Speed Adds Drama {71/365}

Played around with shutter speed a bit today. Shutter speed controls the amount of light that is let in.  The slower the speed, the more light;  the faster the speed, the less light.

I wanted yet another low-key dramatic portrait.  Subject: Well, me, as I was standing there doing nothing.

I used one speedlite camera left and in line with my shoulder to give me a short, split light.  The room was actually brightly lit!  I used a 500th of a second shutter speed to only allow the light from the bright speedlite to enter the camera.  The relatively dimmer room lights weren't fast enough to make it.

Canon 85mm 1.2L - f5.6 @500th 50iso