night time flash work

Discussion in 'Paddling Photography' started by Monster, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Monster

    Monster Paddler

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    I was thinking of the uses I could get out of a very expensive flash I bought that I hardly ever use, specifically for night time paddling shots. During the summer I am notorious for staying out all night on the water, it's warm and comfortable and the motion of the canoe can have a very interesting effect on the finished shot.

    I took this one last summer while out in Tswassen, and it has me thinking...

    http://ripplewake.ca/img/sort/080724_4100.jpg
     
  2. Desertboater

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    Hey Monster,
    I've been playing with a flash as well as part of a digital photo class for school. take a look: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=ho ... =170800130 Most of the night photos were a 30 second shutter, with two independent flashes (with people attached) that were fired as the paddler was halfway down the drop. the ambient light is just headlamps aimed at the falls.
     
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    West, we can't see that link unless we are registered on Facebook. You can download them here, if you like.
     
  4. west_coast_russ

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    Luckily I am registered on FB :lol: - those night shots are great.!
     
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    Come on Dave... get on FB :D
     
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    Thats just wild that you can freeze such motion at night with a good flash and long exposures. I dont think a great deal of digicam users out there appreciate just how much versatility an external flash gun can add to your camera's capabilities.

    Looks like you guys were having a ton of fun too, thanks for sharing!