Why do Photographer count 3,2,1

In this video I am going to explain why a photographer often count “3,2,1… cheese” and then take a photo instead of just directly taking a picture and not wast time, as most people can strike a pose directly without needing 3 seconds to do so. The reason is often affordable camera flashes have a slow refresh rate and often take up to 3-4 seconds to recharge. They often use the count down to mostly give their flash enough time to recharge and not having to explain to the clients that they were waiting for the flash to charge each time they took a picture.

Yongnuo YN685 – http://amzn.to/2tkQpvA  is an affordable speedlite you can buy for your camera, it got strong flash with a high guide number. But set to 1/1 output it will often take around 3 checkens to recharge, but with almost depleted batteries the recharge time go up to even 8 seconds. So often with affordable flashes you wil be required to make a few sentences before you take the new picture.

Profoto A1 – http://amzn.to/2tnU4ZJ is one of the most high end speedlite as its a compact studio fash light  setup. But also with its own build in powersource, this flash has the best refresh rate and enable you to take burst a lot of pictures at once and most likely your camera wil hit a buffer faster than this lens to get an issue.

This video filmed with:
Panasonic GH5 – http://amzn.to/2FIkQ01
Panasonic 7-14mm f4 – http://amzn.to/2FHbgL6
Sandisk Extreme Pro 256gb SDXC – http://amzn.to/2BYUW5U
Rode Smartlav – http://amzn.to/2E2R5uM
Manfrotto compact action – http://amzn.to/2GKPjfg
Yongnuo YN608 Ringlight 5500k – http://amzn.to/2EBAZFb

Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro – http://goo.gl/k2EagF

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