Lighting Tutorial: TTL Flash and the Setting Sun by Jay P. Morgan

4/23/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

This is the last video tutorial shared by Jay P. Morgan on YouTube about how to balance TTL flash and the setting sun:

When I light for an image, I have to control where the light is placed and on the camera is rarely a choice for me. Today, we are shooting a swordsman in front of a sunset on location in Los Angeles. We are going to take a look at how to get a TTL flash off the camera and also how to balance it with a setting sun.

I am using a Canon TTL 600ex and a Strobies Pro-Flash TLi-C. This gives me two light sources that I can get away from the camera, with the help of my PocketWizards. I will put the Canon 600 flash on a PocketWizard Flex TT5 and mount it to a Photoflex Octodome. I will set this flash to zone A for my key light to the right of camera. The Strobies flash will go on a second Flex TT5 set to zone B. This will be my rim light.

I am shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III and will use a Tamron 24-70mm lens. I will put the PocketWizard Mini TTi and the AC3 Zone Controller on the camera to control the two flashes. After I set both flashed to Manuel, the zone controller will allow me to change the power on each strobe head from the unit on the camera. 

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