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High Speed Sync with CLS

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m06s
Language: english
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Summary:

Patrick knows his stuff with Nikon flashes. He's here to show one of the special features of their CLS system flashes. Nothing like working in extreme situations.

Opposing light and high high winds are just a few hurdles that will be tackled using the High-Speed Synchronization feature in this video.

How can you use super high shutter speeds and still be able to use flash? Patrick explains the theory of high speed synchronization technique. In the practice, we meet head on the pitfalls like insufficient flash power and flash distance. Like most things there are compromises to be made, we see how depth can be sacrificed for more light and how shooting time needs to be reduced to compensate for flash rejuvenation time.

All in all a well rounded look at breaking the SLR flash synch speed limit. Fasten your safety belts.

CLS with Two Lights

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Runtime - length of the film: 07m44s
Language: english
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Summary:

Patrick Ludolph handles two lights at once while using Nikon's CLS-system. Hair and main light require certain TTL-settings that however cause unpredictable results.

To gain better control, Patrick has the options to adjust the hair lights's exposure in TTL-mode, or going fully manual.

CLS Using Light Formers

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m52s
Language: english
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Patrick Ludolph continues in his series on using the Nikon CLS. In the portion he gives more background on off-camera flash and specifically light formers.

On the small set he shows the importance not only of getting the flash off the camera but also the direction of the light. Paramount to direction, however is the quality of the light and it is here that he shows us his favorite light formers, both large and small.  They are demonstrated in conjunction with the flash off the camera.

As a closer, Paddy then shows how the user can improvise light formers from commonly available objects and then improvises the placement of the light former in multiple variations combining the light formers.  

This is a good example of how anyone can quickly improve the flash results and how to encourage and motivate you to remove the flash from the camera and try it at a different location.

CLS Flash Value Lock

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m43s
Language: english
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Patrick Ludolph attends Nikon's Flash Value Lock. It solves incorrect exposure caused by the Creative Lighting System (CLS) if the camera is being moved or the subject differs in brightness.

If the photographer places a model near the edge of his frame, the flash measures exposure at its point of impact instead of the face. This may cause a faulty exposure of the face. The Flash Value Lock measures the face instead, saves the flash value and enables moving the camera.

CLS TTL Balanced Light

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m05s
Language: english
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The Nikon CLS System

Summary:

In this FotoTV. film Patrick Ludolph gives us a few helpful hints for situations where it isn´t possible to use off-camera flashing.

In moments such as these Patrick himself uses natural light shapers such as a simple white background.
With the help of his model Katja, Patrick demonstrates different flash settings and also shows us the effects of the Balanced Light setting using CLS TTL

With these settings the camera balances out the difference between the environment light and the flash.
With these tips you can take cool photos with the mounted flash, too.

The Nikon CLS System

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Runtime - length of the film: 20m00s
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Summary:

In this film Patrick Ludoloph, professional photographer and blogger, shows us how to implement the Nikon CLS or Creative Lighting System. Patrick explains to us the inverse square law and the importance of correct flash intenstity.

If you are working alone and need to move your flash around a lot, this is the film for you as Patrick shows us how to do exactly this without having to change the flash intensity with every repositioning of the flash.

This film explains all the camera settings you need for this system and how easily it can be implemented.

So have a look how Patrick explains all of this without too much technobabble and learn how to use this system with only your camera´s built in flash and one more flash that supports the CLS system!