TODAY'S MEETUP IS ON! Don't forget to bring a chair or two, your camera, flash, and user manuals if you have them.
*If you'll click on the "MAP" function near the "Mendon Ponds" above, then click on the "satellite" option in the tabs on the map page, you should see that I've placed the red marker on the location. The GPS coordinates should also be right. : )
Don't you love it when reality is just the opposite of what everyone expects? Speedlight flashes are fine when working indoors in low light, but if you think that they have no business being on our cameras in bright sunshine, think again!
The meeting will be heavy on instruction, with plenty of hands-on practice time. We'll discuss shooting with your flash's TTL mode, and also in (flash) manual. Canon and Nikon approach flash controls in different ways, and though I'm a Canon user, I've downloaded the Nikon manuals and am busy studying so as to make it relevant for you Nikonians, as well.
Do you like to impress people at parties? Well get ready to wow them when they hear that you know the most esoteric flash technique of all: HSS - "High Speed Sync". There, there - no need to panic. It's really nothing more than a switch on your flash that lets your shutter speed rise above 1/200th when your flash is on (or 1/250th, depending on your camera). Why use it? To allow fast shutters to either dial down the ambient light, OR to freeze fast motion, OR both. Check the flash picture at the bottom of the page taken in bright sunlight that was made possible only by using HSS.
Those who are new to off-camera flash should hear that this tutorial has the potential to dramatically change your life with cameras! If you're already using a Speedlite regularly, it can still be a good refresher. Let's plan now for a rain-date the following Saturday if needed. Watch for more details as the date approaches, and be sure to RSVP soon rather than later for this hopefully bright sunshiny workshop in June!
PS. Because we've done this topic twice before, it's hard to guess what the response will be. A lot goes into it, so let's say that if we don't have at least fifteen solid RSVP's, we'll pass this time and try again next year.