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Technique: Canon 580EX II – MULTI mode | Stroboscopic flash

by Henry on December 17, 2010 · 1 comment

in Fun Pix, Photos, Technique

Today’s post will appeal to photographers and I will show you the setup of the photos in this post, using the Canon 580EX II’s Multi mode.

Equipment Used:

  • Light stand with reflector holder
  • Black background, or black foam core board
  • One 580EX II flash act as a slave, on a boom light stand
  • One  580EX II flash act as a master or Canon ST-E2 (the triggering device)
  • Sturdy Tripod

Lighting Diagram (because a picture is worth a thousand word):

  • Canon 5D Mark II, on tripod. Set to Manual mode: 1 sec shutter speed at aperture 7.1
  • Slave 580EX II, on boom arm stand overhead of subject. Set to lowest flash power output (1/128), at 10 flashes and 10hz
  • Another 580EX II on camera act as Master trigger unit. Set to not fire flash.
  • Black foam core board, on reflector stand

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