Saturday, January 27, 2007

Fun with flash

Although it looks like it was taken in controlled studio conditions, this shot was actually taken out in the field at a relatively chaotic Flower Bazaar in Putrajaya. This ginger flower bud was actually part of a float used in a flower parade. This shot was taken while holding an SB-600 flash just out of frame, triggered by my Nikon D200's built-in flash, which also did double duty by providing a bit of fill-in light from the front. The one thing I love about modern Nikon DSLRs is the amazing level of built-in wireless flash control -- with the D200, you can simply hold a flashgun off-camera and still have the ability to control the flash output level or leave it on automatic and get perfect TTL flash autoexposure. Nikon D200, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8

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