Breathing Fire

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  1. TiCoyote

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    Kinda fun. And spicy!

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    Let me know what you think.
     
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    Try underexposing more. You would get plenty of light from the fire on the people and get more detail probably in the fire itself. Seems blown out to me. I personally have never shot this kinda stuff, so others would probably have better advice.
     
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    ^^^That sounds like a good recommendation. It would also allow the shutter speed to be faster and reduce the blur in the figures.
     
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    It's hard to get detail on fire. I think it moves more quickly than water, so you really need a 1/1000 shutter speed or faster. I shot these with a 50 f/1.8 on a 50D
     
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    Turn up the ISO a little if you need a faster speed. fire should be plenty bright enough to get a faster shutter speed when aiming at it, but perhaps for the light cast onto the subjects you could bump the ISO. I mean after all, the sun is a big ball of fire.

    If you still have trouble, I would think that it would be possible to maybe use highspeed flash sync to light the subject while shooting a fast enough shutter speed to expose the fire better. ( anyone else have any advice on this? )
     
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    I find that when the fire is properly lit, everything else is black. But I'll keep working with this.

    Can I get the 50D to do a 2nd curtain sync with an external flash, using cactus triggers?
     
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    I don't think so with cactus triggers. I could be wrong though.
     

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