Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and flashgun to create dramatic lighting for spooky gothic portraits. The great thing is this lighting technique is great for other types of portraiture if period costumes aren’t your thing!

A layman’s guide to off-camera flash

Off-Camera Flash: a simple Strobist tutorial for stunning portraits

What is off-camera flash and why could it important to your photography? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and equipment.

In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about off-camera flash and how to use it.

6 lessons you’ll only learn by shooting with flash

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.

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

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

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.