now we're talking camp. This is a simple acronym and framework that will break down the process of while shooting any photograph. Heads up for those that are going into lighting one through lighting for I had a more in depth version of this that was eight steps to get into the perfect shot, which is what you see in this slide. It's similar to camp, but it's broken out in kind of a more in depth view. Later on, I kind of simplify the process down to just the camp framework. So either way I want you all to understand the camp framework because it's a very simple way of incorporating flash into your photography. I'm going to do this in practice in the next several videos when we take you on location. But for right now, Camp stands for composition, ambient light modify and then photograph All this simply means is when you arrive at a scene and you have your subject there and you say to yourself, well I think I want to light this shot. I want you to stop. The first thing that I want you to ...
do is not touch anything when it comes to lighting. I want you to think of composition first. Where do you want your camera to be? Where do you want your subject to be? What kind of shot are you creating? What lens is the right choice? What is the story that you're telling everything? Then you're gonna move to ambient light exposure. That's the exposure that you're gonna set in the camera itself. This is your combination of shutter speed of I. S. O. Of aperture. Everything you're gonna set the ambient light exposure. You're going to take a shot for where you essentially want. What I want you to think here is what do you want your background to look like in the frame? Do you want it more on the bright side? You want to walk on the dark side, Take the shot and then look at your subject and this is where you get to the modify piece, you're gonna look at your subject and say do I need to modify the existing light? Are they just a little bit dark and they need a little bit more light? Or do I need to add light to the scene, modify or add light? You're always going to begin with one light. If you need another light, add another light. But for right now we're just gonna focus on one light because that's more than enough for most situations. Then with that light set up you're gonna photograph. Now. In practice this takes the process of lighting and it makes it a simple step by step process. Okay. The reason why lighting is complicated for most people because they step into a scene and they go, okay, I'm going to start setting up my flash, I'm gonna start doing this. They start messing with flash power before they ever decided on composition. They sometimes set up two or three lights at a time. They don't even know the basics of what they're trying to do and they incorporate all the gear that they've brought with them. This makes it very complicated. So I want you guys to think camp composition emulate, modify or add, then photograph simple step by step. You're gonna see in practice before we get there. I have one other video, we're gonna discuss intention. The intention piece is all to do with that ambient light exposure. So let's go to that video.