Why I love small flashes to shoot outdoors

I used to always use natural light outdoors, and I still often do, but now that I have started using a small flash off camera I find my images "pop" more and I am able to capture images in all types of difficult lighting situations.

The images here are both back-lit by the sun creating a nice definition, the one of her leaping was captured at a shutter speed of 250 but I metered for the background. Thus, the background exposure is correct and I can also capture the leap clearly!

Without the flash, both of these images would've been difficult to impossible!

Photo credits: Nancy Ziller.

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April 30, 2010


One more useful hint.
I suppose it also helps as fill in flashes.

March 17, 2010


Very sportive lady! Thanks for telling us your flashing technique.

March 17, 2010


Very nice!!

March 17, 2010


ummm well done

March 17, 2010


very impressive!

March 17, 2010


Well done ;)

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