How to Balance Ambient Light and Flash in Photography


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Balancing ambient light and flash

Every scene you will shoot will have some form of ambient light in it unless you're shooting in a studio working exclusively with lights that you're in complete control of. Most of us, though, shoot in the real world where there is always some kind of light source around, sunlight, a table lamp, an overhead light. If these weren't around we'd be you know, bumping into things. More importantly, without ambient light, we'd never see the scene before us. And so we'd never be inpsired to take a picture of it. So, I'm standing here in some ambient light. I'm not standing here in a lot of ambient light. Though, I'm too dark.

You can't see me. So at this point if you were to take a picture of me, you'd probably go, I need to use my flash. And so, you would turn your flash on and take the picture and hit me with a bunch of flash. We're going to simulate that right now. Not with a flash but with a spot light. We want to slow down this process of taking a flash pict...

Balancing ambient light and flash
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