Adding Flash in an Ambient/Outdoor Shoot

In the first few years of becoming a photographer I stayed away from flash outdoors because I didn’t understand how to use it. Then one day I was photographing a high school football players’ individual posed shot for a sports pack and had a “happy accident” where I accidentally increased my shutter speed on my old Hasselblad while using a Vivitar 285 speedlight on top of the prism viewfinder, set to Blue/f8. The result was magic.

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