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Watch Flash Photography Tutorial - On The Bridge on YouTube

New video today on flash photography! These photos were taken during a flash photography class a few months back. I used one off camera flash as my main light on their faces and controlled my ambient exposure to get a good mix of flash and available light. Not sure how flash works? Check out this video on flash photography exposure. Keep Shooting!

On The Bridge On The Bridge by Cazillo, on Flickr

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+1 # thibault 2012-10-02 15:08
i do a lot of skatephotograph y, which is very tough to light properly, so how should i solve this problem:
when shooting in the day (or evening), flashes are often used to light up certain areas of the skater. for dramatic and other reasons. the problem is that with a shutterspeed slower than like 1/500 second, certain parts of the skater become blurred (not always wanted). high speed sync doesn't give me enough output to overpower the sun (with an sb900). f/22 can't darken the scene enough to use the flash as only lightscource and go to 1/320 as shutterspeed. where i could use the full power of the flash. maybe i could achieve this by using extra flashes and an ND filter on the camera, but losing too much sunlight isn't aestheticly pleasing most of the time.
so how would you handle this situation? being able to overpower the sun in certain areas without having to blur the image or completely knock out the light from the sun.
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+1 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-10-03 14:38
Do you have some sample photos we can discuss? This would make a great video. Email me...
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0 # carol rasmussen 2012-10-02 16:26
so very infomative and helpful. Did you have the flash on a stand and how high was it in relationship to the couple. Thanks so much for all your great videos. Great way to learn.
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-10-03 14:29
Yes it was on a stand about 2' above their heads pointing down.
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0 # joshua 2012-10-02 21:05
thank you Greg. very good tutorial. Looking forward to seeing more on flash.
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0 # Rush L. Workman 2012-10-02 22:08
Welcome back. Hope all is well. You and your expertise were missed
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0 # SaBe Majeen 2012-10-03 01:30
Are the trees directly behind the couple getting any flash? Also, I'm wondering if you have done post on the picture in terms od saturation....t hanks
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-10-03 14:28
Don't think so, no. They are pretty far behind the models.
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0 # John Findlay 2012-10-05 17:13
Greg, I went through the process to get the presets but they never were sent to me. I checked my spam folder as well and nothing. How can I get them?
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-10-18 12:02
Did you get yesterday's newsletter? If so there is a link in the bottom for them.
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0 # Christine Springer 2012-10-09 09:42
Thanks Greg :) Great video...
If it ever stops raining I'm going to try my glitter picture again-- with flash this time... I'm not letting a 3 year old throw glitter in my house :)
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0 # melvin 2012-10-17 17:57
Welcome back Greg. Hope all is well. You didnt say how you determined the flash power used. Did you guess and check the back of the camera or did you use a light meter.
Really looking forward to the tutorials on flash photography.
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2012-10-18 12:01
combo of camera screen and experience...
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