08/15/2012 1:00 PM EDT - Blending Flash & Ambient Light for Beautiful Outdoor Portraits

 

 

For many photographers from novice to professional, the concept of mixing flash and daylight in portrait photography is a subject that causes their blood to run cold! When forced to use flash in such conditions, the results are often barely acceptable snapshots with bright faces and no shape.

Join host Joe Brady in this Live Video Presentation sponsored by Sekonic as we take away the mystery of blending flash with ambient light. The combination of off-camera flash and a light meter to measure ambient and flash contributions will give you complete control to craft portraits your clients will love.



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Joe Brady, Well what can I say. Just got my new Sekonic L758DR-U and if It wasn't for Joe I might not have bought a Sekonic meter. But now that I... More
Joe Brady, Well what can I say. Just got my new Sekonic L758DR-U and if It wasn't for Joe I might not have bought a Sekonic meter. But now that I have It I will never go on a shoot without It. Thanks Joe Brady for your tips and Thank You Sekonic For a great meter! Close
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I just did my first for-pay outdoor senior portrait session. In preparation, I watched Joe Brady's tutorials on using the Sekonic meter with off came... More
I just did my first for-pay outdoor senior portrait session. In preparation, I watched Joe Brady's tutorials on using the Sekonic meter with off camera flash. Using Joe's recommended 30% flash contribution (calculated by my new-to-me Sekonic meter, I nailed the exposure 100 out of 100 shots and they were gorgeous pictures! Never have I made photos like that! Thanks, Joe! Close
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I have always used Canon gear and I had a Canon 580EX flash and an old Sekonic L-558 light meter. Both lying around in my home office, I used the flas... More
I have always used Canon gear and I had a Canon 580EX flash and an old Sekonic L-558 light meter. Both lying around in my home office, I used the flash occasionally with mixed results. I never used the light meter because it seemed too complicated. But recently I decided that I was going to learn to use them. So, I took and actually paid for a couple of online off camera flash courses. Worse money I ever spent. Both of these guys just took a picture, chimped, made an adjustment, took another picture, chimped, and made an adjustment, on and on. Nether guy even mentioned using a meter. That’s when I ran across one of Joe Brady's / Sekonic videos on YouTube and all the lights came on. Joe took a meter reading, setup the camera and one shot, perfect picture. No guessing, no chimping, just set up the equipment, meter and shoot. I now understand my flash and meter much better and am actually using them. I purchased a couple of the Pocket Wizard radio triggers and will be getting the Sekonic l-758 light meter soon. My off camera flash pictures have improved tremendously since finding Joe Brady's videos and webinars. Joe you are the greatest!!! Close
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I've had a flash for several yrs but used it very little. I hated the results in TTL they were seldom close to what I expected. One time underexposed ... More
I've had a flash for several yrs but used it very little. I hated the results in TTL they were seldom close to what I expected. One time underexposed another overexposed and never consistent. I was admittedly afraid of using manual flash until I saw your videos. I've watched this particular video 5 or 6 times each time learning more. I finally reached a point where I understood the one concept that kept escaping me How to arrive at a certain % of flash compared to ambient. Thanks so much for this and your other flash videos. Close
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I have just taken my first studio lighting class and now your videos are bringing it all together for me!! Thank you thank you thank you!
I have just taken my first studio lighting class and now your videos are bringing it all together for me!! Thank you thank you thank you! Close
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