Originally Posted by daalanis
Thats cool, i've been wanting to get a shot like that but background always comes out too dark. Oh well practice practice practice i guess.
There's a little bit of thinking that goes into a shot like this. Try it out. First meter your background as if you want a properly exposed picture, I used my camera meter for this. Make sure your background is within the flash sync speed of your camera. Adjust the f/stop if you need to. Then add a strobe to the mix. On a cloudy day it doesn't take much light from the strobe to make it work. Now set the shutter speed to be slightly darker/faster than the background meter reading but still within your flash sync speed.
Okay now go practice.
Originally Posted by jford
Did you desaturate the background, or is that the result of your flash relative to the ambient light level. Whichever, it looks REALLY nice.
Thanks for sharing.
Didn't need to desaturate the background. It was naturally this gray at the time it was shot. The ambient light was dull in color while the strobe gave her more saturated color.