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    Achieving the Star effect.

    I am taking some photos this afternoon of my son and his partner before the school formal.

    I was thinking about what I could do, and I had a thought that I could sit them in the back of the car, climb in the front and pop a flash through the rear window.

    What would be the best aperture to achieve the star effect with that flash from out side. I was thinking maybe f11 - f16 ?

    I will be using the 430 EXII on a stand, zoomed to 105mm to get a smaller light source and probably drop the power down to around 1/4.

    I know this is very last minute, any advice in next hour would be greatly appreciated
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    Hi, f16 and smaller for pronounced starbursts is recommended!
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    just wondering, howd it go? did u manage to get the star burst?

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    Thanks zolo

    Yeah I did in a fashion, I went f11 and being a bit rushed for time I got one that looked ok and had to move on.

    I will post a pic later in the appropriate area

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