Monday, June 21, 2010

Mermaid Parade 2010

Mermaid Parade 2010, originally uploaded by cisc1970.

This event was primarily shot using aperture priority at f8, using ISO 100. Auto ISO would activate if the shutter speed was slower than 1/60 of a sec.

The on board strobe was in Commander mode which triggered a handheld strobe off to the right of the subject. Most of the vertical photos had the onboard strobe firing to the left while the hand held strobe was on the right.

Strobes use more battery power & you may lose shots if you wait too long for them to recycle. You may need to engage your subject & take more time setting up your shot.

While walking it might be better to shoot at 1/250 of a second to prevent movement blur. At F8, it's going to demand higher ISO & brighter strobes. It might be easier to just open a full stop to get the shutter to freeze action. The summer is full of parades to get better.

1 comment:

iconjohn said...

Bring those mermaids on my boat!