"5 Surefire Flash Tips, Cropped vs Full" - Digital Photography Podcast 385

Canon 6D Full Frame

This week on The Digital Story: 5 surefire flash tips, Photo Help Desk question of the week, more on new Aperture courses - All of this and more in today's photography podcast.

Story #1 - Five Surefire Flash Tips - I've been shooting in all kinds of lighting conditions lately, and I thought I'd share my favorite flash tips:

  1. People shots in bright, contrasty light fare better with fill flash.
  2. In Program mode, flash exposure compensation controls the light on the subject, and exposure compensation affects the background.
  3. Carry a white business card and rubber band to create an emergency kick light for bounce flash.
  4. Indoors, try manual mode with these settings: ISO 400, 1/15th, f/5.6. Adjust as needed.
  5. Hold the flash up with your left hand, the camera in your right, and use TTL wireless for communication.

Story #2 - Photo Help Desk Question of the Week: "Why move from a cropped sensor to a full frame DSLR?" I add more detail to the answer.

Story #3 - New Aperture Training coming your way. I've just completed "Portrait Retouching with Aperture" and "Enhancing Product Photography with Aperture," and they are fun! I explain why in the third story.

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