Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Flash exposure compensation, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
The flash on your camera has a range of about ten to twelve feet.…Beyond that your flash simply won't have any effect on your image, but within…that range, moving your camera and its flash closer or farther from your subject…will result in more or less flash illumination on that subject.…That should be pretty intuitive.…Put the flash right in someone's face and they might end up with too much light on them.…Flash exposure compensation is a way of controlling how much like the flash puts out.…by dialing a negative flash exposure compensation, you can reduce the intensity…of the flash to go from the something like this to something like this.…
There are two ways to dial flash exposure compensation into the 5100.…First, I can push and hold the Flash mode button, the same one that I used to…pop up the flash, and then I can press and hold the Exposure Compensation button…and you can see my Flash Exposure Compensation display lights up right here.…Now I just turn the dial, and I can dial in whatever I want.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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