Balancing Ambient with Flash: Shoot like a Pro
Duration: 39m | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720 30fps | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2ch | 684 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Balancing ambient light and flash is an art that can open a world of creative possibilities. People needlessly struggle to master this important photography discipline. In this course you'll learn the essentials to balance ambient with flash photography indoors.
Each time you take a flash photograph, you make two exposures at the same time. You're making an exposure of the ambient light, and an exposure of the flash's light. Whether you take this into account or not, it is happening every time. The ambient exposure is controlled by the f/stop and the shutter speed. The exposure of the flash's light is controlled only by the aperture and the flash power. The aperture controls how much light is let through the barrel of the lens and the flash power controls how much light is coming. Think about it, your flash fully discharge in 1/10,000 sec... at least the Paul C. Buff Einstein I use does. That means the light is fully discharged regardless of the shutter speed. Mixing ambient and flash to get a single, pleasing exposure is surprising easy when you learn a few, simple rules, tricks, and tips.