10 Mixed Ambient and Electronic Flash Lighting and Exposure

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This environmental portrait was made for a Ceramics Monthly magazine cover. The subject used a mirror to make her pottery, so it was used as part of the portrait. Since her studio looked out on the mountains, a decision was made to balance the exposure between electronic flash for the interior and face and the view through the window.© Glenn Rand

With exposure basics in hand, we can now accomplish some mixed light exposure techniques. We can regard portraits as either studio-lit or mixed light situations. Even within a studio setting, mixed light may be chosen either to use a window as ...

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