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    Off-camera flash: how to stop fearing your flashgun and take control of lighting

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/01/2014 00:01am
    Lighting portraits with off-camera flash

    In this quick guide to off-camera flash we explain everything you need to know about how to take control of lighting.

    Lastolite Strobo Collapsible Snoot review

    | Accessories, Reviews | 15/12/2013 12:00pm
    Lastolite Strobo Collapsible Snoot review

    Focus your flashgun and transform harsh light with the space-saving Lastolite Strobo Collapsible Snoot. We recently put it to the test…

    Transform your pictures for under £100: getting the most from budget flashguns

    | Photography Tips | 02/12/2013 00:01am
    Transform your pictures for less than £100: stop being afraid of your flashgun

    As we continue our Shoot Like A Pro series on the most useful photography accessories for under £100, we look at flashguns and how taking control of lighting can be the most important thing you do as a photographer.

    A layman’s guide to wireless flash triggers

    | Photography for Beginners | 03/11/2013 14:00pm
    A layman's guide to wireless flash triggers

    What is a wireless flash trigger good for? There are lots of things to think about when using off-camera flash, but using a wireless flash trigger can make the process much simpler. In our latest Layman’s Guide we answer all the common questions beginner photographers have about wireless flash triggers.

    8 flash photography mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips | 31/10/2013 00:01am
    How we set up our off-camera flash

    Automatic flash exposure systems make using flash easier than ever before, but there are some problems that crop-up on a regular basis. In the latest article in her series looking at some of the mistakes photographers make, our head of testing Angela Nicholson explains some of the classic flash photography mistakes and offers some of her best flash photography tips for avoiding them.

    6 flash modifiers every photographer should try once

    | Photography Tips | 27/10/2013 00:01am
    Best flash modifiers: 05 Gels

    We round up six of the best flash modifiers you can use to soften your flash, add a dash of colour and other tricks.

    Strobist portrait: setup your pop-up flash to control another flashgun

    | Photography Tips | 15/10/2013 11:37am
    Strobist portrait: setup your pop-up flash to control another flashgun

    On some DSLRs your pop-up flash can control another flashgun. In this tutorial we show you how to make this simple Strobist portrait setup to selectively light your pictures.

    High-speed photography ideas: how to capture water balloons as they explode

    | Photography Tips | 15/10/2013 00:01am
    High-speed photography ideas: how to capture water balloons the instant they explode

    Using your flash and split-second timing to shoot high-speed photography of water balloons exploding can create spectacular results. In this tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to do it.

    Candid photography: shoot documentary- style portraits of people at work

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/08/2013 00:01am
    Candid photography: how to shoot documentary-style portraits of people at work

    Candid photography is one of the more difficult types of portraiture you can shoot. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture both informal portraits and documentary-style pictures of people at work using a variety of techniques.

    DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video)

    | Photography Tips | 08/08/2013 11:23am
    DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video tutorial)

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post our technique editor Chris teams up with our friends at NPhoto to provide a thorough yet easy-to-follow video demonstration of how to make a simple flash diffuser from cardboard for more evenly lit images.

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