Shoot Like A Pro: essential flash techniques for outdoor portraits

Shoot Like A Pro: essential flash techniques for outdoor portraits

Good lighting can transform any average scene into something magical. In the final part of our outdoor portrait photography month of our Shoot Like A Pro series we look at some simple flash techniques and best practice for lighting your outdoor portraits.

Nikon Users: how to set up your DSLR for high-speed sync

Nikon Users: how to set up your DSLR for high-speed sync

Find out how to set up your Nikon DSLR for high-speed sync using Auto FP so that your flashgun works regardless of what shutter speed you’ve set.

Review: Flash Wave III RX wireless flash system

Review: Flash Wave III RX wireless flash system

The Flash Wave III RX wireless flash transmitter and receiver system is affordable, but how well does it work? Read our review to find out.

Master fill flash in 4 easy steps

Master using fill flash

Flash can be essential in low light, particularly when you’re shooting living subjects. But it often ends up being a necessary evil, killing the atmosphere. Ironically, flash is often of more creative use in the hours of daylight.

Sometimes called ‘synchro sun’, and better known as ‘fill flash’, a burst of artificial light can be effective in practically any outdoor situation. What’s more, you don’t need any specialist kit – you can make do with the pop-up flash that comes built into most popular DSLRs.

Replicate a fill-flash effect in Photoshop

Find out how Photoshop’s Lighting Effects filter can be used to add a fill-in flash effect to under-exposed portraits When shooting a subject with the sun behind them, or stood against a bright, illuminated background, a little fill-in flash is essential to balance the exposure of your image. Without the powerful light produced by the… Continue reading