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Need tips on outdoor photo - nearing golden hour
Kinda like this one.
(Edit): I could have had a lot more ambient light come in if I slowed my shutter down, but I wanted the sunset to really pop.
Gregory Cazillo wrote: My preferred method is to set your ambient light first on manual mode then add flash. That way you know your ambient settings are right and you can easily double check them by turning off the flash. If you can move the flash off camera that is best, just be aware of shadows from one person onto another with the flash.
What Erik said, and what Greg said are almost the same. And thats the way i do it too..
Good luck on this one.
P.s. I moved the topic to the right catagory.
Erin wrote: Just re-read Gregs post about taking flash off camera - I don't have a way to do that - other than to remove it and not use it at all. I'm sure there is an easy way for me to still use my external flash without having it mounted on the shoe. Stupid question though - did you mean to remove it completely and not use it? And only work with built in flash? I should be ashamed to ask this type of question, but I know I'm in the right place to learn! Thanks!
Using flash 'off camera' means that the flash is turned on and affecting the scene, except its not mounted to the hot shoe on the flash. Using only flash on camera is very limiting and removes shadows which make photos look great. Since you are very new to using flash watch my flash exposure video and get a good grasp on balancing the ambient light (room lighting, outdoor sun, etc) with your flash. That way your photos will have good exposure with some nice background color too instead of just the person in the foreground exposed properly and the background completely black.
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