Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Rules + new HUMAN TRAFFIC images (kind of) WAS Dogme95 etc
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 09:53:58 -0500

on 5/1/01 1:10 am, Tim Atherton at wrote:

> I think he means leaving the shutter open and popping the flash when the
> picture is just right?

No, not quite though that would be cool. I simply set the flash to auto at
f/11 or f/16, set the aperture on the Rolly to that, use an incident meter
to figure out what shutter speed the ambient light would require at that
stop, and use a shutter speed a stop higher so that the ambient exposure is
one stop under (sometimes two). In sunlight I would reverse the balance so
the flash exposure is one or two stops under.
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Johnny Deadman