Flash photography tips: external flash techniques anyone can understand

A cheat sheet for getting the best results possible from your external flash

In this post we run through some of the most effective techniques for using your external flash unit, the most useful accessories, set-ups and more. We’ve also provided a couple handy flash photography cheat sheets to help illustrate the techniques we’re talking about.

How to balance ambient light with flash

How to balance ambient light with flash

Many camera and flashgun combinations do a great job of producing images with exposure that’s nicely balanced automatically in a wide range of situations, but if you want to take more creative images or be able to assume control when the automated systems fail, you need to understand how to do the work yourself. Here, we explain how to balance flash with ambient light.