Watch 2 Different Takes on an Outdoor Scene with Ambient and Flash Lighting

Yesterday, I shared a video from Profoto that discussed the benefits of high speed sync when shooting in high ambient light outdoors. In this video from Profoto, we get another look at the differences between shooting with ambient light only and adding layers of light using TTL lighting outdoors mixed with available ambient lighting.

Again, the video highlight’s Profoto’s high end AirTTL system using B2 and B1 lights but the same high speed sync can be achieved with smaller and more affordable speedlights from the likes of Canon and Nikon, or even cheaper third-party speedlights.

 

Learn the Benefits of High-Speed Sync in Daylight

This short video from Profoto shows how shooting with high-speed sync flashes in daylight can help bring back details in the sky. The advantage of high-speed sync is that you can shoot at much higher shutter speeds than the x-sync rating of your camera. Most systems allow you to go up to 1/8000s, which means you can bring ambient light down without needing a ton of light from your flash.

In this case, they used a single B2 head in a softbox to balance the flash and ambient light. While the Profoto kits can be very expensive, the same effect can be achieved using smaller and more affordable speedlights. If name brand speedlight kits are still too expensive, third-party speedlights are available with the high-speed sync feature for less than $100.

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon Now Available

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is a 4-channel, 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver set that allows you to shoot at max shutter speeds up to 1/8000s in conjunction with Nikon’s TTL system.

Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Key Features

  • TTL flash trigger with EV adjustments (+/- 3 stops in 1/3 stops)
  • Quick-change buttons and Backlit LCD to adjust EV level, mode, and channel
  • High Speed Sync mode – 1/8000s
  • Second Curtain Sync mode
  • Wired and wireless shutter release functions
  • 100 meter range
  • Compatible with other Phottix flash triggers

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is available in the Phottix online store and should be available soon here at Adorama.