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When to use diffuser, reflector, fill flash and ND filter?

This question stems from the answers I received for another question "Is 35mm on a cropped sensor good for fashion photography?" I have been watching couple of videos where the photographer uses a ...
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Either background is overexposed or the foreground is underexposed. Are there possible solutions/approaches?

I use an Olympus EM-10 with a Panasonic Lumix MFT lens. No other accessories apart from the build in flash. I trained a situation in a restaurant to take a picture of the table inside with an outdoor ...
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Is a reflector a viable alternative for a fill-light in portraiture photography?

I'm in the process of creating, and refining, a highly portable portraiture "studio" set-up? I'm looking to lighten my load by using a portable reflector, instead of using a second fill-flash and ...
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Filling shadow when bright object present

I took this picture the other day and of course not satisfied with the subject being so underexposed. If I used flash (off-camera with bounce card, perhaps), I imagine, that poster would reflect a ...
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How do I correct overexposed fill-flash when shooting outdoors on a sunny day?

I'm trying to learn shooting with off-camera flash outdoors. I'm using a Yongnuo YN560 IV flash and YN560-TX transmitter. I'm shooting in Manual on bright, sunny day. I tried using flash as fill to ...
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What's the relationship between flash modes and flash power on the Sony NEX cameras?

The Sony NEX cameras [1] offer the following flash modes (pasting from the manual): Autoflash: Fires in dark environments or when shooting towards bright light. Fill-flash: Fires every time you ...
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Are there any guidelines on how to prevent the flash from overpowering the scene?

I know the technical aspects of controlling flash power: increase or decrease flash exposure compensation, and if that doesn't work, increase or decrease shutter speed, and use more flash power for ...
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If I have a Phottix Mitros+ and Odin trigger, what is my best option for on-camera fill flash that can still be a master?

So I am starting to confuse myself with all of the different transmitters and receivers. I was looking at the Yongnuo triggers and flashes but once I saw the Mitros+ and that it has built-in radio, it ...
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Can the YN-568EX be used as a commander for other 568EX flashes?

I see the 622 transceivers and 622 tx, but am I able to use a 568EX as an on camera fill flash and also control the 568EX that would be off camera?
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How can I set up an off camera flash using the reading from the light meter?

I want to be able to blend ambient light with fill in flash, using off camera flash in manual mode. I don't understand how to translate the information from the light meter into settings to input into ...
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What's the best equipment to use for off-camera fill-flash on location?

I want to be able to use off-camera fill in flash, but I'm not sure if my equipment is up to scratch. I have a Canon 550D camera and 430EX (MkI) speedlite. I can use E-TTL when the speedlight is on-...
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Can using a reflector or external flash soften harsh natural light, or just fill in shadows?

My question is much related to harsh light in natural light conditions. Suppose I am taking photos of a model 3/4. I know that when shooting during midday, when the sun is very vivid, because of its ...
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Taking a portrait with both the sun and model visible. How to use my flash? [duplicate]

I want to make a portrait with the sun to the side or behind the model. I have set the shutter speed to 1/4000. If I take the photo without flash, the model's face won't be bright. But the built in ...
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To get a main to fill lighting 3 to 1 ratio you divide your main f/ number by 3?

I have read this information off a popular Photography site ; I am confused because I tought that for a ratio of 3:1 you need to set your main light to say: f/8 and your fill only one full stop down, ...
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Rule of thumb for manual setting of flash for daylight fill? [duplicate]

I have a number of systems but have TTL flash only on one system. On another system, I use a non-TTL flash (generic) flash in either auto or manual mode. Past experience tells me that using a generic ...
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Can fill flash be used for both backlit and “frontlit” subjects?

I am having trouble computing this in my mind. My goal is to photograph a person in front of a bridge, during day time and during night time. I want the bridge to be in focus as well. So, I would use ...
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How do I adjust the amount of fill-in flash from the built-in flash of my Canon Rebel?

I have a Canon 450D/Rebel XSi. How do I adjust the amount of flash from the pop-up for fill-in flash?
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When to use different combinations of TTL/TTL-BL and Spot/Matrix metering?

I am trying to teach myself flash photography, and I am currently confused about metering modes. In what shooting conditions would each the following metering modes be best-suited? (And why do they ...
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Does a fill flash actually help bring out detail?

I posted another question which sparked a bit of a discussion in the comments. Basically, in a high contrast (high dynamic range) picture, if the difference in distance from the camera to the ...
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How do I manually calculate fill flash?

My main flash is a Nikon SB-24, used on a Nikon D200. Hence, iTTL doesn't work. I've had no issues using A-mode (the thyristor in the flash determines flash output) or M-mode (manual on the flash) ...
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How can I use wide aperture with fill flash?

I was working with an off-camera flash this weekend for some portraits of my son. I was shooting in medium sunlight (early morning, partly cloudy, w/ some shade), and I like the lighting control I ...
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What is a fill flash and how is it used?

What is the fill flash technique?
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How do I use gels to make my flash match the color of the ambient light?

When using fill flash to supplement ambient light, how do you determine the flash color that will match the ambient light?