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calcifer

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* first post *

 

Hello all,

 

Hoping someone can please check my maths on this.

 

I'm new to guide numbers but not new to photography. But my only experience using my SB700 is about 4 years ago, I did some kitchen tabletop splashtography with my Camera Axe. B)

 

So, now I'm hoping to do something a bit more outdoorsy and photograph a waterfall and gorge near my house at night.

 

The subject distance is about 150 meters, and I'll be using F8.

 

So, (if I understand this correctly) GN = 150 x 8

 

or 1200m @ ISO 100.

 

Is this correct? Is there a flash available that has a GN this high?

 

Thank you.



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This project is doable, if youy have nearly unlimited funds and access to a stadium light rig to mount about 20 1200J studio strobes. You will have to rethink and shoot in available light, perhaps with some lightpainting thrown in.



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Yep... Light painting is your best bet here.

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I agree with the suggestions from Merco_61 and dcbear78. You can check Coast flashlights. I bought HP7 a few years ago and it has a beam distance of 226 meters and I think it can be used in you case.



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calcifer

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Thank you everyone for your great suggestions. Was I correct in that calculation?

 

If it's light painting required, I could use my torch:

 

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A friend of mine photographed about a quarter of an aircraft carrier deck. He used several GREAT BIG old fashioned flash bulbs.







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