How to use Flash to Supplement Ambient Light in Photography


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Using flash to supplement ambient light

Alright, we've dragged Stephen out here to the edge of this cliff to take a picture of him. It's a great shot, a, a great spot to take a nice portrait of someone doing something. I've got this incredible background. I've got the Pacific ocean back there and these beautiful cliffs so, I'm just going to do a little bit of shooting here. I'm in program mode, there's no reason to get fancy here. The camera should be able to handle this. I'm shooting fairly wide-angled because he's got this, big thing stuck to the front of his head. And this is what I got. It looks pretty good. The exposure's very even. The camera has done a good job of metering the background.

The oceans is well-exposed. He's well-exposed. There's really nothing wrong technically with this picture, it's just not quite right. He's a little bit lost in that background. I need more attention focused on him. So I'm going to do a variation, actually I'm going to do the same thing but f...

Using flash to supplement ambient light
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Using flash to supplement ambient light provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Flash

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