Serene HyperSync Engagement Shoot
HyperSync is great for freezing super fast action but it can also be used to help create a totally different style of photography. If you like the look of the super smooth, creamy backgrounds that you can get shooting at a wide aperture AND want to photograph outside in the sun, then this trick is for you!
You can use HyperSync to ratchet up your shutter speed, allowing you to keep your aperture wide open, even while using flash in bright sunlight.
Olli Krause, a German photographer, did just that on a recent fun and casual engagement shoot. Instead of relying on ND filters, which he was worried might cause lens flare, he used HyperSync on his FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 to give him the aperture he wanted.
“HyperSync is a nice and easy way to get around the X-Sync time of your camera and put the control of the light back into your hands. Shooting with up to 1/8000 sec and a wide open aperture around f/2 is lots of fun.”
“I’m very impressed with the FlexTT5 and HyperSync because while I initially thought that this functionality would only work with high-end flash gear, I used my Jinbei DC1200 and it worked perfectly. This is amazing and it offers so many possibilities to enthusiast photographers such as myself.”
If you are interested in incorporating HyperSync into your portrait work, make sure to update your radios. In the latest beta we have made significant improvements to HyperSync performance which means you can reliably shoot at speeds up to 1/8000th with ease. Visit the PocketWizard Beta Lab to find out how to download the latest firmware.
Have you tried this technique? Post a link in the comments below!
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