Join Levi Sim for an in-depth discussion in this video Connecting a Speedlte to your camera, part of Flash Photography: Canon Speedlites.
- Let's get started by connecting…the speed light to the camera.…It connects on top of the camera…to this part called the hot shoe.…It's a hot shoe because it's electrified,…and I guess it's a shoe because it,…it fits really tightly.…The hot shoe is standard on all cameras and flashes.…Even flashes made 30 years ago will fit on your camera.…The camera may have a little plastic cover…sitting on the hot shoe to protect it…and keep it clean.…Just slide this off, and you'll see these…connection points underneath.…
The center point is standard, and that's…what makes that 30-year-old flash…work with you camera today.…New speed lights, however, have…a lot more connection points to 'em.…These pins stick down, and this is…what allows the camera and flash to communicate,…and that's what makes it cost a lot more…than the old ones, too.…These pins are where the intelligence happens.…You should keep these clean and take care…with them on your flash.…I wouldn't say that they're fragile,…but I would say they're very important.…
There are a lot of volts going…
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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