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But if I use an f-stop that is high enough to blur the background, my shutter speed only goes up to 1/250s, which produces overexposure. Flash photography is a little different in that you can't use the shutter speed to control the amount of light due to the flash. That's because the duration of the flash at full power is typically around 1/250 sec., ...


Not exactly sure of your setup, but they sell diffusers that attach to the flash. The quickest way, however, is to aim the flash at a light colored wall or ceiling instead of directly at the subject. Here is an example. Not only will it reduce the flash intensity, but it also softens and can often eliminate shadows. It is a good all around technique that ...


I've been exploring use of flash for the first time myself, using 50mm f1.8 lens. For me I get best results in camera manual mode (pick shutter speed and aperture), and then fine-tuning my flash's manual settings (i.e. for camera settings I leave them stable, and just tinker with the flash). For example - I find flash power 1/16 and zoom 105mm gives really ...


I'll assume you have tried the following: reducing the power of the flash moving the flash further from the subject placing a diffuser between the flash and the subject to absorb a bit of light These will all reduce the amount of illumination arriving on your subject but may not be ideal for your situation. This is an atypical situation -- most ...


Here are some options: Find some shade If there's too much light for your style you need a location with less light :-) in mid-day sunlight you may need something pretty big to block enough light but still it's an easy option Shoot at a better time of day At early morning and late evening there's less light and you'll be able to get the aperture/shutter ...


You don't mention what kind of flash you are using. If You are using a Canon Speedlite, You should make sure it is set to ETTL otherwise, If you are using a manual flash You need to turn the flash power down.


Your camera is limiting your shutter speed to the 60D's maximum sync speed. If you were to use a faster shutter speed, you'd have black bars at the top and/or bottom of the frame, because the shutter curtains would be covering part of the sensor when the flash burst goes off. The only way to use a faster shutter speed than 1/250s with flash it to use ...

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