Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with manual flash, part of Foundations of Photography: Flash.
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…If you have been this whole course, you've been seeing me shoot with Ashley for…a while now and hopefully by now you have seen that she is very good.…I have been so preoccupied with doing my thing that I haven't…had a chance to really talk to her or give her any direction.…Every time I shoot a shot, she is giving me something else which is great.…And, and yet I am getting frustrated because I…am thinking, well, I have got this great model…here but I am, I am spending all my…time Thinking about flash and so on and so forth.…I also…don't know if you've noticed, but before I take every shot, I'm having…to look up here to make sure that it's pointed in the right direction.…
Because again, it's very easy when you're working off camera to do…something like this and your flash is off pointing in some wonky direction.…So I'm tired of doing this. My arm's getting tired.…I'm feeling like it's distracting.…The main thing is, it's keeping me from connecting with my model.…If Ashley and I could actually work together, we…
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