Mixing Flash and Ambient Light Portion 1


Chris Burfoot teaches how to mix Flash with ambient sunlight

  1. jkincaid6303

    Exceptional – technique very simply explained.

  2. RandhirB

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

  3. takeme2urmac

    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

    lol yes i agree!!

  5. prmass1

    I am 3 years late…

  6. fotostock1

    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

    Most BORING tutorial ever.

  8. new25ash

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

  9. Bomberz3

    Good stuff! Normalize your audio…

  10. kenlor71

    Perhaps turn up the gain on your sound input.

  11. syafiqzailan

    its all about dynamic range!

  12. Pisces14ful

    I could hardly hear you…

  13. TingRoger

    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

    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

    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

    This video is super informative. Thank you!

  17. ericamandaadventures

    Thanks so much! Great video! Very informative!

  18. Solarfactor

    Great vids.

  19. surferboy36O

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

  20. timetotravel

    great vid! very informitive and clealy presented.

  21. arg13415

    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

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  23. ezrahumane

    Thank you! Im sure glade Im not uncle fred

  24. jzhao1688

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


  25. fhqwghads

    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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