A quick example showing how shutter speed affects ambient exposure. Notice that in each shot, the only camera setting that changed was the shutter speed. The actual brightness of the lamp in the background was not adjusted between shots. The flash exposure remains the same. The lamp appears brighter as the duration of the exposures increase.
In short, when you have your flash exposure set correctly (manually or TTL), all you have to do to increase the visibility of the ambient light is lower your shutter speed.Get tips, inspiration, and discounts in your inbox! Signup for our free newsletter here!