Mixing Flash and Ambient Light Portion 1

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Chris Burfoot teaches how to mix Flash with ambient sunlight

  1. jkincaid6303
    jkincaid630306-27-2012

    Exceptional – technique very simply explained.

  2. RandhirB
    RandhirB06-27-2012

    The flash will freeze the bride, and the garden isn’t moving much, so won’t be a problem.

  3. takeme2urmac
    takeme2urmac06-27-2012

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very well explained. But I do have a question though ….. if I don’t have a Light Meter, will using the meter on my dslr be the same? And how would I know what Aperture/SS to start off with? Thanks again for informative tutorial. 🙂

  4. lp22hot
    lp22hot06-27-2012

    lol yes i agree!!

  5. prmass1
    prmass106-28-2012

    I am 3 years late…

  6. fotostock1
    fotostock106-28-2012

    Hey, I was thrilled to be able to get the answer right about lowering the shutter speed to brighten the ambient light. I’ve been reading Bryan Peterson’s excellent book ‘Understanding Flash Photography’, and it’s taught me a lot. Very clear, helpful video. If metronomic found it boring, why did he continue watching?

  7. metronomic1
    metronomic106-28-2012

    Most BORING tutorial ever.

  8. new25ash
    new25ash06-28-2012

    can’t you still get a sharp shot a lower than 60 of a second?

  9. Bomberz3
    Bomberz306-28-2012

    Good stuff! Normalize your audio…

  10. kenlor71
    kenlor7106-28-2012

    Perhaps turn up the gain on your sound input.

  11. syafiqzailan
    syafiqzailan06-28-2012

    its all about dynamic range!

  12. Pisces14ful
    Pisces14ful06-28-2012

    I could hardly hear you…

  13. TingRoger
    TingRoger06-28-2012

    Pardon me – uncle Fred here. I shoot with one and may be two flashes – assuming the subject is stationery during a wedding shoot – and with my system I can vary the power of each group on my camera. The challenge in this type of photography is where you place your flash(es) … as to the exposure, at least for me, varying it on my camera is a snap with TTL metering.

  14. agpyo06
    agpyo0606-28-2012

    Yes, it is more accurate than the light meter in your camera. Couple of quick points: The camera meter could be used in many different modes (spot metering, center-weight average, evaluative, partial) with dedicated lightmeters you can (not with all of them but with good ones): 1- Very accurate spot meter (more accurate than with the camera spot meter), incident light, reflected light (cameras only measure reflected light).
    you can also read ambient/flash ratio. hope this helped

  15. davidg1024
    davidg102406-28-2012

    I’m uncle Fred, but I would be using my Pentax Spotmatic and use available light. Although, I wouldn’t follow you around like a puppy because that would be rude. You are trying to run a business, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you punched me in the face. Instead, I would be taking candid photos. I love photos that capture real emotion. This is a very informative video. Does that light meter get a more accurate light reading then using the camera’s meter?

  16. chuda99
    chuda9906-28-2012

    This video is super informative. Thank you!

  17. ericamandaadventures
    ericamandaadventures06-28-2012

    Thanks so much! Great video! Very informative!

  18. Solarfactor
    Solarfactor06-28-2012

    Great vids.

  19. surferboy36O
    surferboy36O06-28-2012

    Wow, first serious video of photography I’ve ever seen! Excellent!

  20. timetotravel
    timetotravel06-28-2012

    great vid! very informitive and clealy presented.

  21. arg13415
    arg1341506-28-2012

    Now with photoshop, you might try a bracketed sequence with multiple exposure levels and then turning them into a high dynamic range photo to be cut down however you’d like later in post processing

  22. treeelee11
    treeelee1106-28-2012

    Thanks!

  23. ezrahumane
    ezrahumane06-28-2012

    Thank you! Im sure glade Im not uncle fred

  24. jzhao1688
    jzhao168806-28-2012

    Your videos are very helpfull and are one of the best flash videos on youtube.

    @jzhao1688

  25. fhqwghads
    fhqwghads06-28-2012

    He’s using an Elinchrom hotshoe remote trigger in one hand while holding the Sekonic in the other. It’s got a “Test” button that when pressed activates any flashes on that transmitter’s channel and group.

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