Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Fill flash in priority or manual modes, part of Foundations of Photography: Flash.
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…As you should already know, priority modes on your camera…give you the option to control either shutter speed or aperture.…In shutter priority mode, you can select the shutter speed you want, and…the camera will automatically choose the…corresponding aperture that yields a good exposure.…Aperture priority does the opposite.…Choose an aperture and it'll calculate a shutter speed for you.…These modes still do this when you're shooting with a…flash but there are some caveats to be aware of.…First of all,…in a shutter priority mode, your shutter speed range…will be limited by the flash sync of the camera.…
If your camera has a flashing speed of say one two hundredth of a second, then…you won't be able to choose a shutter…speed faster than that speed in shutter priority mode.…It simply won't be an option.…Normally of course, you use shutter speed to gain motion stopping power.…However with a flash picture, the flash itself, will do a pretty…good job of freezing motion, as long as that motion isn't too fast.…So when you're shooting with a flash, your shutter speed choice…
Fortunately, it isn't difficult to get great results from flash, and in this course, photographer, author, and teacher Ben Long details the concepts and techniques behind effective lighting with flash. Ben starts with fundamentals that build on exposure principles taught in other installments of Foundations of Photography—simple techniques that improve the results from a camera's built-in flash. He then focuses on fill flash techniques and on using flash as a key light. The course also explores topics ranging from bouncing and syncing flash to shooting with one or more off-camera flash units.
- How flash works
- Balancing ambient light and flash
- Understanding flash ranges and modes
- When to use fill flash
- Using an external flash
- Bouncing flash to improve light
- Building up multiple flash images
- Purchasing a flash