Flash Tutorials: How To Fix Locked Exposure | Altura Photo | Video Tutorial

Flash Tutorials: How To Fix Locked Exposure | Altura Photo | Video Tutorial


Hello again, Izzy at Digital Goja
showrooms. Well, you stepped up your game and you now have a brand spanking new
DSLR and you’ve noticed that the built-in flash just isn’t cutting it for
you, so you now actually went ahead and pulled the trigger and got yourself an
external professional flash, like the Altura E-TTL for Canon and the Altura Pro
series APC 958 X for Canon, but you’re having issues with the settings and you
can’t change the setting something’s going on. Well, let’s take a closer look. If this
video helps you out remember hit me up with a like button
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as this and to share with fellow photographers. And don’t forget, when in
Miami, visit me at Digital Goja showrooms. So here we have one of the more popular
rebel cameras on the market, now this is the EOS T6s. Alright so you’ve been
using this for awhile you stepped up your game you’re now working with a DSLR
and you like using your camera on this mode. Notice the green auto setting, this
is your main issue because when you have the camera set to this mode it basically
says I’m in charge you’re just along for the ride and you
can’t do anything about it, so in this mode when you attach a flash you start
out with the Altura E-TTL flash for Canon. This guy on here, remember always do this
with your camera and your flash off and when you attach it goes straight it,
don’t do any side to side turning because you can damage the foot of the
flash or the hotshoe of your camera. So now when I activate the camera and I
activate the flash and notice that my flash is on TTL as a
TTL setting that lights up, now in this mode the camera and the flash are one
but the camera is making all the decisions ii’s setting the aperture, it’s setting the
shutter speed everything even if you change all the dials you try to control
here press nothing’s going to happen you won’t be able to change any settings
on your flash because on this full auto mode the camera is doing all the
thinking for you you go ahead and say well let me switch
it over to P for program, that’s the P setting on the control dial here, here
again I cannot change aperture or shutter speed, nothing is going on the only day I can
override is maybe exposure compensation that’s it so basically when you want to
do some control of your external flash I would highly recommend setting it to TV,
which is time value this way you can pick the shutter speed, and remember you
have to work anywhere between 1/60 and 1/200 of a second and it will pick
the corresponding f-stop to give you a little bit of control, but I highly
recommend. I know this sounds kind of leery but you want to switch over to
Manuel we’re now I picked the shutter speed let’s try 1/200 of a second
and the f-stop and the camera and the flash they are still working in through
the lens metering so it’s going to still control the output of your Flash the
only thing you’re doing is you’re controlling your exposure when it comes
to how much depth of field you want and how fast your subject is moving same goes for the Altura 958 x the
958 the APC 958 X again the same thing this guy is a little bit more power for
output this one also has high speed sync and rear curtain sync plus it also has the wireless TTL that can control be
controlled or control secondary flashes from Canon that have the wireless ETTL, both
situations you will eliminate the issue of not being able to change any settings
on your flash and the camera if you switch over to an override mode like
time value or manual. Happy shooting!

1 thought on “Flash Tutorials: How To Fix Locked Exposure | Altura Photo | Video Tutorial”

  1. Hi Izzy, – Remember back in the film days, if the shutter speed was over 1/125 you would take a picture of the curtain, the photo would be about 60% black. You said: Highest shutter speed is 1/200. I am using a Canon T6i – What is my highest shutter speed, is it also 1/200 • What happens if a photo is taken at 1/500. Excellent demo. Gary from Michigan, we have Maple Trees, leafs are falling. No Palm Trees. 🚂

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