Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

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BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Hey all,

Last time I posted here most people enjoyed the content, so I thought I'd share a link to Episode 17 of my photography series I do on YouTube; this time the show is on Fill Flash.

As usual I shoot the stills with the E-3 and in this case used my FL-50. Video is shot with the E-P2. In the next episode I'll be doing a RAW vs. JPEG topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTDTpRwvtP0

Enjoy!

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Cynops Veteran Member • Posts: 6,119
Thanks,

Always useful for beginners - the basics are well explained.

I've bookmarked your youtube links, so i'll be able to send them accordingly.

Good effort !

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Bootstrap Forum Pro • Posts: 20,999
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Thanks.
A concise and simple presentation.

Bill Turner

Please do not copy or edit my photos without my permission.

OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Thanks,

Thank you! Glad you find it useful.

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OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Thank you for the comment!

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MrPicky Regular Member • Posts: 120
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Thank you for being so kind to share your videos. I post here sometimes to ask technical questions and it can be very difficult to get a response. To many people would rather talk about how many lense they have. Keep up the great work. Thank you.

OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

You're very welcome and thank you for your kind words! I shall do my best to keep it up!

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Pedal2Floor Senior Member • Posts: 1,268
Great Job!

These are the kind of videos I wish Oly would put on their website.

Great Job!

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OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Great Job!

Thank you! Ha, I know what you mean about their videos; emphasis a bit heavy on the marketing.

Imre.

Pedal2Floor wrote:

These are the kind of videos I wish Oly would put on their website.

Great Job!

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minh0204 Regular Member • Posts: 281
If you want to see good marketing,

Guess you should look at Nikon School series. Oops, I said it already.

Actually Joe McNally's series on CLS is nice, and it takes a tiny bit of change to adapt for the Oly system.

Mithandir Senior Member • Posts: 1,766
Well, not video but ...

http://www.olympusdigitalschool.com/
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birdwoman
birdwoman Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Thanks for the flash video; it was so timely for me as I am in the process of purchasing a Fl-50R. I spent the evening watching most of your other tutorials and found them very informative. I have very little knowledge of how an external flash works as I shoot birds with my 620 and 70-300 lens and shoot manually exposing for average gray which works great for me. I am wanting to do some indoor photography and feel like I am going to have to learn how to shoot all over again, using this flash. I am wondering if I can use the auto flash when shooting in manual mode. I am thinking, not, but don't know. I would hate to think that I have to figure lighting ouput and distance for each shot in this mode. Is this the way it works? I would never get a shot off, ha! Would I be better off to shoot in Aperture mode and put flash on automatic ? I have avoided this mode because I don't want my whites looking gray and my blacks looking light. I have looked at the manual for this flash and it just doesn't make sense to me. I have been shooting with my SLR for about a year now and still have a lot of questions. Any help would be appreciated.

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Thomas Kolenich Senior Member • Posts: 2,085
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Very nice. What is the link to the RAW vs JPEG video?

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OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Hi Tom,

Thank you! The RAW vs. JPEG video will be the upcoming episode, so at this time it's in production. Either this weekend or the next weekend after is when I'm hoping to complete it. I'll likely do a quick post in this forum when I've uploaded it.

Imre.

Thomas Kolenich wrote:

Very nice. What is the link to the RAW vs JPEG video?

Tom Kolenich
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dharma108 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,682
Great vid-informative-thanks for posting n/t

Cheers, Dharma

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OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Hello birdwoman,

Those are some great questions and I think you'll like the FL-50R. I have the prior version (without the R) and it's a really good flash!

Now I've also sent you an email, but here are some of my answers to your questions:

1. Yes you can use your flash in "Auto" mode... and to clarify, there's also a "TTL Auto" mode, but that's not the one I mean. In "Auto" mode, the FL-50 uses a little light sensor on it's front panel (that little silvery looking bit) to judge it's power output along with your aperture setting. So even though your camera is in full manual mode, you'll notice that as you adjust your aperture, the flash will indicate the change in it's range. On my E-3 though, I have noticed that the pictures are a tad under-exposed when I do this, so I either have to compensate by upping the flash power output, or us adjusting the shutter speed, aperture, or ISO.

2. You could certainly use Aperture Priority, which to some extent would help you get the overall exposure correct without too much guesswork. On my cam, again there is a little under-exposure, but you can use the flash power adjustment button to up the output... actually, quite similar to how the EV compensation works (that's the button with the "+ / -" sign on it). In addition, the FL-50 can be set so that you can turn one of the dials to push up the output on it. You do have to active the feature on the flash; hold down the mode button for a couple of seconds, turn the first dial (one on left) to the lightning bolt with + and - sign, and then use the second dial (one on right) to turn the feature on or off.

Hope that helps you a little and as mentioned, I also fired off an email to you.

Imre.

birdwoman wrote:

Thanks for the flash video; it was so timely for me as I am in the process of purchasing a Fl-50R. I spent the evening watching most of your other tutorials and found them very informative. I have very little knowledge of how an external flash works as I shoot birds with my 620 and 70-300 lens and shoot manually exposing for average gray which works great for me. I am wanting to do some indoor photography and feel like I am going to have to learn how to shoot all over again, using this flash. I am wondering if I can use the auto flash when shooting in manual mode. I am thinking, not, but don't know. I would hate to think that I have to figure lighting ouput and distance for each shot in this mode. Is this the way it works? I would never get a shot off, ha! Would I be better off to shoot in Aperture mode and put flash on automatic ? I have avoided this mode because I don't want my whites looking gray and my blacks looking light. I have looked at the manual for this flash and it just doesn't make sense to me. I have been shooting with my SLR for about a year now and still have a lot of questions. Any help would be appreciated.

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OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Great vid-informative-thanks for posting n/t

Glad you found it useful!

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OP BinaryGraphite Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Well, not video but ...

I keep forgetting that Oly has that! I signed up to get emails when they had new lessons but I haven't gotten any for a while. sigh

Imre.

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Scanlon Regular Member • Posts: 191
Re: Video About Fill Flash Uploaded

Imre,

Thanks for your reply to birdwoman. I had the same questions about manual mode (for the 50R), and the manual didn't help a whole lot. I have tried to find a good writeup on using this flash in M mode, but without success. You have provided some of the answers. The video was great- keep us the good work. I, too, have bookmarked the video.
Ron

birdwoman
birdwoman Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: Great vid-informative-thanks for posting n/t

Thanks Imre. for the info. It is good to know that I can use a manual shooting mode with the Fl-50R and still have auto flash. I am looking forward to your video on Raw vs Jpeg. I have replied to your e-mail.

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