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Stroboscopic Technique lysander Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 82 W: 50 N: 87] (776)::2009-11-16 2:03
hi fellow trekkers,
can anyone please teach me how to deal with stroboscopic tehnique, im a canon user i only have my 430exII flash as far as i know is essential to this type of technique...
is there anything else required for this? (tripod, off flash trigger or something etc...)
whats the camera/flash settings?

your kind response regarding this matter is highly appreciated.

regard,
alex
Re: Stroboscopic Technique MarkVogel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 40] (750)::2010-03-13 12:21
Hi Alex,

There is a lot of info on the internet, go to google and type STROBIST and you wil find a lot of usefull info about strobist fotography.
Also info about reguirements.

greetz

Mark
Re: Stroboscopic Technique jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 26 N: 808] (9456)::2010-07-28 13:31
Hi Alex,
I am really keen on water droplet photography and the basic technique is to have a fairly long shutter speed ie 2-3 sec in a darkened room and then use the flash to freeze that action. The flash must be set on minimum power which reduces the duration of the flash, sometimes you can achieve 1/20,000 sec
You can trigger the flash manually but to get consistent results you need a flash trigger. I have sound trigger from Quaketronics which will activate when you pop balloons or smash light bulbs - it cost about US$120
But to do water droplet photography consistently you need an infra-red trigger - ie when the droplet passes the beam it triggers the flash.
These units are available from Stopshot and everything is fully programmable - I won't tell you the price in case my wife reads this.
Hope this helps, you don't need the gadgets just take lots and lots of shots and its amazing how good you can get - there are a few strobist shots in my gallery
cheers
Jack