Chris Burfoot teaches how to mix Flash with ambient sunlight
Categories: Green Screen Video Tutorials Tags: ambient, Flash, Light, Mixing, Portion
Exceptional – technique very simply explained.
The flash will freeze the bride, and the garden isn’t moving much, so won’t be a problem.
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. 🙂
lol yes i agree!!
I am 3 years late…
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?
Most BORING tutorial ever.
can’t you still get a sharp shot a lower than 60 of a second?
Good stuff! Normalize your audio…
Perhaps turn up the gain on your sound input.
its all about dynamic range!
I could hardly hear you…
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.
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
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?
This video is super informative. Thank you!
Thanks so much! Great video! Very informative!
Wow, first serious video of photography I’ve ever seen! Excellent!
great vid! very informitive and clealy presented.
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
Thank you! Im sure glade Im not uncle fred
Your videos are very helpfull and are one of the best flash videos on youtube.
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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