Some Random Flash Shots

Posted by Scott

So I picked up some Nikon flashes last week and have been having a lot of fun with them. I got the SB-900 and its little brother, the SB-600. I’ve been running the 900 attached to the camera (D80) and have the 600 as a remote slave using Nikon CLS. Using the multiple flash setup has yielded some really great results (see this post for some examples) but even with just one flash attached directly to the camera I’ve found it’s pretty easy to get great shots.

Just thought I’d post some random shots I got playing around to illustrate how easy it is to get decent stuff using a good flash. I didn’t do all the post-processing stuff I usually do so you could see the raw output (save for the first one which I color filtered inside the camera). These were all shot with NEF RAW in adverse lighting conditions, most in very low incandescent light. As you can see, just the single flash was enough to fully light the scene and balance the color. If memory serves correct they were all taken with the SB-600 attached the camera. Also check out Alex’s post on the SB-600 for some other examples. As I work with the flashes more this week I will post more examples and info.

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Sonburn says:

June 30, 2009 at 1:34 am

Beautiful dog, may I ask the breed? Similar color as a Weimeraner, but the face looks different, wider… just because on the pillow? Anyway, thanks for the post.


NAVIS says:

June 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

Way to take a picture of a Canon with a Nikon haha.

If you ever get your hands on a DSLR with hd video, you should do a video of your studio. That would be pretty awesome. Start your own reality webisode.


Brian says:

June 30, 2009 at 8:38 am

Are you still looking at getting the HD Canon? Im really considering it here within the coming year. I currently own a Rebel Xti which is great, but the HD video and just the sheer bliss of picture quality is pretty much to hard to pass up.


Math says:

June 30, 2009 at 8:39 am

The fun start with these little “fun toy” when you realise every effect you can do with them without killing the photo lightning. (or adding elements?)

Best example i can give you (since everyone saw it) its Picasso painting a bull with a candle using slow exposure then at the end, flash pop from the left. Able to keep the drawing and Picasso together.

Same for car + car light trail during a night shot.. etc.. etc.. Flash is the love ! Day & Night… ya Day too. Soo usefull, cant work without a flash hehe

Peace, sorry for my english


JohnDUst says:

July 1, 2009 at 10:15 am

How do you get those awesome colors strait from your camera?
I always just messed with them in photoshop. Do you have some settings you could share?