Tip of the Day: How to Use Flash for Night Portraits

Taking a portrait at night can be tricky, even with flash. Digital Photography School explains how to make it work. Here’s the first step:Set Your CameraYou want to shoot on TV with your shutter speed at 1/10-1/30, and your ISO set to somewhere between 200-400. If you have Canon speed lights on ETTL, your flash will automatically adjust itself for the light necessary to compensate for the lack of exposure as set by your camera.Click here to read the rest.

Taking a portrait at night can be tricky, even with flash.  Digital Photography School explains how to make it work.

Here’s the first step:

Set Your Camera

You want to shoot on TV with your shutter speed at 1/10-1/30, and your ISO set to somewhere between 200-400. If you have Canon speed lights on ETTL, your flash will automatically adjust itself for the light necessary to compensate for the lack of exposure as set by your camera.

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