brain-teaser: that balance between flash + ambient light
With everyone’s response to the two recent articles,
- bouncing on-camera flash in manual mode, and
- TTL bounce flash at wedding receptions,
I thought these two images made for an interesting comparison and discussion.
Both were taken with TTL bounce flash, and the same camera settings. (1/160 @ f/4.5 @ 1600 ISO). Both are JPGs generated from the edited RAW files. Yet, they look very different in how the flash and ambient light appear to be balanced.
Let’s hear some discussion and ideas. (A hint: the answer isn’t complicated.)
Entries are now closed ( Nov 26, 2012)
To keep it interesting, I’m offering an incentive to participate in the challenge: An individual tutoring session (1 hr) via Skype each for two people who will be picked from the replies here.
The two entries that will be picked:
– One person from those that figure it out correctly;
– along with one other person who responds to this post, whether their reply is correct or not.
(The only restriction is those who win the tutoring session, need to be fluent in English.)
We’ll let this run until Monday, Nov 26th.
Edited to add:
After reading the first 50 entries, I want to nudge the discussion towards the light:
- I mentioned at the start that I used the same camera settings. I didn’t change the camera settings, nor the exposure mode of the camera.
- my flash was bounced in exactly the same way for both images. I didn’t change the angle. I didn’t change my light modifier.
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