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In this photography tutorial, you will learn How to Use the Fill Flash technique.
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Lisa Dickson: Hello! I am your host Liza Dickson and I am on set with John Ricard.
Today we are going to talk about lighting. Now you may think that lighting is not that importing but it is very important. It will make or break your shot.
Have you ever been in a situation were you captured a shot and it just didn’t look right? Is it even too dark or too light, or even much worst you just did not get that shot at all? Well we are going to show you how to get that perfect shot in less than nothing.
And what were trying to get right now is a picture of me and the background at the same time. Now right now, you can really see me but you can’t really see the background because the background looks too light. And a lot of times that is what happens when you take a picture, you see me but you do not see the background.
And other times the opposite happens. You see the background but you do not see me. So what we are going to do today is to show you how to take that picture on the background and see perfect me.
If you want that picture to look the way you want to look, me in the background, you cannot do it all at once, you have to do it step by step.
Step one I want you to pretend to take a picture of the background without me. Now we will use a Nikon D3 with 24 to 120 mm lens, but you can use any camera just as long as you know how to use it manually.
Our ISO is at 800 and our shutter is at 250, and we will adjust our aperture until you see a clear picture of the window.
Now, we are going to take a picture at F7.1, as you can see it is not clear. It is close but no cigar. But let us try at F8, as you can see it is too bright. Now let us try at F9, it is still too bright but we are getting close. Now let us try F13, as you can see the picture in the window looks perfect.
Now you might be thinking all you have to do is put it on F13 and take a shot of me in front of the window. Well that is not true. There is a little bit more to it. Right now I am going to show you what the photograph looks like at F13.
As you can see, the background looks great; but I’m too dark you can’t even see my face. Now, to fix that picture we need for me to look lighter because right now the background is fantastic at 250 and 13 and we do not want to change the background. To give me to look lighter we will need to use a flash and this is the flash that we want to use. We have attached the SB-800 unto this light stand, we taped it up today but you can attach it properly on your own time. And remember always have the flash in manual mode.
Now we are going to take a series of pictures, and we are going to start with the flash at its lowest power where each picture, we are going to raise the flash power. So this can be close to the perfect picture.
First let us start at 1/16 power, as you can see too dark. Let us try 1/8, a little bit better but still dark. Let us try 1/4, close but we can do a little bit better. Let us try 1/2, now as you can see this is the ticket. We can start taking pictures right now.
And that about wraps it up, and I am Lisa Dickson your host On the Set with John Ricard. And as I said before, to keep that picture in your head just take it step by step.
Vaneli: Hey, what is going on? This is Vaneli and I am at my first video shoot with my single and I am having a lot of fun.
John Ricard: Right, has it been good so far?
Vaneli: It’s been good so far.
John Ricard: How long has the day for you?
Vaneli: I have been here since 6 o’clock in the morning.
John Ricard: Wow. And it is about 8 pm now.
Vaneli: Something likes that. So I am very tired.
John Ricard: But thank you, we appreciate if you could give me like 5 minutes to get a few shots and I definitely appreciate that.
Vaneli: Thank you.
John Ricard: So we are shooting now. Okay I’m going to let you work it yourself for about 30 seconds and then I will give you a little bit of help with the posing. But first do what is comfortable to you. You can change each time. Make yourself as strong as you can. That’s it. Stay right there. Good, very nice there.
Okay that’s it I think we are good. Very, very nice. Thank you!