Thursday, March 10, 2011

High Speed Strobe Synch

It's been nearly a year since we last photographed these Burrowing owls.  Therisa learned something new that still has me shaking my head in disbelief, High Speed Strobe Synch!  With our Canon 430 EX Speedlite we can enable High Speed Synch and  synch higher than 1/250 sec.  We can strobe synch at any shutter speed! Wow, where have I been.? What a plus this is for moving subjects and being able to utilize faster shutter speeds with long lenses.

With this in mind we set out to photograph the diminutive Burrowing owls, knowing that we needed to get lower and closer.  It's frustrating to have good tripods that still don't go low enough.  Bean bags to the rescue!