Existing Ambient Light in Potential Home Studio Space

Started May 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Don89 Senior Member • Posts: 1,435
Re: Existing Ambient Light in Potential Home Studio Space

Like KG Bruce said. Take a test shot and see.

I had a client who was concerned his factory would bring too much ambient light in and influence the flash photos. I simply turned off all the flash units and shot a few frames of the setup and also turned around and shot the factory floor at the settings I was using for the shoot.

No light showed at the shutter speed and aperture I was using for the flash photography.

You could try 1/200 and 1/250 second light at f8 and see if ambient shines through. Test again from 1/60 through 1/250 at f8, then again at f5.6, 2.8... until you see the ambient. You'll see the limits and influence of ambient to your arrangements. Some ambient might be acceptable - depends on your needs. Also - ambient only might look good too - depending again on your setup.

f-stop controls your flash and shutter speed controls ambient.

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