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I am looking into buying a flash for my nikon d7000 so could you post a photo and what flash was used/settings used. Just looking for inspiration as well.

Thanks. Jack M'crystal Photography
 

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Sure! Nikon SB-900 flash used...

$Monarch1.jpg

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PhotoME version: 0.79R17 (Build 856)

[Overview]
URL: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/attachments/photo-themes/49068d1372766862-flash-monarch1.jpg
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Creation date: 9/8/2011 13:48
Last modification: 7/2/2013 06:08
Make: NIKON CORPORATION (http://www.nikon.com)
Camera: NIKON D7000
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
Dimension: 960 x 1200 px (1.2 MP, 3:4)
Focal length: 200 mm (equiv. 300 mm)
Aperture: F11
Exposure time: 1/200" (-0.33 EV)
ISO speed rating: 200/24°
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Center-weighted average
White Balance: Auto
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected
 
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Sure! Nikon SB-900 flash used...

<img src="http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=49068"/>

I honestly don't know how to do that! I mean do you just let the flash go or do you Change settings or what? (I know how to change the manual settings on my D7000 but its just the flash I want to know the flash setting and how to do it)

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He sleeps with his damn camera, that's how.. :lmao: J/K
 

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Sure! Nikon SB-900 flash used...

<img src="http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/attachments/photo-themes/49068-flash-monarch1.jpg"/>

I honestly don't know how to do that! I mean do you just let the flash go or do you Change settings or what?

Thanks. Jack M'crystal Photography

Flash exposure is subject to the Aperture size, and the ISO used. Flash output is usually either TTL (through the lens metering) based, or set based on the distance and aperture desired. I started shooting back in the old days... when we had only Manual Flash.. and used GN (Guide Numbers) to calculate exposure. Basically a table showing what aperture to use at a given subject distance. If I remember correctly.. I had the flash in this shot set to either 1/8 or 1/4 power just for a bit of fill (makes the subject POP, really stand out)!

If you have other questions, please feel free to ask!
 

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Did you just take the photo and the flash did that automatically or did you change settings?

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It was shot in shutter priority at 1/000 second using spot metering. The flash was on a light stand near where the birds were feeding, possibly bounced through an umbrella (I don't remember now). I shot the Hummingbirds there several times and tried different things so I don't remember exactly what I did for this one. Some I used an umbrella, some I used a diffuser on the flash, some used two flashes. All had the flash set up near the feeder and used Commander mode on the camera to trigger it.
 

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Jack... I am going to post the links I sent you in a PM also... I think others may find them useful

Distance to the subject / Aperture (Guide Number table) (in manual mode)

Guide number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2007/12...ash-meter.html

Four Flash Photography Basics we must know - Guide Numbers


TTL will meter it automatically (but not always well) if you need to be fast on your feet.

The TTL Flash System

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through-the-lens_metering
 

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Joel Nisleit Photography | Colors of Hawaii | Kaanapali Sunset

I know; people prefer pictures. Well, then don't click on it. I don't post pictures in forums.

This is a simple setup with a 24-85, everything hand-held, flash off camera in hand, triggered with pop-up, ISO 400 @ f/16. I think the flash was on manual at about 1/16. I had the trusty SB-800. The key is exposing for the sky and using the flash to illuminate the foreground.

With knowledge of flash, you can do amazing things. But you have to understand it. The SB-700 is a great novice flash because it has nice controls and decent power and a lot of pro features. But it doesn't take an external battery pack. The SB-900 and 910 are simply too much for beginners unless the extra couple hundred is nothing to you. A more powerful or advanced flash won't help you if you don't know how to control it.
 
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I don't see a flash theme in the index, so I'll contribute. I generally don't like shooting with a flash, but when shooting for portraits it can be a bit of a must sometimes.


Jason &amp; Joss by R3d Baron, on Flickr


Joe by R3d Baron, on Flickr
 

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