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Light Quality - Strobes vs Ambient

 
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Dec 01, 2010 20:16 |  #16

Question... I seen some photogs put a green gel over the flash or strobes. are they trying to match the house lights in the gyms...???
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Dec 01, 2010 21:28 |  #17

Joe300 wrote in post #11379468 (external link)
Question... I seen some photogs put a green gel over the flash or strobes. are they trying to match the house lights in the gyms...???
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Yep. Personally, for sports, I think if you are shooting at settings that allow in that much ambient where the gels would make a difference, you are going to have lots of problems with ghosting.


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Dec 02, 2010 06:46 |  #18

Joe300 wrote in post #11379468 (external link)
Question... I seen some photogs put a green gel over the flash or strobes. are they trying to match the house lights in the gyms...???
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I could could see someone from a newspaper that didn't have the time or inclination to actually setup strobes, etc. for a game (maybe they have several schools to hit that evening) trying to use a gelled flash with high speed sync to add some light to the shot without sacrificing necessary shutter speed. However, HSS eats a stop or more of the flash's power, and speedlights generally don't have a lot of power to just throw away like that unless you're doing direct flash which will have it's own set of issues. David Hobby (Strobist) had a post on his blog about gelling speedlights to match the lights in a gym, but I'm not convinced that approach is the best way to go for most people trying their hand at shots like this.


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Dec 03, 2010 19:47 |  #19

I wanted to get the 'taste' of shooting basketball with strobes but did not want to go to the expense first. I usually shoot 3200 ISO @ 320 or 400 ss. I found some really cheap wireless flash trigger and put my 550EX in the stands top row. And you know it works. The only problem was the delay between shots as I was shooting full power. I was shooting 400ISO @250.

Next game I will use two flashes..


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