Monthly Archives: November 2008

Controlling dynamic range with flash photography, part 2

In part one, I demonstrated how to add light to reduce the overall dynamic range of a scene.  In this part, I’ll try and demonstrate how aperture and shutter speed combine to control exposure of the ambient light and light from the strobe. In the shots above, aperture and shutter speed combine to control the […]

Los Angeles Strobist meet-up and model shoot on December 7, 2008

It’s time again for another Los Angeles Strobist meet-up.  This time we’ll be on location (i.e. outside) at Cheviot Hills Park. These meet-ups are an opportunity for photographers to learn from each other, socialize and play with some neat gear. It is also a great opportunity for experienced models and stylists to update their portfolios […]

Controlling dynamic range with flash photography, part 1

One of the problems shooting in broad daylight is having enought dynamic range to capture both the highlights and the shadows in the scene.  Unfortunately, our cameras (film or digital) aren’t capable of capturing all that information at once. Typically, you would decide do you shoot to keep details in the highlight areas, shadow areas, […]