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John Bertotti Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2012Sat 01-Sep-12 12:29 PM
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"Backlighting and flash"
Sat 01-Sep-12 12:32 PM by John Bertotti

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Very close to getting an SB910, normal kids operations slowed down my acquisition. My question is now about back lighting. Do any of you use constant light for back lighting? A fluorescent, or incandescent, maybe halogen light for back lighting? I ask because these are things readily available to me but I don't know how well they will play with the flash once I get it? Is this where the different flash filters come into play?

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 02-Sep-12 05:23 PM
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#1. "RE: Backlighting and flash"
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Hi John,

When I use flash, I never mix and match. I use flash for the key light, fill light, background light, and hair light. Mixing light sources can cause whitbalancece issues that can be overcome using filters. The other problem you will encounter is the light output of the flash is usually significantly greater than the output of hot lights so you may have to crank down the power of the flash. In addition, your subject(s) will more than likely find the hot lights quite uncomfortable unless you are using the CF type since they generate much less heat than incandescent or halogen bulbs.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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John Bertotti Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jul 2012Sun 02-Sep-12 07:01 PM
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Good info but I suppose I will have to try and see just what happens, forewarned is fare armed. Thanks!

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