Freezing Motion and Balancing Light
Speedlights are so great. You can use them to light any scene. They are fast enough to freeze motion such as water drops or sugar. For trying to freeze motion with a speedlight it is important to remember that your shutter speed must be between 1/60 and 1/200 of a second. Any faster or slower than that and the speedlight will not work. For macro water drops it is also important to keep in mind you want a shallow depth of field. If you want more tips on water drop photography click here. As I talked about in my post about speedlights and portraits you can use speedlights to balance the light of a subject and the background. In order to do this you expose the photo for the background then use the speedlight to light up your subject. If you want tips on balancing the light click here.