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Chapter 3. You Already Own It, Now Make ... > Speed Racer Lighting: Zoom Flash

Speed Racer Lighting: Zoom Flash

This is a really cool technique I stumbled upon about a year ago. I was photographing a large event in Key Largo, Florida, and wanted to get a shot of the entire room setup where the ceremony was to take place. It was outside, in a tented area, overlooking the beautiful Florida coast. I ran into a problem, and here’s how I solved it:

The challenge in getting a shot in this situation is that if you expose for the interior of the tent, everything outside the tent gets overexposed. Exposing for the area outside the tent obviously underexposes the area under the tent. I solved this problem by using my on-camera flash to illuminate the interior and balance the exposure for the exterior. Let me show you how:


  

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