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STUDENT FLASH AND SLOW SHUTTER FLASH EXAMPLES

FLASH LECTURE NOTES • SLIDES •FLASH QUIZ

USING FILL FLASH (VIDEO)

DIGITAL FLASH ASSIGNMENT!
Shoot photos using two different camera flash techniques; "fill flash" & "flash-blur"
•You must shoot a minimum of 30 images and submit them on a proof sheet.

FLASH TECHNIQUE #1 "FILL FLASH"
•STEP 1 -Shoot "before" and "after" photos using "fill flash" to lighten shadows.
CAMERA SETTINGS FOR FILL FLASH
•Set your ISO to 100 (or if in shade you could use 200 ISO).
•Put the camera exposure setting on “P” mode or "AV" mode.
•Pick a high aperture number, such as f/16.


HOW TO SHOOT YOUR SUBJECTFOR FILL FLASH ASSIGNMENT
•Photograph your subject in a well-lit area (even backlit) outside, without using flash!
•Then use the pop-up flash by pressing the flash button on the side of the DSLR to raise the flash.
Keep your subject in the SAME SPOT AS YOUR FIRST PHOTO!
•Photograph them using the flash.

•Make sure you are about 5-feet or closer from your subject
•You will see evidence of direct on-camera fill-flash, which will lighten the shadows.
•Submit your fill flash assignment like the example below....


FLASH TECHNIQUE #2 -SLOW SHUTTER & FLASH (FLASH BLUR)

•The second example will be an image shot using a slow shutter speed and flash blur.

CAMERA EXPOSURE & MODE SETTINGS FOR FLASH-BLUR
•Set the ISO on 100.
•Use “AV,” mode on the camera.
•Pick a big number aperture like f/11 or f/16

CAMERA MENU SETTINGS FOR YOUR FLASH
•Go to: MENU >THEN SCROLL OVER TO THE FIRST RED CAMERA ICON.
•Scroll down to... FLASH CONTROL >BUILT-IN FLASH FUNC. SETTING
•Look for shutter sync. >set to 2nd curtain sync.
HOW TO SHOOT YOUR SUBJECT
•Put your subject in dim light, zoom the camera lens, or turn the camera, or shake the camera while you shoot using the flash.
•You should see evidence the flash with slow shutter speed -streaks of light in the background and the subject is correctly exposed.


Tips to help you with the slow shutter & flash/blur technique
•Make sure your subject is in a DIMLY LIT area with lights only in the background.
•Zoom the lens, or rotate the camera when you shoot.
•Be careful not to “drag” the background lights over your subject’s face!
•Get close to your subject! (only head and shoulders/torso –no feet!)
•Shoot a lot of photos of the slow shutter flash technique!

How to submit your flash photos:
•FILL FLASH IMAGES
•SUBMIT 2 PHOTOS ON 1 BACKGROUND -SEE THE EXAMPLE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE -YOUR PHOTOS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN THAT FORMAT.

•FLASH BLUR IMAGE •SUBMIT 1 PHOTO ON A BACKGROUND -SEE EXAMPLE IMMEDIATELY ABOVE -YOUR IMAGE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED LIKE THAT

Save your images as:
p#lastname_flash01
p#lastname_flash02
p#lastname_flash03 (this is for your proof sheet)


Put your two photos in the correct p#flash folder in the 206 Teacher server.