Flash Photography Tips – Controlling ambient light through Shutter Speed when using speed light

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  1. Eddie Lalduhsaka

    thanks………

  2. PhotographersOnUTube

    Off camera flash photography for when you cannot bounce light off the ceiling.

  3. Eddie Lalduhsaka

    what will i do if the ceiling is too high for bouncing flash, like in a massive hall

  4. PhotographersOnUTube

    Reread what you wrote and get some sleep brother. Have a great day!

  5. that’s what i said. 🙂

  6. PhotographersOnUTube

    I’m not going to argue with you but you’re wrong. It’s not even science or technical stuff. It’s basic math. 125 is faster than 80.

  7. From 1/125th of a sec to 1/80th of a sec is not dropping, but increasing your shutter speed

  8. PhotographersOnUTube

    Thank you, Sandy. I’m glad you found the videos helpful. By the way you owe me some thumbs UP on my flash videos. 😛

  9. I just want to tell you I have been struggling with flash for months trying to learn the best way to shoot a wedding. I would go back and forth with TTL and TTLBL and it just wouldn’t stick in my brain until….your videos and explaining how much easier it is in manual. Thank you for making something that sounds so complicated into simplicity!!

  10. Really great explanation! I learn a lot from your vids! TY!

  11. PhotographersOnUTube

    Whatever my regular flash exposure is.. it works. I’ve shot as low as 1/60 and froze the motion with no problem at all.

  12. What about when your subject is moving, like a wedding reception where everyone is dancing. Does your flash need to be at a certain power to stop action? Ive taken photos with flashing hoping to stop movement with no luck. Any help?

  13. PhotographersOnUTube

    Try my facebook page as well. Youtube doesn’t allow to post links and limits on character.

  14. PhotographersOnUTube

    If you want the entire card to be very sharp then you need to do focus stacking. It’s not an easy process for a beginner and an expensive setup as well for anyone just starting out. You can google focus stacking and it would give you an idea. OR you can try using high f/stop value like f/11 and use tripod so there is no camera shake. Just make sure you have good light. Difficult thing to photograph.

  15. : Hi – I am photographing cards and i need to showcase their details. Thanks!

  16. PhotographersOnUTube

    Thanks! What kind of object are we talking? You could set up a tripod and that solves the slow shutter issue. You can try multiple exposures and see which ones you like the best. Also, it depends on what you’re looking for. Sometimes flash can ruin an image if you’re looking for a very warm look with amber tone in the picture.

  17. Thanks for your tips! I take photos of still life so this has help a lot. I got really confused between aperture, shutter speed, ISO… it has started to make more sense. Any tips on shooting still objects in dim light. I usually shoot my stuff at night due to time constraints. Thanks!

  18. PhotographersOnUTube

    The link is in the description. Just click on it. You’re going to need a speedlight if you’re shooting indoors.

  19. pls can u give me a link to your facebook page. i’m a makeup artist & i got the camera to make my work more presentable. but i’m not getting the settings right with makeup (esp on black skin like mine). is there any way u can guide me. i have a gig in 2 days and i’m scared i won’t get the best shots.

  20. PhotographersOnUTube

    My pleasure! Don’t forget to watch the composition video. It’s packed with a lot of info.

  21. PhotographersOnUTube

    That’s great. I actually wanted to be in the Year Book club but my schedule was so tight that I couldn’t’ squeeze another class. I was taking extra classes to make a good impression on the college. But back then I obviously knew nothing about photography. Now it’s a different story.

  22. PhotographersOnUTube

    That’s great. Just make sure you watch all the tutorials. Most people don’t dedicate themselves to even watch 1 video a week to catch up. Well, they’re better off taking pictures in auto mode. Photography is not difficult and if you watch the videos and follow the posts on facebook, you’ll do just fine.

  23. Thank You so much, i just got a D90 & was opportuned to stumble across your channel and i must say that it has helped me a great deal. Im more confident now because im a lot more acquainted with all the important features. Thanks a lot!!

  24. I am always learning a lot! Thank-you so much.

  25. love the vids man just starting as a yearbook photographer at my school and youve helped me to become alot more comfortable with my D90 thanks soo much