Join Levi Sim for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right camera mode for your Speedlite, part of Flash Photography: Canon Speedlites.
- If you use P mode or Auto mode,…then all you have to do…is attach the speedlight to the camera,…power it on, and you're ready to shoot.…The camera communicates with the flash…and makes it the right brightness for your exposure settings…and the distance to your subject.…You can simply shoot in the mode you usually use…and the speedlight will work…to make the right amount of light.…I recommend Program mode or Aperture mode.…And the reason is because in Aperture Value and Program mode…you can adjust the brightness of the flash…to be right for you…and not just what the camera thinks is right.…
It's my experience that while the camera's settings…may be correct,…it's rarely artistic.…In Program and AV modes,…as well as Manual mode,…you can take control of the light…and make it look beautiful,…not merely correct.…Remember that the camera's goal…is to make everything even.…Not too bright and not too dark.…Furthermore, when you use Program or AV modes,…it's making decisions about brightness…every time you focus.…That means that if you shoot…
You'll also find out how to set up your Canon camera itself to make the most of the speedlight—one of the most liberating photography tools you can buy. Levi Sim helps you master the controls, including the camera and flash modes, flash modifiers, and accessories, and creative options offered by a speedlight: soft light, hard light, and bounced light. By the end of this course, you'll be able to make great light in any situation with your speedlight. If you don't have one yet, you'll understand just what model is best for your needs and what features you'll use the most.
- Why use a speedlight?
- Powering a speedlight
- Choosing the right camera mode
- Choosing the right flash modes
- Using flash modifiers
- Creating soft and hard light
- Accessing Commander mode
- Positioning the flash off camera
- Using an iTTL extension cord
- Extending battery life
- Controlling ambient light
- Using speedlights with third-party radio triggers
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Speedlites
2. Quick Start
Speedlite menus and controls4m 40s
3. Taking Control of a Speedlite
4. Controlling and Shaping the Light
5. The Camera as Commander
6. Using Off-Camera Flash
7. Shooting with Speedlites and Workflow Tips
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