Being new to strobe lighting can be a bit overwhelming, but learning some fundamental techniques and manners of working can have you on your way. This helpful video tutorial will show you one of the most important techniques: balancing strobe light with ambient light.
Coming to you from Jay P. Morgan with The Slanted Lens, this great tutorial will show you how to balance strobes and ambient light. A lot of photographers think of working with strobes as an all or nothing proposition in which the photos are lit essentially only by strobes, but one of the most useful techniques you can use strobes for is balancing ambient light. For example, you might want to shoot a backlit sunset portrait, and exposing for the sun will leave your subject in the shadows. Adding a bit of strobe light to your subject can bring back the exact balance you want. It's a skill environmental photographers, wedding shooters, portraitists, and many others will be well served by. Furthermore, it's not as complex or mysterious a process as you might think; in fact, it's a relatively simple process. Check out the video above for the full rundown, and be sure to try it out yourself.