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Shallow depth of field portraits look amazing but getting a good shot with flash is more tricky then you might think. Using flash technology like High Speed Sync (HSS) makes shooting wide open, whilst overpowering the ambient light, simple. In this video Gavin Hoey takes a more low tech approach and shows you how to shoot manual flash, in a bright home studio and still get portraits with amazing blurred backgrounds.

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Photos by Gavin Hoey

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