Using Flash

I remember telling someone that I did not like flash photography and preferred to shoot using natural light.  In truth this was really code for I can’t take good images with flash! But these days there is so much technology to enable you to get it right first time.

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As you can see this image was taken indoors.  There was very little ambient light and two speedlights were used.  The main speedlight was used at a 45 degree angle on quarter power and the second fill speedlight on 1/128th of full power.  The 85mm lens was set at f8 on 1/125 shutter speed.  This was the result; even the reflections on the chessboard were not washed out.

A Nikon D3, Nikon 85mm 1.4D lens, Nikon SB900 and SB800 speedlights were used.

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