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High Speed Sync Flash

July 16, 2017 Portraits  No comments

When using any kind of flash the shutter speed you can use is restricted to the maximum sync speed of your camera. Mine is 1/250s so I can't shoot any faster than this or else a black bar will appear over the image. To get around this I purchased a Godox XT32C 2.4G Wireless trigger for my Godox flash. This would allow me to sync with the flash at speeds up to 1/8000s.

Why use a higher shutter speed with flash? Using a higher shutter speed allows you to shoot in to very bright scenes e.g. a bright sky, sunrise or sunset. It's also allows you to use a smaller aperture, for example f2.8, to give a nice blurred background.

There have been a couple of really lovely evenings recently so I asked my son Cohan to help me test my new equipment. It took a little persuasion but he agreed.

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Lauren, Armagh Rose of Tralee Hopeful

May 20, 2017 Portraits  No comments

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting Lauren Carberry O'Neill who will be representing Mickey Kellys Bar Armagh in this years Rose of Tralee Armagh Heat. She is a family friend and my wife Aine initially contacted her to ask if she'd be interested in a photoshoot, she jumped at the chance.

At the time we were have great weather, warm and sunny so I suggested an evening shoot in Lurgan Park. This was suggested on Saturday and come Monday we were walking through the Park looking for locations. Lurgan Park is such a great place that it didn't take look to find a multitude of locations. 

With gorgeous light we were able to take some natural light shots as well as some with off-camera flash. As the light was dropping I suggested another location just on

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