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Any tips for night photography? Not infra red

I've been playing around with shooting at night.  Exposing for the ambient light to capture the moon, tree shadows,and flashing for the portrait.  Can't seem to get my flash duration short enough to not burn the portrait.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Any tips for night photography? Not infra red

Neutral density gel on the flash.

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Re: Any tips for night photography? Not infra red

Thanks David! I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Any tips for night photography? Not infra red

Also have a look at THIS website, it has comprehensive tutorials. Flash is not easy and requires a lot of practice and experimenting. Don't be turned off because it can be a bit frustrating and daunting when you first start. Just keep at it and you will get it right.With flash the old saying practice makes perfect is quite right.

 

Batteries can be a bit of a hassle (and expensive) so buy good rechargeables. I use Sanyo Eneloops, they keep their charge longer when sitting dormant in my bag. Also a good smart charger like the Maha one HERE is well worth it. I know it may seem like a lot of money to start out but if you are serious about using flash a lot these items will save you money in the long term.

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Lloyd
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