Serene HyperSync Engagement Shoot

© Olli Krause

© Olli Krause

 

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.

He writes:

“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.”

© Olli Krause

© Olli Krause

“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.”

© Olli Krause

© Olli Krause

 

© Olli Krause

© Olli Krause

 

© Olli Krause

© Olli Krause

 

See more of Olli’s work on his website, blog, and Flickr stream.

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!

All images and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Olli Krause, all rights reserved; story is ©PocketWizard. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or re-post elsewhere without written permission.

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6 Responses to “Serene HyperSync Engagement Shoot”

  1. Phil mello says:

    I love my pocket wizards.

  2. Norma Jean says:

    i bought the flex TT5 and mini TT1 and like them but having problems. I hope you can help :( ok I can shoot about 10 photos and it works great. All of a sudden, the pictures are dark. I can see through my view finder that my subject was lit up from the flash but when I view the photo in my camera it is completely dark as though i shot without flash. Im using a Nikon D7000 with a variety of lenses. Do you have any advice.
    thank you for any help.

    • Ron Egatz says:

      Hi, Norma Jean.

      Might be looking at something Nikon-related, as well. I shoot a D7000 as well and love it. What flashes are you shooting? How much time between shots? You are seeing the preflash for auto exposure while view through the viewfinder. I wonder if there is enough power in the flash for the actual shot. Please send your question to info@pocketwizard.com. Include as much shooting information as you can. Flashes, ISO setting, type of subjects and flash-subject distance, type of batteries, etc. This will help determine the root of the observation.

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