TTL on a wedding – part 1


How to create dramatic shots in a pinch using TTL and aperture priority mode.

Without TTL, when working in Aperture Priority mode, using flash can quickly show its shortcomings when shooting in a fast-paced environment such as a bride getting ready. In this setting, TTL will help you work faster and easier.

With the Elinchrom Pro Transmitter, easily switch your setup from TTL to Manual to adjust your settings.

TTL makes shots that used to be slow to setup without an assistant, a breeze.

With the ELB 500 TTL, the power and ease of creating dramatic images are in your hands.

hen documenting a bride getting ready, I tend to rely on Aperture Priority so that I can mostly shoot natural light and when I feel like flash could make for a more dramatic shot, I simply switch on my ELB 500 TTL from the Transmitter Pro.

This shot was created using an ELB 500 TTL with one head, a standard 18 cm reflector, and a 20° grid.

The setup of the battery pack is incredibly easy.

Before we get to the fun part of using the ELB 500 TTL, we have the Transmitter Pro to setup. Turn it on, press the TTL button on the bottom left of the screen and you are ready to go!

Setting up a flash has never been easier.

Be sure to take a test shot before catching the moment. If you feel like the flash isn’t matching your creative direction, simply adjust the exposure compensation on the Transmitter.

We can now create our dramatic shots easily while the camera and the Transmitter Pro do most of the technical work for us. Be sure to play with different light shapers and move them around to create different lighting setups.

This shot was created using an ELB 500 TTL with one head, a standard 18 cm reflector, and a 20° grid.

Tip: To position your Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL flash head, be sure to use the modelling light.

Using the Elinchrom Transmitter Pro, the modelling light can quickly be enabled and disabled using the “Mod” button.

This way, you can make sure your light is in the right place before triggering your first shot.

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