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    I note that some people use the flash and some don't use a flash when taking dance photos at Vivo City. Can someone explain why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    I note that some people use the flash and some don't use a flash when taking dance photos at Vivo City. Can someone explain why?


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    Default Re: Flash or no flash

    It really depends on the lens and setting that you are using. Both have it's pros and cons.

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    ya, it depends on your lens, settings, the enviroment/condition (For e.g light source), and also what you want to achieve in your photo. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post


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    can't help but LOL...

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    If you don't want Flash Gordon to appear, then don't use flash. If you want him to appear, then you got to use the flash.
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post


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    lol, thats hilarious actually made me laugh out loud
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    I note that some people use the flash and some don't use a flash when taking dance photos at Vivo City. Can someone explain why?
    Some are not able to read their manual (about how to switch off flash) and some don't understand how and when to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Some are not able to read their manual (about how to switch off flash) and some don't understand how and when to use it.
    Sadly, I suspect this is the most accurate literal answer to the TS' question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post


    Hope this help.
    Luckily TS didn;t tile this thread 'How do I FLASHER?' Or 'When to use a Flasher?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post


    Hope this help.
    Ha Ha! Who doesn't know this?
    I'm here to learn.:flame:

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    Quote Originally Posted by akszaksz View Post
    ya, it depends on your lens, settings, the enviroment/condition (For e.g light source), and also what you want to achieve in your photo. =)
    Would you like to elaborate on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    Would you like to elaborate on this?
    Read up about
    - Flash as main source of light
    - Fill flash / Balancing ambient light and flash light
    - Directional light / Shadows / Backlight
    Main question remains: what do you want to capture? Then analyze your conditions and determine whether that fits your purpose or whether you need to bring in additional means in order to achieve the image you have in mind.
    Famous and often inquired example: shooting a person with sun / strong light in back. Dynamic range is too big. Proper exposure for face will overexpose the background, correct background exposure will result in dark face. Ergo: you need more light. That's where flash can be helpful - or reflectors.
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    i've got a qn abt flash (the one attached to the camera).

    when do i know what mode to use? wat kind of effects can the different mode produce?

    this qn arose when prev i used to think slow sync is for taking night shots where u want the subject to be lit up but yet still keeping the background. recently i saw someone on CS mentioning tht "rear" shld be the method for this, so i'm confused here

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    Quote Originally Posted by redname View Post
    i've got a qn abt flash (the one attached to the camera).

    when do i know what mode to use? wat kind of effects can the different mode produce?

    this qn arose when prev i used to think slow sync is for taking night shots where u want the subject to be lit up but yet still keeping the background. recently i saw someone on CS mentioning tht "rear" shld be the method for this, so i'm confused here
    when using slow shutter sync, the default setting is front curtain sync, so if your subject is still, there is no different between front curtain or rear curtain sync.

    but if your subject is moving, use rear curtain sync will yield better effect, cos the flash will fire prior shutter close, so the ambient light trail is at the rear of your moving subject instead of the front. but there is a catch, you need to practice when is the right moment to click the shutter, cos the flash will fire slightly slower when you depress the shutter release.
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    Thanks catchlights for enlightening TS (and me).

    Flash = light source. So if you want to manipulate an extra light source despite the ambient light, then you can use flash. But what can it achieve?

    - Lightens your object (and sometimes background)
    - Fills the shadow
    - Allows faster shutter speed to freeze the motion
    - Trains your muscle (if you are using external flash)
    - Might make you look more pro

    Quote Originally Posted by redname View Post
    this qn arose when prev i used to think slow sync is for taking night shots where u want the subject to be lit up but yet still keeping the background. recently i saw someone on CS mentioning tht "rear" shld be the method for this, so i'm confused here
    After thinking and reading for so long, have you tried to test in both modes? Some might prefer slow and some rear to achieve what they want, so you might read on the difference between these two modes and TRY on your own. Nothing speaks better than own experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancemania View Post
    Ha Ha! Who doesn't know this?
    hehe.. I bored yesterday.

    anyway, flash beside provide supplement light, it will also freeze moment, so it depends what effects the photographers are looking for.

    can use flash with higher shutter speed to have full freezing action shots
    can use flash with slow sync flash, so to have action freezing with light trails shots

    shoot slow shutter without using flash can have full motion blur shots...

    blar blar blar...... like I said earlier, depends on what the effect photographers looking for.
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    brw, some people don't use flash also can be...

    hate to use flash
    don't have flash
    don't know how to use flash
    got a awesome camera can shoot with si beh high ISO
    etc etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by szeping View Post

    After thinking and reading for so long, have you tried to test in both modes? Some might prefer slow and some rear to achieve what they want, so you might read on the difference between these two modes and TRY on your own. Nothing speaks better than own experience.
    no chance cause i only thought abt it last nite

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    Default Re: Flash or no flash

    [QUOTE=redname;....this qn arose when prev i used to think slow sync is for taking night shots where u want the subject to be lit up but yet still keeping the background. recently i saw someone on CS mentioning tht "rear" shld be the method for this, so i'm confused here[/QUOTE]

    Front and rear sync


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