Flash Street Photography

Updated on January 17, 2018 in Photography
7 on July 15, 2017

How many of you guys use flash for your street photos? For those of you who use manual flash settings, how do you guys go about finding the right exposure before photographing? Here’s some of my examples.

 
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1 on July 19, 2017

SEcond one looks good. My suggestion, shoot more head-on, not from side. 

on August 12, 2017

Thanks for your reply! I’ll keep that in mind. I saw him last minute so didnt have much time

 

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1 on August 14, 2017

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 use a lot of flash, mostly just TTL settings, and camera settings depend on the mood I want to set. If I go for a dark mood I expose for no ambient light, so a low ISO, high F stop and fast shutter speed, settings depend on lighting conditions. So for example F11 on ISO 200 and a shutter speed of higher than 1/500 on a sunny day.

Example with the Ricoh GR on F16 and automatic shutter speed selection, I used snap focus here: 

If it’s nighttime I mostly just go for 1/40th on F8 and ISO 1600, just to get some light from the streets

And if I go for a more evenly lit picture, just follow the metering on the camera, TTL flash will balance the flash, here on the Nikon D700:

on January 9, 2018

Hey! Haven’t checked the forum in a long time. I really like these shots! Appreciate the advice!

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0 on August 15, 2017

Yes, especially during the winter months, when it gets dark early.

 

 

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0 on January 17, 2018

Ive done it only once so far..recently, at night. I felt excited and jittery afterwards because the idea has always scared me to do it. I got a couple of ok pictures and a couple more that i thought would look good do not imo, I think im trying it again soon especially as its winter and a days shooting ends in darkness while im still in the city.

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0 on January 17, 2018

i use a vivitar 283 and a nikon sync cable sc17. actually both my 283s work ok on my 5D (and all my cameras) even though the trigger voltage can be a gamble in theory.

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