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How do I get a black background with flash? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5. How can I achieve this using flash? Anytime I take pictures with flash, the background also gets brighter. I really want to put emphasis on the subject and have a dark/...
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What exactly is flash sync speed, and should it be a factor in a buying decision?

What exactly is flash sync speed and should it be a factor in a buying decision?
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What is the role of Shutter Speed while using a Manual Flash?

The relation that allows us to set the aperture or to choose the distance to take a photo with correct brightness while using a manual flash is this one: Guide number = f-number × distance, For a ...
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I need Black background in portrait taken in daylight

I want to get black background in portrait and effect like this,check my attach image file. by using which software I can get this,I guess by Lightroom but I try and failed.So Please anyone help me to ...
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Why are my low light photos noisy /blurry, but Alien is perfect?

I know that there are a few questions here already about low light photography and image noise. I want to know why Ridley Scott can shoot very low light scenes (including publicity stills), yet I can'...
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How to create a gray/black color background in a photograph

These are two examples of photographs with black background. My question is how can I set the background like that? Was it through post-processing or on shoot? by Saul Leiter And this by Hélène ...
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How can I shoot a low-key portrait outside during the daytime?

For low-key portrait photos, one requirement is a dark background which is not there during the day outside. I tried to shoot one, but it seems I do not know how to do it. I am using a Canon 7D, ...
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What is term for the opposite of “Dragging the Shutter”?

My first helpful experiments with flash started after taking a seminar with Scott Kelby on the subject. I don't recall him mentioning dragging the shutter (but he may have). But, I do recall him ...
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How can I get good results from a one-light portrait setup?

Is there an optimum one light setup in terms of lighting the subject, providing fill (i.e through reflectors) and possibly lighting the background as well? If you are armed with only one light, how ...
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How to create high contrast lighting on a face?

Could you tell me how to get this effect between camera settings and photoshop? I know how to use the flash and backdrop, but I'm curious as to how to get the one side of the face dark.
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How do I reproduce this dark background on this photo?

I was trying to take some photos of flowers, when I managed to snap the following photo: This is the jpeg the camera made. The foreground is bright, while the background is dark. Creating the dark ...
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How to get this particular black and white look? [closed]

I would like to know how to get this particular effect in photoshop.
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Control for shading and variable outdoor lighting conditions

First, I am a wildlife ecologist who does some very amateurish photography on the side. I would like to start using digital photography techniques to collect field data. The Problem: I need to take ...