Hi all - this is my first real question on Wetpixel, and it probably seems pretty dumb to experienced u/w photographers. It's been knocking around in my head for a few years since I started thinking about getting a u/w still rig. Let's say I'm shooting aperture priority at a given ISO. What I'm wondering is, given that my camera determines a proper shutter speed based on that aperture and the available light, why does an u/w photo still come out when a bright strobe flashes - i.e., contributes a sudden burst of light far greater than the available light? It seems like if a shutter speed was determined based on available light, wouldn't the photo be overexposed due to additional light contributed by the strobe flash? Or, does something occur within the camera/strobe system to make an instantaneous adjustment to compensate for the flash?
A related question has to do with white balanance. If I've determined a proper white balance based on available light, why doesn't a strobe flash totally mess that up and ruin the color in a photo?
Thanks in advance for any expertise you all have on this. I'm hoping the answer will help me understand the internal workings of a camera/strobe system better.
Edited by Sea Lion, 11 January 2014 - 05:28 PM.