Flower Photography with Black Background using On Camera Flash ep.152

I walk you through my flash and camera settings to achieve that low key black background effect using my Olympus OM-D and built in flash. You’ll understand why I chose the settings so you can duplicate this in almost any lighting conditions.

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22 Comments

  1. Westmorland Chronicles on September 23, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Rob, your videos are always enjoyable and informative, thank you. The flower was I think, a very open Tulip, the leaf you removed may have been from a daffodil and the flowering shrub was a Camelia. Howard.

  2. Stephanie Chitty on September 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Rob you are the Bob Ross of photography tutorials!

  3. Erol U on September 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Bob, I think your flower shots are great. I have seen you shooting you EM10 MkII in light rain and it seemed OK. Do you use a screen protector and do you think they are neccesary. I heard the EM 10 LCD screen scratces easily.

  4. sally weatherley on September 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I get why you wanted the ISO low, but if the camera was set to auto ISO, why didnโ€™t it set itself lower?

  5. Terry Lovejoy on September 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Hi Rob, excellent work. It inspired me to go out taking photos of flowers using your technique ๐Ÿ‘

  6. Liz Dellar on September 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you Rob – very useful and informative. I gave it a go and it worked.

  7. Erol U on September 23, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Hello Rob, your videos are terrific. You are definetly a very talented photographer and an excellen teacher. Thanks for all your videos.

  8. Roger Quenault on September 23, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Always learn something when i watch your videos,๐Ÿ‘

  9. Avishai Yacobi on September 23, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Rob, your flower is a Tulip

  10. Dan Ryan on September 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Rob, I love your videos so much. I always come away with a big smile on my face and having learnt something new. Thanks for your efforts and keep up the good work.

  11. Arthur R McPhee on September 23, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Great working advice you’re giving here Rob. You can apply the same approach when taking pictures of people although the flash may need to be a little stronger ( but the same approach ) I’ve used this to make a white background go from white to black without needing to change the background roll.

  12. Noealz - Rain Photographer on September 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    that’s a pretty cool recording setup you came up with : )

  13. Ed Cox on September 23, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Another very informative video, Rob. Your ease with the menu and special settings is impressive. Thanks for making it look easy!

  14. Dick Huggins on September 23, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Great video! Your suggestions make a huge difference in flower photography.

  15. Maxence Montoro on September 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Hello, 8.27min There is a plot with the shadows, I dont manage to find how to get this on the screen of my Olympus, Can you help me ?

  16. Jormungandr on September 23, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Great video! You are one of the only photographers that do this kind of micromanaging on camera.

  17. paulius on September 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Just went to my garden, and tired your trick ๐Ÿ™‚ https://www.instagram.com/p/BwXo4Pel_zu/?igshid=1qynv9gm65em8

  18. Bruno Sousa on September 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Great photos Rob! Really nice!๐Ÿ‘ It would be awesome if you could make a video using high sync flash! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ‘

  19. Matteo Operti on September 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks a lot Rob! As usual you anables us to understand and adopt this kind of technique with a very little effort and in a easy way, but most importantly without spent a lot of our savings in a new bigger flash!
    I’m staying tuned for other tips or suggestions about usages of in camera built flash!!!!

  20. Ton Nugent on September 23, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Very enjoyable and informative as always! Thank you Rob!

  21. Enrique on September 23, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve been following your channel for a few months and even though Iโ€™m not an Olympus shooter (Fuji X-T2 my first and only digital camera), I find that I can apply most of your tips/techniques to my system. Thank you for sharing and Iโ€™m glad that you’re shooting close to your house so that you donโ€™t have to remember where parked your car. LOL

  22. Leon Fourie on September 23, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Rob.Used the settings and it worked excelent..How can i save these settings as a pr-set.

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