Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the built-in flash on the Canon 7D Mark II, part of Canon 7D Mark II: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- [Voiceover] One of the features of the 7D Mark II…that's a little bit unique among digital SLRs is…that it includes a built-in flash, or a pop-up flash,…as it's often called.…You do have, of course, a hotshoe so that you can mount…a traditional flash unit onto the camera,…but we can pop up the flash using a button…on the side of the camera if we need…to supplement a shot with flash.…I have a little setup here that could use…a little bit of flash.…I have some flowers in the background…as well as another flower in the foreground,…so I'd like to add a little bit of illumination…to that foreground subject, mostly just to fill in…some of the darker shadow detail.…
So, I can press the button to pop up that flash,…but that's just giving me a very basic flash setting.…I've already established basic exposure settings…that will work well for the scene.…I just want to add flash to the equation.…I'll go ahead and activate my live-view display,…just take a look at the overall setting.…Everything looks good there,…and so I'll trigger an exposure.…
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer