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Flash workshop

The last of this season's workshops was held on Sat 22nd July, led by Anthony Baines and Martin Till. Katrina's brother, Alistair, kindly offered us access to his farm for the afternoon, with the ponds and woodland providing a beautiful backdrop.

We split into two groups (Nikon and Canon) so we could make use of compatible off-camera flash arrangements, working with ambient light in traditional fill-flash and also high speed sync modes.  Martin's group Below, you can see Martin acting as 'model' for Alex. Avril is holding a speedlite with a CTO (Colour Temperature Orange) filter in place. Behind Alex, at a low level, is another speedlight set to a lower power with no filter, to balance the lighting.

Here's one of the images from Alex's sequence: Manual exposure, 1/160th at f/6.3, ISO 100, 50mm focal length. Exposure compensation was set to -2 to darken the background and flash exposure compensation was used with each speedlite in its own group…