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

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.

10 camera techniques to master in 2014

10 camera techniques to master in 2014

While it can take years to master the camera techniques you need to take amazing images, whatever your skill level and whatever you choose to shoot, it often pays to keep things simple. Here we’ve put together 10 essential camera techniques every photographer should master.

The 3 most common flash photography problems (and how to avoid them)

The 3 most common flash photography problems (and how to avoid them)

Photographers run into all sorts of problems when they take out their flashgun. In this quick tutorial we highlight the three most common flash photography problems and what you can do to avoid them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.