burntpixel wrote in post #10059942
Nice! Nice balance of light. I have the 430EX II and just can not get a handle on it. How are you using it here?
Matter of fact I've had my bee's for a while now and I never leave the sync speed of my 40D (f/9-10 1/160). I've tried playing around on a few occasions with trying to blur the background by adjusting the f/ and speed. But I get an image in camera (lcd) that is half black when it's close to being the proper exposure. Thanks.
Any one up for some tutoring
If you go faster than the sync speed, you will have black bars on your image. That is the shadow of the shutter. You have to stay at 1/160 or slower. So the only adjustments you can make are ISO, f-stop and the power of the strobe. That is why people use the higher-powered strobes for outdoors work in bright daylight. You can get a proper subject exposure at f/16 or more, which will help to darken the sun without making your shutter speed too fast.
Or you can buy a 1D series (1/500 sync speed) or a Nikon D70 and a couple of other Nikons, which have an electronic shutter and can have some insane sync speeds (1/1000 or more).