Hennie van Heerden's Wildlife Diary

May 7, 2010

Strobist workshop

Filed under: May — Hennie van Heerden @ 8:34 am

Went to a strobist workshop today given by one of the most enthusiastic (flash) photographer’s I know, Bram Jonker. Has absolutely nothing to do with wildlife photography but I need it for an assignment I work on at the moment and learned some very interesting things! Did you know that your camera is set to calculate, or rather translate colors (contrasts) from the basis of 18% grey? I didn’t! Did some interesting tests:

    

These are pictures with the camera set on automatic program, no manual adjustments, without flash, maximum aperture of f4 of respectively a black wall, a white wall and a grey wall indoors. Notice anything weird?

  

Then the same but with use of flash. No manual adjustments, just shoot at f4; Same sequence, black wall, white wall, grey wall.  
Learned to play around with the camera’s settings to get the right exposure! That was really interesting.

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