Freezing Water, Flash vs Continuous Light: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

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Freeze Action Photography with Flash: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: AdoramaTV One of the many uses of flash is its amazing power to stop action and freeze movement. In this episode of Take and Make Great Photography, Gavin Hoey explains how flash duration makes that possible and why it's different from shutter speed. Gavin then uses the freezing power of flash to shoot some amazing photos of water splashes and gives some simple tips on how to process them quickly in Photoshop. Related Products at Adorama: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera Body Kit Canon EOS 60D DSLR Black with EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Manual On-Camera Flash Vanguard Alta Pro 284 Carbon Tripod Universal Swivel Holder Flashpoint Pro Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand Check out Adorama's latest contest here for great prizes!: Like, share, and comment on the video below...let's get the conversation started! If you have questions, share them with us at:

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Simple Martini Splashes | Splash Photography Tutorial with Speedlights

Learn how to photograph splashes, in this photography #workphlo. More: Social links and 📷 equipment below.                        🔔 ↗️ ☕ Freezing motion is a powerful method to add magic to a composition, and splash photography takes advantage of this technique. By keeping our lighting setup low-power, we create a brief flash duration to freeze a splashing motion. Let me run you through my workphlo for how to photograph splashes with speedlights. Subscribe to workphlo Join the Facebook Group Follow workphlo's Instagram Follow workphlo's Facebook Follow Dustin's Facebook 🔧 Stripbox CAN: US: UK: DE: Stripbox Speedlight Adapter CAN: US: UK: DE: Wireless Shutter CAN: US: UK: DE: Light Stands CAN: US: UK: DE: Octabox CAN: US: UK: DE: Plexiglass Surface CAN: US: UK: DE: Yongnuo 560-IV Speedlight CAN: US: UK: DE: Yongnuo 560-TX Transmitter CAN: US: UK: DE: Tripod + Ball CAN: US: UK: DE: Large 5-in-1 Diffuser CAN: US: UK: DE: Small 5-in-1 Diffuser CAN: US: UK: DE: Clamps CAN: US: UK: DE: Background Stand CAN: US: UK: DE: Ni-MH Batteries CAN: US: UK: DE: 🙏 If you love watching my videos, consider tossing me a one-time tip:

High speed photography made easy & funny

I show you how too do amazing high-speed photos without flash or trigger. You don't really need any professional equipment. Blog Post: Facebook: Twitter: Subscribe to my News Letter and I will send you a free photography guide: The basis of high speed photography is not really that much different to that of normal photography the only real speciality is that the shutter is released at a very specific moment. Things like water splashing, bullets fired and yes glass breaking. Now don't expect to look cool whilst doing this, but you could end up with some awesome results. I put a wine glass filled with something on a table then tied a rock to a piece of string, swung it around my head (this is my bullet) and at the moment the rock hits the glass I would hit the shutter on my camera hoping to capture something. Amazingly it worked! The idea in high speed photography is to freeze time so its possible to see all the little intricacies of a specific moment. To do this there are a few settings you meet get right. 1. Fast shutter speed I had mine set to 1/1600 sec. I chose this speed as it allowed me to keep the moving elements sharp but if there was anything moving extremely fast they would get a little motion blur. I wanted this to keep the shot alive and having the feeling ov monition. As you can see the blur is minimal as to keep clarity to the image. 2. Correct depth of failed or F/stop Again this is a real artistic choice but there are some important things to remember. if the depth of field is too narrow you may end up with too much of the action in blur and therefore the image may not have focus. If you go for a super high depth of field you will need a plain background and maybe even a high powered strobe to compensate for light loss with a smaller aperture whole. For me I wanted the background to blur out as it was just fields so f4.5 was perfect for me. I was using a 105mm lens on a crop sensor so i was about 10 feet away from the class which helped to compress the background. 3. Low ISO To keep the sharpness the lower the ISO the better. I would have liked to go lower than 640 but for me the shutter speed and f'stop were the most important elements to this shoot. I actually like the gain in the final images. 4. Shutter release timing For me I was just guessing and taking a lot of photos. Although I have the Nikon D800 I shot this using my crop senior Nikon D300s because it has a higher frame rate of around 6 per second. I had the camera set to continuous shot mode (CH) so I could hit the release just before the stone hit the class in the hope that it would capture something. In the end the timing was not the big problem it was the act of hitting the glass with a stone. I seemed to spend a lot of time looking like an actual fool spinning a rock over my head. I really did look silly. I would definitely recommend you watching the 'Behind The Scenes' video of this one, its pretty silly. I think it is pretty awesome that you can hear the shutter firing and if you look closely you can see the mirror popping up in the lens. 5. Lighting I did absolutely nothing, not even a reflector. I literally use available light and set the camera to that. The lighting is really even as it was a cloudy day meaning there were no shadows or hard reflections. I would like to try this on a bright day as I think the differences will be dramatic. 6. Safety Now I'm not usually so bothered about this but as there was glass flying around I did discover some important things. - The rock is likely to fly off the end of the piece of string, mine did twice. I was reallyt luck it never hit my car which was parked behind the glass (you can see the set up in the video above). - Glass IS going to to everywhere. Mul;tuple time glass hit me and I was about 10 feet away. It cut my hand and my face from that distance. I am lucky it didn't go in my eye. So wear glasses. 7. Focus Make sure to focus you camera first by either hard pressing the release button or if you can set the camera to manual focus. Once the adjust is in focus just trust that the image will come out sharp. 8. What to put inside This is the fun bit and really the more creative the better. Liquids look amazing, as do powders, I used instant coffee. I would suggest going to an arts and craft shop and find things to fill your glasses. I only went to a supermarket and only had 5 glasses so I was limited. I do with the cookies one worked as I think it would have looked amazing. In the photo below you can see the rock just before it hit the glass, but after this it flow off the table hit my go pro (broke the stand) and made a mess.

Wet Portraits in the Studio: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey Adding a splash of water to your portraits is a fantastic way to create energy and originality to your portraits but in order to freeze water you'll need a little bit of technical knowhow. That's where photographer Gavin Hoey can help. Gavin will walk you through his lighting tips and tricks to get pin sharp splash portraits in his small home studio. Related Products at Adorama: Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Black rapid RS-7 Strap Sekonic L-308S Flashmate Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Ws Creative Collection Glow ParaPop 28" R Softbox Linco 8’ Light Stand Adorama Learning Center: Exposure Triangle in Practice Photos by Gavin Hoey Like, share, and comment on the video below...let's get the conversation started! If you have questions, please share them below.

Nothing stops movement like flash or does it? That's the question Gavin Hoey sets out to answer in this video.

Using a simple splash photography set up, Gavin compares two flashes and to constant lights to see which has the best action freezing ability in this specific set up.

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