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Yes, flash usages and aperture are independent of each other. I shoot weddings and 90-95% of my flash usage is with wide open or near wide open apertures. What is confusing you is specifically the case of shooting outdoors where you want the flash to fill in with power equivalent to daylight. In that situation, the shorter your shutter speed, the less ...


I'd say that it's common enough, since low-depth-of-field portraits are fashionable. However, you have to distinguish between two situations: in a studio or other controlled situation where flash is the primary light, vs. outdoors where you are trying to overpower the sun. As the questions you've linked suggest, the studio situation is easy, but if you ...

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