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FLASHPOINT R2 PRO MARK II TRANSMITTER -OVERVIEW
USING THE UMBRELLA & SPEEDLIGHT FOR OFF-CAMERA LIGHTING
•We will be using your umbrella & speedlight combinaiton for this "remote" flash assignment.
We will do a hands-on tutorial in the studio -attaching the umbrella & flash to a lightstand & using the remote & off-camera flash to light your subject.
WHAT TO DO: Use your umbrella & off-camera flash to light your subject.
•Shoot a minimum of 20 photos in 2 different locations using off-camera flash and umbrella to create two portraits.
•Adust the power of the flash for good subject exposure & adjust the shutter speed to increase/decrease the background light.
OPTIONS FOR THIS SHOOT
•You can use the ubrella indoors or outdoors -but if you choose to shoot indoors, one shot must be on location -away from the studio!
•You can also choose which type umbrella technique you use -either bouncing the flash into the ubrella, or removing the black covering, turning the umbrella around and shooting the flash "through" the umbrella (see below).
TIPS -FOR SHOOTING OUTDOORS:
•Be very careful if it is a breezy day, so that the umbrella doesn't turn your lighting setup into a kite...
•If using the umbrella outside, shooting in open shade works well.
•First, pick the power of your flash setting and set your f/stop for that setting. •Then increase/decrease your shutter speed to add more or less ambient light.
•In the example below, the flash was kept at 1/32 power, and the shutter speed was adjusted one stop faster to make the available light (background light) just a little darker than the light coming from the flash.
Original camera meter reading:
ISO 200 •aperture f/5.6 • shutter speed 1/60th
Camera & flash settings for this photo:
ISO 200 • flash Manual @1/32th power • aperture f/5.6 • shutter speed 1/125th
TIPS FOR SHOOTING INDOORS
•Increase your ISO (like 400 or 800)
•Open up your lens to a wide aperture, like f/2.8 or f/3.5
•You can slow down your shutter speed to bring up the ambient light, but if your shutter speed gets too slow, you will need to use a tripod to avoid blur from camera shake.
•Move your subject away from the wall or background, to avoid your subject's shadow being thrown onto the background from the flash.
•You can use the shoot-through umbrella technique, but bouncing the flash into the umbrella may give you a little more control of the "spill" onto the background from the umbrella.
•In the example below the flash power was kept at 1/64th power, and the shutter speed was adjusted to add a little background light (ambient light).
ISO 400 • aperture f/3.5 • shutter speed 1/20th • flash Manual @ 1/64th power
In this photo
the window blinds and studio door were opened to provide some "available light" but they had minimal effect on the exposure. I slowed the shutter speed down to 1/20th sec., to allow some ambient light in the background, but any slower and I would have needed to use a tripod to avoid camera shake
WHAT TO SUBMIT: submit 2 images, using an umbrella in two situations, either outside or inside and a 20 image proofsheet in the "Umbrella Flash" Google Classroom assignment folder.