduce the amount of light the spreads out that way by gridding the softbox to keep the direction of the light more focused on the subject.

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themirage wrote in post #6416321external link
The modeling light is off when the photo is taken. I've tried it again without the modeling lamp, dark room so I had to lock the focus, and the result is the same.

Now that being said, you can reduce the amount of light the spreads out that way by gridding the softbox to keep the direction of the light more focused on the subject.

The modeling lamp is off when the strobe goes off, but it should come right back on again afterwards. There is no way for light from a strobe to "spread" over time. It travels at, well, the speed of light, and it's gone its course in a much, much shorter time than even the 1/250 of a second that your shutter is open at the max sync speed. Anything that comes in after that is ambient.

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Alright. I'll leave this one alone. I don't think we are going to come to a census on this. I think the Thread Author got his answer.

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The one variable that wasn't asked.. What aperature were you shooting? I can use strobe in the broad daylight and have my subject lit but the background falls to black

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