HSS Flash vs ND Filter | Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey



Long before we had high-speed sync (HSS) flash there were neutral density (ND) filters which achieved the same results but in a very different way. If your goal is to shoot shallow depth of field portraits on location during the day, then photographer Gavin Hoey has all the information you need to choose which technique will work best for you.

Gavin takes the same set of photos at the same location, twice. First-off he shoots with a 3 stop ND filter (and a 5 stop ND filter) to control the ambient light and keep it within in the flash sync speed limit of his Olympus camera. Then Gavin repeats the shoot using HSS flash and fast shutter speed. After the shoot, Gavin compares both sets of images and reviews his experience shooting old school ND against working with high tech HSS.

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0:00 Intro
1:11 Exposure Settings for ND filter
3:50 ND Filter – Shoot No.2
5:23 Exposure Settings for HSS flash
7:53 HSS flash – Shoot No.2
9:19 Edit and review
10:07 Outro and Subscribe

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