Flash And Slash Photography Technique

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Have you ever found yourself in a crappy low light situation but you still want to shoot a dynamic image? Old photo journalists use the technique called flash and slash to do this.

It's simply a long(ish) exposure with a flash at the end with movement of your camera.

In this way you get a sharp frozen motion and a nice motion blur in the same image.

To use the flash and slash do the following:

  • Use rear curtain sync (flash happens at the end of the exposure)
  • Low ISO
  • High fstop
  • Hong(ish) exposure

Happy Shooting!

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