Off-camera flash done two ways. Find out which style might work best for you!
When adding light to your portraits, it’s clear that off-camera flash produces the most natural and beautiful results. The question that remains is how to best control the flash. Should you use your camera’s TTL metering system or is it best to take control and go full manual?
In this video Webinar presented by PocketWizard, guest photographer Rick Sammon joins host Joe Brady as they do an environmental portrait shoot using both methods. Rick is a master at making TTL off-camera flash easy and effective while Joe prefers full manual control for consistency and repeatability.
Which style is best for you?
Join us for this friendly battle between Rick and Joe as they each show their process for controlling off-camera flash for environmental portraits. Take advantage of the live chat as Rick and Joe will take your questions and discuss the features and benefits of each style. You may choose one side or the other, or perhaps even combine both – but whichever way you decide, this will be a fun and informative presentation!
Date: 11 July 2013
Time: 1:00pm EDT
Title: To TTL or Not to TTL?
Presenters: Joe Brady and Rick Sammon
Archived Webinar: http://www.pocketwizard.com/videos/education/webinar20
FREE LIVE VIDEO SEMINAR
Join special guest Rick Sammon and host Joe Brady for an educational online seminar on creating spectacular portraits with just your camera, a single off-camera flash, and a pair of PocketWizard TTL radio triggers. Elite photographer Rick Sammon will be live in-studio to demonstrate his impressive techniques and answer your questions. Join us Tuesday, June 19th, for this free broadcast sponsored by PocketWizard.
Originally shown live, here’s the recorded, archived version of this Webinar, complete with sample photographs.
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Rick Sammon is a shooter we’ve admired for a long time. Last week he posted a great how-to article on his blog. Fashion Week Day 2: Try the KIS Lighting Technique has some serious gems regarding off-camera flash. Sammon details how he augmented the sun with his Cannon Speedlight 580EX II triggered by a PocketWizard.
Sammon includes the following gems, which we quote directly.
- The closer the light, the softer the light.
- The larger the light, the softer the light.
- For a softer light, don’t aim the light directly at the subject. Rather, feather it (tilt it away from the subject) so that the light “spills” onto the subject.
Great post, Rick!
Rick is currently working on an iOS app called Light It!, which is about, of course, lighting, and should be available in September. Always a source of great information, tips, and examples of great off-camera flash, don’t miss the regular posts to Sammon’s blog.
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