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    © Quentin Décaillet

    How to use TTL

    Learn using TTL and get the best out of it.

    The ELB 500 TTL is a unit designed to ease the photographer’s life.

    It’s effortless to use, compact and lightweight enough to be with you wherever you go. It gives you the power needed to access a world of creative freedom.

    With TTL, overcome any situation within seconds. Setting up your flash has never been easier and faster.

    Throughout the pages of this guide, you’ll find different scenarios you could face while working on location. For each one of them we show you how the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL can help you get the shot quickly and with as little work as possible.

    Let’s truly connect with your subject and create high-end images in just a few seconds!

    Setting up a flash has never been easier.

    © Quentin Décaillet

    Part 1

    Bride Getting Ready

    Discover 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. TTL will help you work faster and easier.

    Read more.

    © Quentin Décaillet

    Part 2

    Bride & Groom Portrait

    How to use TTL to light portraits faster than ever.

    On a wedding day, having the time to setup a flash during the bride and groom portrait session can be next to impossible.

    Let the ELB 500 TTL be your personal assistant to help your workflow.

    Read more.

    © Julie Masson

    Part 3

    First Dance

    Thanks to HSS, you can now control your environment.

    Many natural light photographers fear artificial light because it requires more time to setup and it can be technical. With the ELB 500 TTL, you can just focus on the fun and let your imagination go.

    Read more.

    Gear Used

    • ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go

      ELB 500 TTL Dual To GoN° 10310.1

      The ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go is the perfect set to be used with total asymmetry. With two independent flash heads, the unit offers a wide variety of lighting possibilities. Combined with the TTL and HSS feature, it’s effortless to use while delivering exceptional high-end results.

      The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is not included in this set and must be order separately. Transmitters are available for Canon and Nikon. Other brands will follow later.

    • Transmitter Pro - Canon®

      Transmitter Pro - Canon®N° 19366

      The Elinchrom Transmitter Pro is dedicated to compatible Canon cameras.

      It offers fast shutter speeds up to 1/8000s, with HS / HSS and TTL / Manual functions.

      A visual display allow photographers to control flash power and modelling lamp and enable Elinchrom flash units and group settings.

      Previously known as Skyport Plus HS. This product is now named Transmitter Pro since firmware 2.1

    • Quadra Grid Reflector Set 18cm (7")

      Quadra Grid Reflector Set 18cm (7")N° 26133

      Includes a Quadra Grid reflector 18 cm with a 30° grid for precise lighting control.

    • Umbrella Deep Silver 105 cm (41”)

      Umbrella Deep Silver 105 cm (41”) N° 26352

      Elinchrom deep umbrellas are manufactured using 16 fiberglass rods to maintain a perfect circular shape.

      By simply adjusting the position, the deep shape offers control of the light spread.

      The Silver umbrella offers a crispier light providing greater specularity and texture.

      This umbrella is 45 cm deep.

      For Quadra, ELB 400/500 heads, we recommend using the Q-Reflector Adapter MK-II for umbrella sizes bigger than 85 cm to avoid any risk of damage.

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