Essential gear for flash portraits
We used a Nikon SB900 Speedlight, a Tamrac MicroSync transmitter (to remotely trigger the flashgun from the camera) and a Manfrotto light stand with an adjustable head attached for angling the flash into different positions.
We also made sure we had plenty of batteries for the flashgun to keep the shoot flowing.
Experimenting with test shots and shooting in cold weather meant our batteries didn’t have a long life.
PAGE 1: How to get started taking off-camera flash portraits
PAGE 2: Essential gear for flash portraits
PAGE 3: Choosing locations for flash portraits
PAGE 4: Alternative lighting
PAGE 5: Where to position your off-camera flash
PAGE 6: Make the most of your surroundings in your flash portraits