Hey Rondal. Ya, I was thinking about it, and it makes sense. But my idea of 3-4 seconds is way off. The amount of time it takes a person to travel from one side of the frame to the other will be very short, maybe a second. So I'll have to trigger the flash at about half a second after the shutter. But the timing also changes according to proximity to me. Although if they are too far, and it takes 3-4 seconds to cross the frame, I won't see ghosting, since the shutter will be open for so long, the ghosting will pretty much disappear, and the only time the person will show up in the frame is when the flash hits them, in the middle of the frame. So my goal to get all this straight it to practice fully tomorrow with my digital camera and get things worked out, then on wednesday I'm going to take the actual shots on film. Also, would using a circular polarizer filter be enough to cut out light? If it does cut out enogh light, I think i'd like to use that instead to get an interesting look.