User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  3
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Good basic desciption of exposure using aperture and Shutter speed with flash

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    15 Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Good basic desciption of exposure using aperture and Shutter speed with flash

    Found this description here for using your aperture and shutter speed to control exposure with flash (something until 5mins ago I hadn't gotten my head around)
    It's written in a way that anyone should be able to "get".

    Hope it's helpful for other newbies to flash!
    Constructive Criticism always welcome - it's the only way to learn!
    A selection of my photo's can be seen here

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Lower Hunter Valley
    Posts
    255
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeh, the linked information is kinda right ely.

    They somewhat skimmed over several issues;

    1) you can use a shutter speed slower than the flash sync. speed to allow more ambient light to record.

    2) the actual sync. speed has more to do with how the shutter curtains in the camera actually operate rather than any effect they have on controlling flash exposure.

    3) the use of a flash meter is worthwhile especially when using film but also if the digital photographer is unsure of, or in-experienced in, evaluating exposure and histograms.
    Last edited by Ray Heath; 23-10-2010 at 9:47pm.
    Ray

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    07 Apr 2009
    Location
    Maleny, Qld
    Posts
    423
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice article *bookmarked*
    i rarely use flash photography ..
    being as most of my shots are of wildlife/nature .. or storms ..
    where flash would either make no difference or scre the birds/animals away
    but knowing to adjust the aperture to get a better picture could come in handy.. as i progress into school photos when my kids are in auditoriums etc
    - Daz
    - Daz
    weathers good.. bird pics .... weathers bad .. storm pics..
    do or do not.. ...stop ya procrastinating!!!!
    Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS, EOS 300D, Canon EF 28-80mm 3.5-5.6 IV, Canon EF 35-70mm 3.5-4.5, Canon EF 50mm 1.8

  4. #4
    Ausphotography Addict
    Join Date
    07 May 2010
    Location
    Bruthen, East Gippsland
    Posts
    4,652
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just got myself a speed light, so this is a great article.
    Now to start practicing.
    Geoff
    Honesty is best policy.
    CC is always welcome
    Nikon D3000 ... Nikon D90... Nikon D700 Various lenses, Home studio equipment and all the associated stuff
    Flickr

  5. #5
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    15 Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another big help I have found is youtube and flickr.... if you search "setups" or "strobist" on flickr, there are a heap of people who share their lighting setups. Some of those you will find have very detailed information on their particular setup.

  6. #6
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    15 Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath View Post
    Yeh, the linked information is kinda right ely.

    They somewhat skimmed over several issues;

    1) you can use a shutter speed slower than the flash sync. speed to allow more ambient light to record.

    2) the actual sync. speed has more to do with how the shutter curtains in the camera actually operate rather than any effect they have on controlling flash exposure.

    3) the use of a flash meter is worthwhile especially when using film but also if the digital photographer is unsure of, or in-experienced in, evaluating exposure and histograms.
    I know it skims over some information - but from a beginners view point, it's basic enough to understand without getting too technical (I personally found sites overflowing with information like strobist, to be quite daunting - I have spent a fair amount of time in there and not come away understanding much more than I went in there for)

    Probably for me, I need to know WHY something works the way it does - not just be given numbers. Once i know WHY, I can then experiment and see for myself how it works. (if that makes sense)

    Gives us somewhere to start and then work onto more technical stuff
    Last edited by elyshiamadison; 29-10-2010 at 9:41am.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2009
    Location
    Northern Beaches, Sydney
    Posts
    2,338
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elyshiamadison View Post
    Another big help I have found is youtube and flickr.... if you search "setups" or "strobist" on flickr, there are a heap of people who share their lighting setups. Some of those you will find have very detailed information on their particular setup.
    One group that I find helpful along those lines is "S.U.M. (Setups Mandatory) Show us your lights!"

  8. #8
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    15 Sep 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That group is awesome - found that when I searched "lighting setup"

    I just wish there were more hours in the day, without the kids running around so I could pull my lights out! I just know one of them will knock them over if I do it when they're here.....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •