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April 17, 2013
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Here is a little story about my baby. She is 13 years old now…and was found in the garbage (with her sisters) at Tim Horton’s (Canadians will know).

Anyway, I adopted her when she was about 2 weeks old. Bottle fed her, and she thinks of me as her mother and father. She hates most people though, but she is unique and still my furbaby.

I just bought a new flash for my camera (Canon Speedlight 430EX II) and she was my test subject.

All of them were taken at f/5.6 1/250 ISO 100 (that is what the exif says, but i am sure it was 1/2000 sec)

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April 17, 2013
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Really nice photos, Brian.
I especially like the first and assume there was some cropping involved in Lightroom.

I know virtually nothing about shooting with speedlights, but will give my two cents anyway.
Cameras have a maximum shutter speed when shooting with an active flash.
I believe the speed is usually 1/200 or 1/250 of a second, depending on the camera.
The shutter can be set to stay open longer to catch ambient light, but not any shorter.
Even though you set your shutter speed to 1/2000, it defaulted to the flash sync speed as you were using the speedlight.

I would suggest you google “flash sync speed” to get an understanding of it all.
It’s not particularly easy. Front Curtain… Rear Curtain… Yada, Yada, Yada.

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April 18, 2013
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Your camera has a sync speed of 1/250 sec, so even if you set your speed to 1/2000, it will shoot at your sink speed.
Also what was the reason for you to set your shutter speed to 1/2000 at the first place?

Did you watch my last video about flash?

April 19, 2013
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Oksana,

Well the first pictures I took were all blown out, so I kept speeding up the shutter speed to compensate (I am just learning remember).

I did watch the lesson on Flash, but I think I need to re-watch it haha. Part of the problem was that originally I had the flash directly on the subject at full power, and that was what was blowing out the pic. I changed the direction of the flash to bounce off of the walls, and lowered the flash power to 1/4 (I believe). I guess I had left the shutter speed at 1/2000, but as you said, with the sync it would have been 1/250.

April 19, 2013
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Canadians get it – rrrrrrrrollllll up the rim to win lol!
Can’t believe that there are morons who would do that
to kittens (or any other animals for that matter!) Would love
to stuff some of those a-holes in garbage cans and seal them
in. At least there are people like you who are life savers when things
like this happen and you now have a great friend who also is very
photogenic.
Nice shots Brian!!!
Dale.Smile

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