Flash Photography: 1 On / 2 Off Camera Flash Setup for Studios | Lighting Video Tutorial


Hello again! Izzy from Digital Goja showrooms,
and today we’re going to take a look a t how to work with 3 of the Altura Photo APC-958X
professional strobes for Canon. We’re going to show you how to work with these wirelessly,
which makes your life easier to light up your images. If this video helps you out please
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And don’t forget, when in Miami visit me at Digital Goja showrooms. Alright, so the first
thing we have to do is we have to get the camera set up for wireless flash transmission.
So, first of all, you want to set your Altura flash on your camera, this one happens to
be a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, again, this is going to be very similar menu for most Canon
cameras and, you want to set your camera to manual ’cause you want to make sure you have
access to all your control settings. Later on you can switch it to even I-TTL if you
choose to, but, activate the menu, go to your first camera setting and scroll down to flash
control. Enable, of course, flash firing, I use evaluative E-TTL metering, it works
for me and the flash sync, you can set it to auto or anywhere from 160 to 260. I prefer
working with a fixed flash sync, so I like the 250th of a second which is usually fast
enough for myself, but again you can vary it yourself. Now, we want to go to external
flash settings. First, if you’re going to do TTL, definitely activate it to TTL, so
you have TTL, manual and multi. Right now I have it to TTL, this is the one that’s very
important, this is the one that activates whether you want wireless or not. So you obviously
want to activate it to wireless, I’m going to set it to zoom auto because I want the
camera to automatically change the zoom head as I zoom my lens. I’m working with a first
curtain right now, I’m not doing high speed sync and here is where you can actually change
your exposure for your flash compensation. And then, this is if you want to do exposure
bracketing, that’s become really popular now so you can guarantee the shot and in here
is where you’re going to set the channel. I’m going with 1, I want to enable my master
flash to fire and I want to be able to control all the flash groups, but you can switch it
as you can see to different flash groups. So now, that’s set up, notice how the screen
is set to master, channel 1, so now let’s go ahead and set up the wireless ones. So now that we have the other 2 Altura 958s I’m going to set these guys up for wireless transmission.
So we first turn it on and you press down your zoom button, notice how that activates
our wireless mode and switch it over to slave and you can set it to channel 1, you can change
it to different groups here, this is where you can do all your adjustments and set it
aside and now here’s my second one, turn it on and I’m going to do the same thing, hold on
the zoom, switch it over to master in channel 1 and group A. So now, both of these guys
are ready to fire off when I fire from the one that’s my main one and I’ll show you how
that works. Now remember, this works on optical line of sight, so these sensor have to be
able to see the light being emitted from here, which is one of the reasons why I like that
the flash can do this, so I can have this aimed at my primary light source, but I can
have the flash aimed in the direction that I choose to. So this way when I fire it off,
boom, they all fire off also, so this way you can really control the way you want to
light up your subject and you can do much more advanced flash photography. I hope this helps you out. Happy shooting!

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