Make Exceptional Landscapes Happen – Free Webinar 5/22 at 1pm ET

HD On-Demand – originally held 5/22/2014
Hosted by Joe Brady

Landscape Photography can be a challenge for even the best digital camera. You need to use the full dynamic range of your camera and protect those all-important highlights that often make the shot.

Join host Joe Brady as he shows you how a single spot reading can put important highlights at the top of the capture and eliminate the need for bracketing and chimping.

Joe will show how to calibrate a Sekonic L-758 meter, your camera’s exposure capabilities, how to get the best digital file and how to quickly process that image to bring out its full beauty.

Don’t miss that perfect moment by guessing – get it right the first time, every time.

Equipment List:
Sekonic L-758DR
Sekonic DTS software
X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
Sony a-99 DSLR
Sony 70-200 f2.8 Zeiss Lens
Sony 24-70 f2.8 Zeiss Lens
3-stop ND Filter
Benro Travel Angel II – C2682TV2
Adobe Lightroom 5


Make Exceptional Landscapes Happen

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5 Responses to Make Exceptional Landscapes Happen – Free Webinar 5/22 at 1pm ET

  1. Phil says:

    On Pensacola Beach when I shoot a person or group at sundown, I can’t seem to capture the brilliant orange ball……….. Only a blown out sun. I’m using off camera flash with the Mini flex setup and the faces are fine.
    Any suggestions?
    Come on down and do alive spot……..

    • Phil Bradon says:

      Need to use a much higher shutter speed and or aperture for the shot to bring the “sky exposure” down. This is a job for High Speed Flash Sync. As a good start, put your back to the sun and use the camera meter to measure the sky opposite the sun (don’t look at the sun through your camera…very dangerous). Get a reading. Set camera to manual and close down about 2 stops from the measurement you got (either use smaller aperture–higher number, or higher shutter speed). Then turn around and take your sunset shot. You will notice the sun exposure is now much better. Now you have to add flash illumination on your subject to equal the bright background with the sun in it. If using HSS mode and fast shutter speed, move the flash very close to the subject (perhaps 6 feet or closer) to do this. That should get you close. Do some testing to find the look that is best for you shot after that. Always. Do not look directly at the sun when your eye is at the camera viewfinder. You can damage your eye.

  2. Tony Silva says:

    Another great webinar! Thank you!

    A question for you if I may. Is it possible to upgrade the L758DR via firmware to accept more than 3 camera profiles and calculate for more than just 5 stops when using filter compensation?

    Thanks again for great products and teaching webinars!

    • Phil Bradon says:

      Thanks. We are constantly looking around for the best topics. The 758 can be firmware upgraded. We did this for the improved RT-32CTL PocketWizard Transmitter. We are looking into increasing the filter compensation to 9.9 stops. The Sekonic engineers have this on their list. No ETA for it yet. The 7-segment “camera display number” could go up to 9. I don’t know if there is enough memory onboard to store more. Will ask. Again. Not a quick process.

  3. George says:

    Really great webinar! Thanks!

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