Dirt jump session

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  1. LeSueur24

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    Rider is Alex Dawson. Shot with either my 50mm 1.8 or Tamron 17-50 2.8 on my Canon Rebel. Lighting was a Canon 430EX and 430EZ triggered wirelessly. Let me know what you think!

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    Good stuff.

    I'm going to be in a similar setting this weekend...I'm going to take pictures of my friend riding his ATV. Do you have any tips on dealing with the setting? I have an SB-800 that I should be able to use, so I think I'm going to set that up on a tree and use it remotely.
     
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    ATV's will most likely be moving a lot faster so if the SB-800 has a fast shutter sync then I'd try that and see how fast you can get it to sync. And instead of relying on flash all the time, I try to get the background as close to a good exposure as possible and just use the flash as fill for the subject. Good luck with it.
     
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    If you want some good effects use second curtain sinc that means it fires as the shutter closes, set your shutter speed between 1/30 and 1/80 and set your flash to second curtain you may have to set the camera to second curtain also not sure with Nikon
    here a shot with SC @ 1/80
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    the last one looks very professional. good job :)
     
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    Good shots i like #2 and the last maybe get a little closer on the jumps
     
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    Thanks for the comment, close is the opposite I was actually going for. I have plenty of close ups of the rider, now I'm practicing composition and just trying to get more of the scenery into the shot.
     
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    GREAT SHOT!!!!!!! i'm assuming the flash was well to the left of you???
     
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    ^Thanks, one flash was to the left of me and one was to the right pointing into the middle of the berm.
     

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