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One Light… One Beach… Bts Photography Behind The Scenes

One Light… One Beach… Bts Photography Behind The Scenes

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Behind the Scenes of a Strobist on location photoshoot with Conceptual Photographer, Ben Sant of BTS Photography. We go out to the shores of the Great Salt Lake to shoot 3 looks with just one speedlight coupled to one umbrella. You dont need thousands in gear to get studio quality lighting.

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  1. @YIMMA996TT I don’t ever think I’ll be able to afford a set of Profoto
    lights. I do have a set of Elinchrom Quadras that I cautiously bought after
    shooting strictly with speed lights for several years and only after my
    business was stable enough to justify it. I love the cybersyncs. They are
    affordable, reliable, and have a build quality that suits my needs.

  2. I’m sorry to be nasty to you. I actually have cybersyncs and they are
    pretty awesome. I just got pocket wizards and am really wondering why. Also
    love the elinchroms. Great choice. You work is pretty good with
    speedlights. Must be awesome with quadras.

  3. @lbanzphotography I used non-pro glass in this one: Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Nikon
    55-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Settings varied as the light was constantly changing. I
    can say that during the bright daylight, I was shooting at or slightly
    faster than sync speed. As the sun dropped, I opened up my aperture and
    slowed my shutter until I reached the point to where it was too dangerous
    to get sharp images, which I then bumped my ISO as the last resort.

  4. Working with just a single flash gu is fantastic when you are on vacation. You should make more videos with a single flash gun. I love your tutorial but it would be great if you have add in the setting to that we can understand more about your shots. Great job !!!

  5. Hello Ben, I just want you to know that your work is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to make such great tutorials! Also for answering questions. Many photographers hate to share their secrets, Thank you for being one who likes to share!

  6. If I expose for the ambient light, my shutter speed would drop way down low. what aperture and shutter speed ISO do you use for a situation just after the golden hour ?

  7. As it get’s darker and you have slowed your shutter to the point to where you can no longer get a tact sharp image (for me this is around 1/60), I then start slowly increasing my ISO as necessary to keep my shutter speed usable. I also open my aperture and turn down my flash power as the aperture will directly affect the flash’s quantity when we are shooting within the confines of sync speed.
    Every shoot and location is different, so there is no baseline settings I use.

  8. Glad I found your vids! Great and easy to understand explinations. You should make a learning DVD! Keep the vids up! Thanks for taking the time to make them!

  9. what light stand, umbrella and umbrella adapter are you using ? i wish to buy these now that i got a flash but do not not what to buy because of many difference prices on the market! i am a student so my budget is a little bit restricted ! hope you can help me and keep up the good work 🙂

  10. For light weight Mono Lights and Speedlights, I use Manfrotto 327B Stands. I also use Manfrotto Swivel Adapter 026. Avoid the plastic ones by Photoflex. For the student, they make all in one kits that comes with everything except the flash. Check out mpex . com / strobist

  11. Awesome Video man, straight to the point. You also talked about what you were doing thank you!! BUT do you mind if I ask what lens you are using. I’m on a limited budget and all I have is the 50mm and 70-300mm. The quality on the 300mm is….not sharp at all (sony) What lens were you using and what lens do you recommend to get as a sharp and versatile tool?

  12. As crazy as it sounds, this is the single most important video that got me into off camera flash a couple years ago. My business and I have grown a lot since then!

    I need to thank you for your videos, while few in number, have influenced me than you can think and I owe you a lot.

    Thanks again,
    Erik

  13. As crazy as it sounds, this is the single most important video that got me into off camera flash a couple years ago. My business and I have grown a lot since then!

    I need to thank you for your videos, while few in number, have influenced me than you can think and I owe you a lot.

    Thanks again,
    Erik

  14. Awesome Video man, straight to the point. You also talked about what you were doing thank you!! BUT do you mind if I ask what lens you are using. I’m on a limited budget and all I have is the 50mm and 70-300mm. The quality on the 300mm is….not sharp at all (sony) What lens were you using and what lens do you recommend to get as a sharp and versatile tool?

  15. For light weight Mono Lights and Speedlights, I use Manfrotto 327B Stands. I also use Manfrotto Swivel Adapter 026. Avoid the plastic ones by Photoflex. For the student, they make all in one kits that comes with everything except the flash. Check out mpex . com / strobist

  16. what light stand, umbrella and umbrella adapter are you using ? i wish to buy these now that i got a flash but do not not what to buy because of many difference prices on the market! i am a student so my budget is a little bit restricted ! hope you can help me and keep up the good work 🙂

  17. Glad I found your vids! Great and easy to understand explinations. You should make a learning DVD! Keep the vids up! Thanks for taking the time to make them!

  18. As it get’s darker and you have slowed your shutter to the point to where you can no longer get a tact sharp image (for me this is around 1/60), I then start slowly increasing my ISO as necessary to keep my shutter speed usable. I also open my aperture and turn down my flash power as the aperture will directly affect the flash’s quantity when we are shooting within the confines of sync speed.
    Every shoot and location is different, so there is no baseline settings I use.

  19. If I expose for the ambient light, my shutter speed would drop way down low. what aperture and shutter speed ISO do you use for a situation just after the golden hour ?

  20. Hello Ben, I just want you to know that your work is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to make such great tutorials! Also for answering questions. Many photographers hate to share their secrets, Thank you for being one who likes to share!

  21. Working with just a single flash gu is fantastic when you are on vacation. You should make more videos with a single flash gun. I love your tutorial but it would be great if you have add in the setting to that we can understand more about your shots. Great job !!!

  22. I know this is a newbie question but when you say that you are "stopped down" does that meant that you are closing your aperture down a couple of stops?  Or are you increasing your shutter speed? Sorry, I’m a little new to photography.

  23. great video! Do you use Rosco filters on speedlites? It just depends on preferability and style choice but in sunset photos I have used autumn colored filters to match the color tones of the sunset rather than 5600k midday light.

  24. I used normal front cutain sync. My experience with Rear Curtain syncing is usually dedicated to freezing subjects in motion where ghosting is visible and desired to show motion, but you want the blur in the right direction that the subject is moving in rather than backwards.

  25. I’ve used Rosco and Lee. For Speedlights, I prefer the Lee Sample Pack as they are just the right size for a speedlight/flash head. They cost me 1.00 dollar for the entire pack

  26. Spot Metering all the time. The poor built in relfective meter is already trying to mix/meter everything to a 18% grey which in high dynamic range or big ratio areas, is pretty much useless. I point and meter the best I can with spot metering.

  27. What size speedlight did you use here? I am trying to get into using off camera flash with external diffusers and umbrellas. I have a nikon d7000 with a sb-600 speed light,do you think I could capture close to what you did ?Also what are you using for remote trigger?thanks

  28. Any old Speedlight will do as long as it has an adjustable power setting and a Sync Port for connecting your radio receivers. Radio Triggers were Paul C Buff Cyber Syncs

  29. Question: when u are exposing for the ambient, and knowing u will use the flash as fill, are u using the „in camera“ meter to stop down 2 stops of light by speeding up the SHUTTER speed, or by stopping down the apperture (closing it down)? Thanks…does it even matter? I was guessing that if u wanted the orange colors from the ambient, that we expose for that by staying around 1.250 (due to syc speed..even though d70 can do it…lol)
    Thanks

  30. Question: when u are exposing for the ambient, and knowing u will use the flash as fill, are u using the „in camera“ meter to stop down 2 stops of light by speeding up the SHUTTER speed, or by stopping down the apperture (closing it down)? Thanks…does it even matter? I was guessing that if u wanted the orange colors from the ambient, that we expose for that by staying around 1.250 (due to syc speed..even though d70 can do it…lol)
    Thanks

  31. Generally a good guideline to follow is that within the confines of sync speed, the shutter controls ambient exposure and the aperture controls flash exposure. The camera’s built in reflective meter cannot measure flash exposure, so I use it as general guideline to meter for ambient expsosure.

  32. I have a speedlite, but I dont think it has a sync port, but it does have a hotshoe connector. Are there flash trigger recievers available that have a hotshoe mount on them instead of using wires to connect it?

  33. Thanx man.. I will come back and watch this video. Now I know where to start. I can take my flash from my camera and set it on a stand with an umbrella. Now I dont have to rush and get a strobe light like everyone else. But when i do i can sync it with my flash. U save me a lot of „now money“ and confusion by keepin it simple. Subscribing…

  34. Thanks for this video. I was researching umbrella and light stand set ups and came across this video.This was exactly what I was looking for. I have a beach shoot planned next weekend at sunrise, and although I have an external flash, I lack the resources to diffuse the light when on location. Looks like this set up will serve my purposes well.

  35. What if you want to drop the ambient by two stops for more dramatic background, would it be best to start with Tv 125 so that you have the lattitude to stop down to 200 or 250 depending on sync speed of the camera? For example, I would start with the camera set to Tv 125 and let it find the Av for an Ambient Exposure, then set to Manual, with a Shutter of 125 and an Aperture of whatever the camera used in Tv mode and adjust from there as desired for effect. Right? Wrong?

  36. Ben, I would like to say that your tutorials are very informative. I have a canon 50D, camera and just recently purchased a canon speed light 430ex ii. I am looking at purchasing some umbrellas and am looking at a speedlite transmitter. I just wanted your opinion on any of these items?

  37. Great lesson it could be helpful if you gave a little more info on flash power , and shutter , and f stops just as a guide but all the same great tutorial

  38. Thanks for the feedback John! I appreciate you taking the time to write in. I have gone back and forth on whether to post lower third titles on my exact camera settings, in which some of my videos do have them. I run into the problem where many viewers will „dial in“ the exact settings posted and bombard my inbox when their images don’t match the examples in the video. In my most recent videos, I have been describing my settings verbally in effort to convey the theory versus provide a recipe.

  39. Using these simple techniques could help enthusiasts achieve truly beautiful images! Thanks for sharing…Could these same results be achieved by using a 10-year old Canon 20D, a Canon Speedlight flash and a 50mm f1.4 USM lens though?

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  41. Thank you Ben …I just purchase an umbrella for my SB910 and I wan’t convince about it because I’m a beginner and I just have that one flash!! Although I’m still learning it could help me if you put a title with the iso speed that u used in your shootings, I think I learn better if I seeing it than hearing it ,

  42. Hey Ben – am in England and really liking your no-nonsense but knowledgeable approach. I’ve watched several of your vids now and 1.) they have given me some ideas and 2.) I have learnt several things from you. So thanks for that. Mark Stretch

  43. Hello Ben,
    first of all congratulations on your video tutorials, they’re great!

    I have two questions for you, hope you could help me:

    1) Which ISO do you usually set in such situations, in order to get both a good light on the model and a nice low ambient light?

    2) What’s the difference between using a light diffusing umbrella (like in this video) or a reflecting umbrella (like in many of your other videos)?

    Thank you very much!

  44. I like your videos, some are very informative. I was just wondering why
    didn’t you use „high speed sync“ on your flash instead of having to crop
    your photo?

  45. Really appreciate what you do and the fact you share it with others, it is
    the most important thing and even if the studio or equipments are not the
    more expensive one results and creativity are the plus that no one can buy.
    Setting up something as you have done should be supported by anyone.
    Ciao from Italy.

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