In Neil van Niekerk's book "Off Camera Flash" (pages 56-57 for those playing along at home), he describes balancing ambient light with flash. In this particular image, he intentionally overexposed the background by 2/3 of a stop to have the background be slightly brighter than his model. He then added a small bit of fill flash "to open up the shadows on her face." Question: If the model is in the ambient light, and the ambient light is being intentionally OVERexposed by 2/3 of a stop, won't adding fill flash on the model OVERexpose her by that much more? This is confusing to me. :scratch: I am thinking of it like this: Assume that you shine a flashlight at an object and the object is very bright, brighter than necessary in fact to see it clearly. So in order to see it better, you shine a SECOND flash light at the object. Am I thinking of this wrong?