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    How to use flash to freeze action with motion blur

    | Photography Tips | 05/10/2014 00:01am
    How to use flash to freeze action with motion blur

    Freezing action and capturing motion blur at the same time may sound like a contradiction but it is possible if you use an external flash. Here’s how it’s done.

    DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a clamp to direct off-camera flash

    | Photography Tips | 11/09/2014 00:01am
    DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a clamp to direct off-camera flash

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks tutorial we show you how to make a really simple clamp for your off-camera flash using a few bits and pieces from around the house!

    6 lessons you’ll only learn by shooting with flash

    | Photography Tips | 09/08/2014 00:01am
    6 lessons you'll only learn by shooting with flash

    If you never use flash there are some great effects that you’re missing out on and a few important lessons that you’ll never learn about photography. In their latest guest blog post the photo management experts at Photoventure see if they can persuade you to give using flash a go.

    F&V HDR-300 review: is this the best ring light for super-soft lighting?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 29/06/2014 00:01am
    F&V HDR-300 review: is this the best option for super-soft lighting?

    Soft, shadowless light is just the ticket for flattering portraiture or product shots and a ring light is one of the easiest ways to achieve it. Is this F&V HDR-300 your best option? We put it to the test.

    6 clever ways to get better lighting from your camera’s pop-up flash

    | Photography Tips | 17/05/2014 00:01am
    Built-in flash

    Most entry- and enthusiast-level cameras come with a pop-up flash, which though not especially powerful, can come in very handy. In this tutorial we’ll show you six built in flash techniques than can help you get the better results from this often overlooked and somewhat maligned feature.

    How to buy a flashgun: the most important features every photographer should have

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/03/2014 00:01am
    How to buy a flashgun: the most important features you'll want to have

    A full-sized flashgun delivers the potential for versatile lighting techniques in wide-ranging conditions. In this quick buyer’s guide we’ll explain how to buy a flashgun by revealing some of the most important features every photographer will want to have.

    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: learn basic TTL flash techniques

    | Photography Tips | 24/02/2014 00:01am
    10 camera techniques to master in 2014: learn basic TTL flash techniques

    As our Shoot Like a Pro series on mastering some of the fundamental camera techniques continues we introduce you to several basic TTL flash techniques that can transform your images.

    Lighting gels: how to use an orange CTO gel to neutralise orange backgrounds

    | Night, Photography Tips | 09/02/2014 00:01am
    Lighting gels: how to use an orange CTO gel to neutralise orange backgrounds

    Orange backgrounds can be a casualty of using flash at night. In this quick guide we’ll show you how lighting gels like an orange CTO gel can help neutralise the colour in your backgrounds.

    77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

    | Photography Tips | 07/02/2014 00:01am
    77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

    Learn new photography techniques – and master old ones – with this essential photographer’s resource. This list of 77 photography techniques to try covers some of the most popular types of photography.

    High speed photography: how to use flash, not shutter speed, to freeze action

    | Photography Tips | 05/02/2014 00:01am
    High speed photography: how to use flash, rather than shutter speed, to freeze action

    Discover how to stop high-speed action with hotshoe flash. In this tutorial we show you an alternative high-speed photography technique that doesn’t require a super-fast shutter speed.