Today is a big day. It’s the first official shoot that will become part of my Flash Fu book and DVD project. “Flash Fu” is my effort to use Speedlites to create virtually any type of lighting. And in turn, it will become an instructional process that will guide other photographers through the levels of complexity in using Speedlites…much like martial arts training where the easy stuff is white belt level and the true masters can handle the difficult techniques at the black belt level. Hence the “Fu” part.
Today’s shoot is black belt level. 🙂 I’ll be taking my team on location to shoot Urban Fashion with a model. The technique used today: mixing full sun, partial sun, and bounced ambient with speedlites — all in eTTL mode and controlled from camera using RadioPoppers and Av mode with exposure and flash exposure compensation to mix ambient and flash together. It should be a fun challenge! I’ll post images when they’re done.