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Splash | by Michael Slear
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Electronic Flash or strobelight is the method of choice for most studio photography. Cooler temps than using old tungsten lights, predictable and portable, with varying modifiers they produce light that at the disposal of a photographer can be used with unlimited possibilities. Filling dark areas, emphasizing shape, revealing texture, creating atmosphere, all exploit light. One of the often used technique of strobes is to freeze action. The duration of a discharged flash is very brief, from 1/1000 to1/40000 of a second at the instant when the camera shutter is open. Camera shutter speed you will remember does not control the flash exposure. Here is a use of flash to freeze liquid. Timing of course is critical, and variations are unlimited. I kinda liked this one. Complimentary colors add to the favorable outcome of this shot!

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Taken on September 4, 2008