Advanced Techniques Class: Blending Assignment

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?

blog_20090420_bl_schrj_0168_edit1Tracy 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.

blog_200904222_bl_schrj_0052_edit1Van Beasley, left, practices her salsa dancing skills with Elmo Overton, right, during Latin Dance Night at the Cherry Street Artisan in Columbia, MO Wednesday, April 22, 2009.


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