Controlling ambient light

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  1. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

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    This is something I would normally try and figure out on my own, but I'm at work and don't have any of my equipment here to do trial and error.

    When using flash, what needs to be done to dial down on the ambient light? I was looking through strobist and one of the posts was about a street photographer who uses a snoot to shoot. He shoots during the day, yet his pictures come out as though it was darker out.

    Is it aperture number that dictates ambient light? so bigger aperture, lower ambient light? if that's the case, how do you compensate for flash?
     
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    Samanax TPF Noob!

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    What shooting with flash the shutter speed affects/controls ambient light and aperture affects/controls the flash.

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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ditto
     
  4. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

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    That's what I was thinking, but according to David Hobby in this post: Strobist: Today's Special: Gourmet Speedlights Al Fresco

    he says:

    What does chimping back of the camera mean? dont really get the floor comment either...
     
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    Chimping is slang for looking at images on the camera's LCD. People hunch over and murmur, Ooooo, Oooooo, Oooooo.

    To understand "ambient floor" keep reading Strobist 101, you'll get there.
     

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