How are photos like this taken??

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  1. Eventer

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    Off camera flash/ powerful strobe.


    You'll just adjust your shutter until you get stop motion, then have the flash give you your highlight.

    Make: Canon
    Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
    Shutter Speed: 1/664 second
    Aperture: F/5.6
    Focal Length: 154 mm
    ISO Speed: 800
     
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    the second one, they just blew the contrast out, you could see horrible texture due to the blowing out.
    The first one, is probably just one strong light and I don't think you would know how much PS was used unless you have the EXIF data.
     
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    it's not entirely black. They probably shot it at night too, if not raised the contrast a bit, they could have photoshopped it, it could be a number of things but I think they shot at night in low light (hello!) to begin with.
     
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    Well, you have your ambient light, which at night should be close to zero (unless you have some arena lighting). The only light that would be visible in your shot would come from your strobe. You strobe will not be able to light up the whole scene, thus leaving your background black. The faster your shutter, the more "limited" the reach of your strobe. Subsequently the faster the shutter, the less motion blur you'll have with the horse.

    Check this out
    http://www.google.com/search?q=low ...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
     
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    Very helpful! thanks Dominantly - Time for some reading I think!! :D
     

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