Yet another flash assignment is due tomorrow. This time, it is the “blending” technique (also known as 2nd curtain sync). Its a great tool to have if you want to convey a sense of motion in a dark situation and still keep your main subjects in focus.
At first, I tried to shoot the Society for Creative Anachronism practicing in Peace Park. But, it was still a bit too light outside so the technique was not working too well. I tried shooting again this evening at the Cherry Street Artisan during their Latin Dance Night. This time, i think the technique worked a lot better. What do you think?
Tracy Ell, left, helps Matthew Schurwanz, right, practice a sword technique known as the “onside flat snap” Monday, April 20, 2009 at Peace Park in Columbia, MO. Both men are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group dedicated to re-creating 17th century European arts and skills.