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    Off Camera Flash Photography: tips from Damien Lovegrove for shooting outdoors

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 07/06/2013 00:01am
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    Final off camera flash tips from our professional photographer

    Final off camera flash tips from our professional photographer: get some help

    Get some help!
    “When determining the position of the off camera flash, try to get someone to hold it up so you can quickly see the results. The flash is rectangular, so think about whether to hold it vertically or horizontally. This will change the way it lights your subject.”

     

    Final off camera flash tips from our professional photographer: using flash in sunlight

    Using off camera flash in sunlight
    The bright sunlight was causing problems for Richard, because he had to keep his shutter speed below 1/250 sec to keep the SLR ‘in sync’. So he needed a small aperture such as f/16 to cope with all the light, which in turn meant that his flashgun had to work extra hard.

    Damien advised him to use his flashgun’s flash Exposure Compensation to boost its intensity. Damien also recommended changing the zoom of the flash manually. This had the effect of focusing the light and concentrating its intensity onto the subject. Moving the flash closer to the subject helped, too.

     

    Setting up to shoot off camera flash photography: use an extra flash

    Use an extra flash
    For even more creative effects, Damien suggested that Richard added another flash. By placing this flash behind the model, Richard created a moody sense of depth, adding another dimension to this shot. To ramp up the atmosphere, he set an additional flash to ‘slave’ so that both fired simultaneously.

    PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
    PAGE 2: Setting up to shoot off camera flash photography
    PAGE 3: Final off camera flash tips from our professional photographer
    PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
    PAGE 5: Shot of the Day

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    Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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