More Flower Photography Tips to get a Black Background with Off Camera Flash ep.160

Some more flower photography tips using an off camera flash, macro extension tube, and variable nd filter. How to focus, compose, and get a black background effect – all in camera!

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Variable ND Filter

Yongnuo YN560Li

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  1. John Gyorki on September 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Asters, daisies, water-crowfoot…you may want to search for pictures of common wildflowers. Cheers. Love the video!

  2. Dereck Wainwright on September 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Rob, I have another question please. When using a tripod is it necessary to switch of the Auto Stabilisation? I’ve always read the any stabilisation should be switched off when using a tripod but so far I’ve never noticed and problem when I’ve used Auto Stabilisation.

  3. AerialCameras on September 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I prefer shooting on gloomy colder overcast days and have a hard time motivating myself to shoot when the weather is severe clear. These tutorials are great motivation to try something outside my usual. Thanks Rob.

  4. Leptospirosi on September 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I find this videa serie much interesting but I don’t think I grasped the mechanics of manual flash setting: could you please explain how you chose a certain flash power in various situations? Is it just experience or is there a guideline? Could you add this part when you review the new off camera flash you were talking about in this video? Thanks!

  5. Jakob Hovman on September 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Wonderful series. Like Ansel says: You don’t take pictures…You Make them…!
    Creativity gets Better and Better Rob…! Story, Tutorial, Pictures, Composition¬†and…Grrreat Contrast…!¬†
    Now go shoot in the streets with these settings and mindset…

    Oh and some for your Real Estate…as teasers…! I dare you…!
    I think a local exhibition soon, is possible.

    Flowers may have a name, yes, but here they talk picture language…!
    Here they are powerful elements in the image.
    Are you going closer…? so close, it becomes pure abstracts…?!

    Makes me really happy for you, to see your results…from "the Hands onwards.
    Spring Greetings my friend. All the best.

  6. barra650 on September 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I’ve been watching your channel for a month or so now . You have a straight forward and easy way of explaining details . I mainly shoot film with my OM Olympus gear , but when I do shoot digital ( Em-1 or Ep-5 ) And need some advice on different operations of the camera I go to you . Thanks .

  7. Erol U on September 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    As I said before, your photos are fantastic. I always blamed myself for not having top of the line gear. After seeing your videos, it is just talent. I have learned more from your videos than the past 30+ years of taking photos. Thanks for all your tips and keep it up. I have had my EM10ii for almost a year and I can now see what a great piece of equipment it is.

  8. Chris Edgecombe on September 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I really need to get myself a flash to try these techniques. Thanks for another good video Rob.

  9. Ribbs on September 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    You’re on a roll. You have helped me start making some great photographs since I got my E-M10ii a month ago. I have been out shooting almost every day for a month and doing so with confidence now because of your guides and tips. You have been the best tool to have for this camera. Thank you, again.

  10. Mark Laurendet on September 23, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Another nice video. Have you done a tutorial on saving custom settings. I would like to know how to save yoyr B&W settings to a MySet and recall them later. I tried in once on my EM10 v2 but I must have done something wrong as I could not load up the settings I thought I had saved.

    Really good that you do a lot of tutorials with the entry level camera instead of the flag ship models.

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

    Great video again.But Rob i just saw a guy say its fine to use a DSLR flash on your mirrorless cameea and nothing will happen except you will not have ttl.Is this really advisable as i thought it will fry you contact points and maybe the camera?

  12. Noealz - Rain Photographer on September 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    So interested in a collab of some sort : ) ?

  13. Dereck Wainwright on September 23, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Apologies Rob. I’ve just noticed that you are using IS Auto.

  14. jims journey3 on September 23, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Really helpful tips thank you.

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