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Old 10-16-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Taking LDPs at night

Any tips or resources I can read? I know nothing about flash photography and really only care to know enough to take good LDPs at night.
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:09 PM   #2
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In for the pro tips! I've been playing around with an on camera speed light for the past month or so, have the equipment to set it up on a stand but haven't messed around with it much yet.

Seems like the basic process is expose for as much ambient light as you want (ie sunset on the horizon) and then adjust flash power as required for proper subject exposure. The hardest part to me seems to be the process of setting up the flash umbrella/animal/hunter to provide quality light on both subjects without any weird shadows.

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Old 10-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #3
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I always use a flash but one can likely get decent results with todays LED flashlights if there is no flash option.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:32 PM   #4
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I have a very cheap LED light (it's allows you to dim the brightness up or down as needed) and I literally just had someone hold it in various positions until I liked the result. Here's a recent pic using it and also a link to it on Amazon.

I'm no pro by any means, but for our purposes, it works pretty well.

https://www.amazon.com/LimoStudio-Ca...r+video+camera
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:07 PM   #5
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You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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Old 10-17-2017, 02:22 PM   #6
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You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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wow! awesome photo
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:32 PM   #7
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This is one of my favorite pictures. Besides a kiddos first buck. I love the moon in the back ground. We just used the light bar on the mule for pictures and gutting!
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:10 PM   #8
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You talking about something like this?

This was a 30 sec exposure with a flash fired right before the shutter closed.


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Well that is way more artsy than I was thinking but you sure got me wanting to try it. How do you determine how long to leave the shutter open and when to set off the flash?
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:29 PM   #9
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Default Taking LDPs at night

My hunting buddies use headlights and as much light as we can in the background. Take several pictures and keep the good ones. Nothing fantasy but it works. I've gotten where I really try to take the time to attempt to take a good picture. I've killed several good deer in the past that I wish I would have taken a few more pictures to have the memories.





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Old 10-18-2017, 11:37 PM   #10
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I'm definitely not the one to render an opinion. I killed a 153 a few years ago and had to take my night pics with a game camera. lol
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:18 PM   #11
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Need more info on this picture


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Old 12-05-2017, 10:25 PM   #12
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30 second exposure for the starry sky. Quick flash for the pig.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:17 PM   #13
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Is there a setting that allows you to manually set off the flash or does the camera do it for you when you set a long exposure?
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:05 AM   #14
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Is there a setting that allows you to manually set off the flash or does the camera do it for you when you set a long exposure?
Yes, it's called rear curtain sync. However, I don't have a flash that will do that.

The only flash I had was a manual flash, so I just pressed the test button right before the shutter closed.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:04 PM   #15
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Yes, it's called rear curtain sync. However, I don't have a flash that will do that.



The only flash I had was a manual flash, so I just pressed the test button right before the shutter closed.


Got ya thanks for the info!


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