Mengenal Teknik Strobist

Get to know the Strobist Technique

The strobist technique is a shooting technique using an external flash with a flash that is not attached to the camera. There are many benefits you can get, such as giving dimension to your photos, unlike the internal flash which makes the photos flat and less attractive. Apart from that, you can place light more freely on the object of your photo.


Even though it has many benefits, you can try this strobist technique on a fairly affordable budget. So what equipment do you need?

1. External flash

You can check whether your flash has standard features such as manual mode for using the flash and  set flash power. Usually there are settings in full power mode 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, or 1/64. This feature can make it easier for you to get the desired results.

2. Flash sync speed

Usually, to determine the amount of light entering the camera sensor, we use the shutter speed. The average flash sync speed on a camera is 1/200-1/250s, which means that if you use an external flash and your shutter speed is higher than that number, such as 1/320, your flash light will not be captured by the camera. If there is any, the light in your photo will look dappled.

If you use a fairly new type of flash, it is usually equipped with a high speed sync mode so you can use a higher shutter speed and your flash light will still be captured by the camera.

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